New products like Vessyl are showing us a bit more of what the “Internet of Things” and connected devices and wearables future could look like. Everything you eat, drink, see, hear, feel, touch, think…measured, tracked, processed,logged and then shared between your different devices and apps to ultimately yield meaningful insights back to you so you can be healthier, happier, more productive, more entertained, etc.
It paves the way for video games, music streaming services, stores, virtual realities, social networks, food services, gyms, studios, that dynamically respond to your needs, your mood, biometric factors, what you did/didn’t do that day, who you did/didn’t interact with…
It’s why Apple was so smart to release HomeKit and HealthKit APIs with iOS 8. It allows them to keep the Home and Health apps in the lead within their ecosystem, which will in turn propel and inform their future hardware decisions, much like we’ve seen with the current iOS ecosystem. Wouldn’t be surprised if they start acquiring companies like Vessyl next..