Google might soon launch a new Health app for its users. The app will reportedly work much like Apple’s health app, allowing the cumulation and sharing of such health data with others.
The information comes through a leaked screenshot of the Google app under works. As pointed out in a report by 91mobiles, the description of the app mentions “a unified view of your health,” the data for which is pulled from the person’s visits to the doctors, labs and more such healthcare facilities.
To get started with the app, users will have to link their online accounts from places where they have received their healthcare. It is believed that the app will then source the health data of the user from these establishments and help display it to the user right on their phone.
This type of health data accumulation is much helpful for those who require regular visits to hospitals or other healthcare facilities. It will also help a person share their complete medical record with their doctors for utmost clarity on their health patterns.
As provided by tipster Ishan Agarwal, the leak reveals that the app is in the early stages of development as of now. Though it is being tested for several new features, it is not clear if the app will see the light of day for sure.
As of now, Agarwal tips that the app has menus for profile pages, records, contacts, and sharing. This means that the Health app by Google will allow users to share their health data with their loved ones, much like Apple lets its users do the same. It will thus also ask for contacts and sharing permission from the user upon use.
It is expected that the new Health app by Google will first be available for Android devices. An iOS version might follow soon after. Once Google rolls out the app across the platforms, it will build on its Google Fit app for the health-oriented offerings in the company’s software portfolio. Moreover, it will be a healthy competition to Apple’s Health app, which is bolstered much by the hardware that Apple makes, like Apple Watch. If Android-based wearables or other health monitoring devices help Google achieve a similar ecosystem with the app is yet to be seen.