Withings API integration and gethealth api

Withings API is a publicly available interface allowing develop
ers access to the rich Withings dataset from Withings devices which include withing scale, healthmate app and other withings devices. In this blog post, I will touch down what issues you can face while integrating Withings  API.  And in latter part show how by using Unified gethealth.io REST API how can Withingswe get data from Withings API and  across hundred’s of  other devices and applications. In following steps i will touch down the steps you need while integrating Withings API directly.

Step 1: Register application to API consumer key and secret which allow apps to connect to the Withings  API

After registering you need to hit Withings API console to configure app settings: redirecting url domain restriction, setting the subscription endpoint, resources you want to subscribe.

Step 2: Read Documentation of API

Withings  API uses OAuth 2 with App Authorization for user authorization. In order to access the resource you need to use APP ID and APP secret to get auth code. By using this auth code we can access or prompt user to authorization of his data. And then by getting the auth token we can get the data of user by hitting Withings API endpoints. The whole OAuth flow, used in Withings is show below.

Step 3: Find an OAuth  library for your programming language and framework to create an authorization flow.

Depending upon the programming language you use , you can find the appropriate library which supports Oauth  authentication mechanism and flow

Step 4 Generating request to get data from Withings  API

The Withings  API is the primary way to get data of the Healthmate app. It’s a low-level HTTP-based REST API that you can use to query data, a variety of other tasks that an app may need to do. Most API calls must be signed with an access_token(auth_token) fetched from the step 2.

These  steps described above can take considerable developer time and also will let developer to focus on the business logic of application. Gethealth.io can help you in this regard. Get health provides all this with few REST API calls. Using gethealth.io you need to follow below steps

Step 1: Signup for gethealth.io


Step 2: Integrate our Rest API.

For user authentication we have provided the REST API call which you just need to  integrate in your Application and it handles all authentication mechanism itself (e.g Oauth 2.o for Movesapp).

Step 3: Make API requests with user authorization token to fetch data across multiple user or single user.

We also provide Rest API calls which enable you to fetch data across multiple user using account call and for particular user using user call.Checkout out API documentation which let’s you get starting using the API in no time. E.g. the below api call fetches activities of a particular user:



In this blog post I described the steps which you need to deal with while accessing data using Withings API and also described how simply we can use gethealth.io to get the same data while reducing all the technical effort by the developer. Using gethealth the developer can focus on how he can focus on the data fetched from source. Also using gethealth developer can add data from hundreds of other sources like misfit, Runkeeper, Googlefit , Fibit and many more wearables and healthcare application using same implementation flow and need not to follow each sources development requirement. In coming blogs I will post interesting integration challenges about Googlefit, Microsoft Band and other application. Follow gethealth.io on twitter.