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HealthKit claims Apple stole its name

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Jun 2014 8:42

HealthKit claims Apple stole its name A healthcare-focused company in Melbourne, Australia is not too happy that Apple has decided to use the name HealthKit in a new API.
Apple unveiled HealthKit for developers to create health and fitness apps for iOS devices that can share data with each other. There's just one problem; there's already a company called HealthKit and they are less than impressed with Apple's borrowing of their name.

"HealthKit is already in use, by us!," a blog post reads.

"Even the way they write it is the same as us. I'm flattered that they like our name so much and that it's a ringing endorsement for our market opportunity (which we already knew). However, as an Apple fan, I feel let down. They didn't feel that they had to do a quick domain search - it would have taken 5 seconds to type www.healthkit.com into their browser and discover us."

The firm also posed a question directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Twitter after Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday.


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