Back in January, we learned that Google had been working on a Fitness SDK for Android. Reportedly, the Fitness API would allow applications to view and edit fitness data, fitness tracking, access health information, and more. Since then, we haven’t heard anything out of Mountain View. Today, Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Android, Apps, and Chrome, announced at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, that Google will soon be launching an SDK for Android developers.
“In two weeks we are launching the first developer SDK for Android,” and “that will lay out the vision for developers in how we see this market working.”
Pichai mentioned the tools will allow developers to harvest data from sensors embedded in smartwatches, smartbands, or even your jacket. With the SDK, Google plans to outline their stance on wearables and how they see the market evolving. Pichai also noted that Google wasn’t ready to announce a product yet, however that doesn’t mean they aren’t working on one, as previous reports have stated.
It looks like we’ll learn a heck of a lot more in two weeks when the SDK is released and hopefully we’ll see a wearable from Google at IO in just a few months.
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