iPhone and Apple Watch new software feature to help fitness apps provide more personalised ...

Fitness fanatics look like the biggest winners from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, where the announcements focused on new software-related innovations this year, and not hardware. For developers – especially those of fitness apps – the new iPhone and Apple Watch software, announced at this month’s WWDC, is going to bring about many exciting changes. “Siri Shortcuts is going to be a game-changer,” says Kayla Itsines, a celebrity personal trainer whose smartphone app, “Sweat with Kayla”, was the highest grossing fitness app in 2016, according to analytics firm App Annie, pulling in US$17 million. DNA-linked wearable app takes the guesswork out of fitness and diet The 27-year-old Australian is referring to the new feature to be launched with iOS 12 this autumn that uses a combination of hardware and software tools to predict what a user wants, or needs, to do For example, Siri Shortcuts can use machine learning to . More