HealthKit bug hits Apple’s iOS 8 launch, compatible fitness apps removed

healthkitA bug found in one of the flagship features of iOS 8 put the dampeners on the launch of the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system on Wednesday.

The company has made much of HealthKit and the associated health and fitness features behind its new fitness-tracking service, but as it flicked the switch on its updated mobile OS, the discovery of a bug in the HealthKit software left it with no choice but to pull all compatible third-party health apps from the App Store.

This framework links with Apple’s new Health app, essentially a dashboard presenting to a user all their health and fitness data.  More