Jawbone releasing Up API for wider compatibility and integration

It looks like Jawbone is preparing to open its UP software to third parties, specifically, to other hardware manufacturers. This means that Jawbone would be able to collect data into its app from rivals like FitBit, as well as smartwatches running Android Wear, and Apple's long-rumored iWatch, according to Re/code:

That includes the new health-focused wearable that Apple is expected to introduce this week, as well as Google Android Wear devices and Microsoft's Windows Phone. It also means it's software will be able to suck in data garnered from rival devices like Fitbit and render it on Jawbone's app.

Hardware manufacturers will be able to make new products that communicate directly with the UP platform through an open protocol, without the need for an additional app.

Would you like to see your device integrate with UP's platform? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Re/Code

Joseph Keller