Now that Apple has finally fixed the HealthKit bug with iOS version 8.0.2, we’re beginning to see a number of apps featuring the new iOS 8 functionality. One of those is the popular MyFitnessPal, which was just updated to version 5.6.6.
The update focuses on sharing three different metrics – meal summaries, weight, and exercise. That means you can share meal data with other HealthKit-connected apps when you add food into the app’s diary.
If you have an app that records your weight into HealthKit, that information will be automatically synced into your MyFitnessPal account.
Finally, other exercises from any other HealthKit app will be added to your diary, and MyFitnessPal can adjust a daily calorie goal.
As an extra-added privacy step, users will need to enable HealthKit access. That can be done by heading to the app gallery and then selecting Settings on the HealthKit screen.
A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, MyFitnessPal can be downloaded now for free.
For other app news and reviews, see: Toca Boca goes back to the assembly line and retools Toca Robot Lab in a new update, Fotograf from Nevercenter is a photo editing app that delivers classy results, and Magical match-three puzzler Runes of Camelot is coming this fall.