We’re happy to introduce iHealth as the newest integration supported by Shimmer. By adding iHealth support to Shimmer, developers can now access data from their API without building their own integrations.
We’re excited about supporting iHealth because of the broad range of measures they capture through their consumer-devices. From blood glucose to blood pressure and physical activity, the iHealth ecosystem is a rich source of consumer health data. With iHealth data, you could help people who have Type 2 Diabetes visualize how physical activity affects their blood glucose levels. Or you could explore connections between blood pressure and weight in hypertensive patients. The options are nearly endless!
We’d be remiss in not taking this opportunity to share the ways that Shimmer continues to grow and develop. One of the greatest benefits of Shimmer is that it is open-source, meaning other developers from around the world can contribute shims that make it even more powerful. We have been hard at work adding support for major mobile health platforms and we plan to continue to do so. We have shims for Strava, Ginsberg, and others in the pipeline.
However, we also rely on the community to contribute their expertise by developing shims for other APIs. There are platforms we don’t know well or that we may have never even heard of, but that you might know in great depth. We need your help to build shims for these platforms.
Collectively, we can harness the transformative potential of mobile health more effectively than any of us alone. If you’re interested in contributing, please take a look at this guidance, or contact us and let us know what you’re thinking of working on.
Shimmer is the first and only open-source health data aggregator. It allows developers to easily pull data from different mobile health platforms into their own applications and tools.
Go integrate iHealth, and many other mobile health platforms, via Shimmer today!