By Jeff Arnold, CEO and Chairman
Just last week, Apple held the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where developers gather each year to find out what new software bells and whistles they’ll be given access to by Apple. At Sharecare, we’re particularly excited about some of the tools Apple is opening up for developers, especially in the newest version of the operating system and developer kit for Apple Watch. First, the ability to build apps that can stand alone on the Apple Watch is a significant opportunity that challenges us to continue simplifying our user experience. Then there’s access to more of the Watch’s features like the Digital Crown, Taptic engine, the microphone and, of course, health sensors.
Whether you’re trying to figure out what that lingering cough might mean or you just want a quick gut check on your stress, the possibilities for Sharecare to help you monitor, manage and improve your health with Apple Watch are endless. In fact, we will soon launch AskMD for Apple Watch, the perfect complement to our existing AskMD app for iOS that will provide you quick access to your consultations, check in on you to see if you’re feeling better and let you dictate notes for your next doctor visit. And now that developers can access the microphone on Apple Watch, we’re actively exploring how we can apply our voice analysis technology to help Apple Watch users increase their self-awareness, improve their relationships and enjoy better health.
Even if you don’t have an Apple Watch or plan to buy one, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of technology that can help you have better health. No matter your preferred platform or budget, there’s an app for that.