Misfit opens up to third parties, Digifit first on board

SDK reaping rewards as popular mobile health platform syncs up with Shine
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Last week Misfit announced the launch of its Developer Toolkit platform; allowing third parties to add Shine data compatibility into their apps. Today, the first fruits of that initiative have been realised as popular mobile health suite Digifit has revealed its users can now add steps, calorie burn, activity, sleep and other health information from the Misfit Shine into the their ecosystem.

"Wearing the Misfit Shine tracker and exercising with Digifit's heart rate monitoring app gives a complete overview of total activity," said Dean Hovey, CEO of Digifit.

"The new partnership enables an effective way to analyse physical activity, sleep and nutrition on a short-term or long-term basis...and provides an engaging way to change habits.”

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The Misfit Cloud API and SDK will result compatibility with over 30 platforms including RunKeeper, MapMyFitness and IFTTT.

Misfit also has a Scientific Library, which gives hardware makers access to its proprietary sensor algorithms and analytics. Pebble has already tapped into this with the launch of its Misfit app earlier this year and Misfit CEO Sonny Vu told Wareable recently that his company's tech will be inside six smartwatches before the end of the year.

Vu said: “We’re making the science available to anyone. If you're making an app and you want motion tracking and sleep tracking, we will actually provide the algorithms to the people to do that.

"We're in one smartwatch now and going to be in half a dozen smartwatches by the end of the year. We even have activity trackers that are competitors to the Shine that we're powering."

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