Button May Define the Future of Health Apps

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Just imagine. You log the donut you ate for breakfast in MyFitnessPal, and, based on your calorie-heavy breakfast, Moves lets you know to increase your usual pace on your lunchtime walk. Then, when you pass Footlocker, a notification pops up saying that the sensors in your shoes read that you’ve been putting too much pressure on your feet, and you should consider buying an insert. At the end of the day, all of the information about your activity  is already logged in your Misfit app, so you can rest easy.

Sounds great doesn’t it? Well, it may not be too far off from reality thanks to a new app experience called Button. Button deep links apps, essentially letting the apps on your phone share important information with each other, to provide you with a better user experience.

When apps get smarter by using already gathered data, it helps your phone provide a more complete picture of your wellness state. Eventually, the connections may allow your phone to suggest health tips, improving your lifestyle.

Button is currently focused on delivery and ride share services with partners such as Drizly, Resy, Uber, and Glamsquad. But it does not seem like that much of a stretch for the partnerships to soon expand into health applications.

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