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Re: [whatwg] Web API for Health Sensors

From: Erik Reppen <erik.reppen@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:05:09 -0500
Message-ID: <CALtP25-5yR3mWZANY8eeK9-RiJwSJsugLWUbU_vfyPPHNQS7+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: delfin <delfin@segonquart.net>
Cc: "sanjoy.net" <sanjoy.net@gmail.com>, whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>, "sanjoy.pal" <sanjoy.pal@samsung.com>, Arpita Bahuguna <a.bah@samsung.com>, Arpita Bahuguna <arpitabahuguna@gmail.com>
It's just a more compact data format that happens to evaluate as an object
literal in JS and is perfectly interchangeable with XML and similar data
structures like Python dictionaries. Most modern web services offer both.
You might prefer one or the other, but I can assure that it's perfectly
applicable and client-side oriented devs are going to be wary of any
service that doesn't offer JSON because it would be terribly silly not to
for reasons I would hope are obvious given what I've just stated. But
that's a conversation for another committee perhaps.

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 12:17 PM, delfin <delfin@segonquart.net> wrote:

> Hello All:
>
> I do not think an API would be the solution for facing the need of
> standards in sensors.
>
> I agree, however in the need of a solution -- a kind of standarized
> solution -- for the forthcoming trends in data collection.
>
> XML worked pretty well for this half a decade a go or more, I guess.
> Personally, I do not see JSON as a solution appliable to this concern.
>
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> On 2014-09-12 12:45, Arpita Bahuguna wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>>
>>
>> Some of us were pondering over the need of having Web API(s) for health
>> and
>> similar other sensors. With the growing presence of such sensors on
>> smart-watches and such, we believe a Web interface for retrieving data
>> from
>> such sensors is required (especially for Web Apps).
>>
>>
>>
>> Towards that end, we would like to know whether any work has been done
>> towards creating a Web API for Health Sensors (and the like).
>>
>> Currently, the health sensor data is available only for native apps.
>>
>>
>>
>> Would appreciate the community's opinion on the same. Also, if such a
>> standard is already under development, could someone kindly point us in
>> the
>> right direction?
>>
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Arpita Bahuguna
>>
>
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