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If fitness app developers can learn how to harness contextual sensor data, we'll all get healthier.

Google may be working on an application programming interface for fitness tracking in Android smartphones.

This new API could help Android smartphones automatically detect its users' daily motion and exercise routines to provide contextual information for users, but it could also help third-party developers build integrated fitness apps that are much more native to than Android’s current ways of tracking fitness.

The API was discovered by the unofficial Google Operating System blog, which noted the API is not yet available to the public or developers but could be in the next version of Android, or, more likely, an update to Google Play Developer Services.