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Mastering iOS 12 Programming - Third Edition

By : Donny Wals
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Mastering iOS 12 Programming - Third Edition

By: Donny Wals

Overview of this book

The iOS development environment has significantly matured, and with Apple users spending more money in the App Store, there are plenty of development opportunities for professional iOS developers. However, the journey to mastering iOS development and the new features of iOS 12 is not straightforward. This book will help you make that transition smoothly and easily. With the help of Swift 4.2, you’ll not only learn how to program for iOS 12, but also how to write efficient, readable, and maintainable Swift code that maintains industry best practices. Mastering iOS 12 Programming will help you build real-world applications and reflect the real-world development flow. You will also find a mix of thorough background information and practical examples, teaching you how to start implementing your newly gained knowledge. By the end of this book, you will have got to grips with building iOS applications that harness advanced techniques and make best use of the latest and greatest features available in iOS 12.
Table of Contents (35 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Chapter 15. Tracking Activity Using HealthKit

More and more people care about their health nowadays. A lot of people try to make sure that they eat the right foods and maintain an active lifestyle. A considerable part of this group uses fitness apps and trackers, such as the Apple Watch, to measure and record their activities. All of this activity data is logged using Apple's HealthKit frameworks.

App developers can integrate HealthKit in their apps to track and record workouts, activities, and many other metrics that are meaningful for monitoring personal health. Because more and more people care about this data, Apple aims to continuously improve the HealthKit framework so that app developers can focus on building great apps, rather than figuring out how to integrate their data with iOS.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Understanding HealthKit
  • Implementing a workout app
  • Integrating with iOS

By the end of this chapter, you will know how to build an application that tracks user activity...