Rumors became real Monday as Apple introduced its own health app at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in California.
According to live reports, the app takes its inspiration from the explosion of mobile health apps on its App Store: There were so many apps and gadgets, but no central place to monitor the information they gathered and produced.
Enter Apple's HealthKit app, which aims to centralize that data, including glucose readings, heart rates and blood pressure, as well as give providers a repository to transmit and store data from regular checkups. The goal is to allow for more continuous care and monitoring of patients. Apple has attracted powerful sponsors, including Nike and Mayo Clinic, to partner with.