Chris Black

Senior Software Engineer, MentorMate


Apple HealthKit vs. Google Fit: What Works, What Doesn’t and What’s Next

Healthcare offerings from Apple and Google are being developed faster than most can keep straight. Understanding the ambitions of leading tech companies is the key to keeping pace with the rapidly-evolving landscape and form factors. This session will explore and explain the current health platforms from Apple and Google. Our speakers will provide insights into HealthKit, Google Fit, ResearchKit and CareKit from a user, business and developer perspective.

What you’ll learn:

  • A clear understanding of Apple HealthKit and Google Fit
  • Recent examples of successful case studies
  • How patients can collaborate with caregivers


Chris Black is a senior software engineer at MentorMate who focuses on native development for Android and iOS devices. Chris has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He has taught a number of courses on interactive development as adjunct faculty at the Art Institutes International and MCAD. Chris has a strong interest in connecting mobile devices to physical hardware through the use of Arduino boards. He covers a number of mobile related topics on his blog, When he’s away from the computer he enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, and kayaking.