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The Fitbit Public API has arrived.

2011 February 11
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by Tim Roberts

Fitbit is more than just a gadget – it’s a platform for wellness and awareness. Tracking steps, activities, food, sleep and a whole range of attributes about your life allows insights into how you can change your life and improve your well-being.  But so far you’ve been limited to using Fitbit’s website for what you can do with that data.  Well today all that changes.

Developers, start your engines.

The Fitbit Public API gives developers the ability to pull and push data into the Fitbit platform, extending what users can do with their Fitbit data. This is an early BETA release, so expect there to be some bumps in the road. We look forward to working closely with developers as we improve the service and help you create applications that improve people’s lives.

To get started with the API and to learn more about its current capabilities, head over to dev.fitbit.com or join us on the Fitbit API Developer Group.  We’re excited to see what you dream up.

What does this mean if you don’t write code?

A wider selection of awesome ways to engage with wellness in your life!  By having a Public API, developers can create a whole universe of cool applications and services.  What kind of stuff?  Well hard to say, but we’re hoping to see things like visualization tools, cool logging services and ways to import data from other sources into Fitibt.

12 Responses leave one →
  1. February 11, 2011

    Fantastic job Fitbit crew! I rave about this device and you just opened up a world of possibilities. Thank you for listening so intently to your user community.

  2. Anita permalink
    February 11, 2011

    Awesome! I know the developer community has been screaming for this for at least as long as I’ve been using my Fitbit, so I’m anxious to see what kind of cool new apps/utilities they come up with. It’s already an incredible tool, so having access to even more ways to play with the data.

  3. February 11, 2011

    Congrats!! We’ve been working with your API for about a month now and it’s been a great experience. Now that it’s publicly available, it’ll be exciting to see what else gets built.

  4. Brenda permalink
    February 11, 2011

    I would love for fitbit to be able to access http://www.caloriecount.about.com. They have a huge food data base.

  5. February 11, 2011

    Excited! Been waiting for a year now ;) .

  6. Toni permalink
    February 14, 2011

    Fantastic!! I love my fitbit, and I can’t wait to see what great way the dev community comes up with to make it even more amazing!

  7. Arnaud ferec permalink
    February 23, 2011

    Hey! Fitbit looks very cool. i m a sport physiologist working with NBA players and I d like to develop some cool stuff for the fitbit in sport. if any coder is interested please drop me msg via bbcoach01 at gmail.

    tchuss

  8. February 26, 2011

    YES!!!! Super stoked!

  9. Ale permalink
    February 28, 2011

    That’s awesome! I would love to see Fitbit integrated with more websites such as Daily Burn, Livestrong, a calorie counting website, etc. This is a great move!

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