Google debuts SDK preview kit for developers of its Fit platform

Developers interested in building apps for Google Fit, the tech titan's Android-based health and fitness tracking platform, can now tap the Preview SDK for Fit, which offers up three APIs: Sensor API, Recording API and a History API, according to a Tech Crunch report.

Google Fit is expected to arrive later this year with the release of Android L. Software makers will first need to install a special version of the Android L Developer Preview using a Nexus 5 handset or second generation Nexus 7 Wi-Fi tablet.

The Preview SDK does not provide support for the REST API or specific APIs related to Android Wear. Google Fit's strategy is viewed as a direct competitor to Apple's HealthKit and Samsung's Sami biometric platforms. Google's fitness app data may interface with Google's cloud services and eventually tie-in with the company's Android Wear, a mobile OS for wearable health devices and smart watches. Article