Android users burned as Nike Fuelband companion app binned

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Nike seems to have abandoned his plans for welfare Fuelband monitor support Android devices, according to a tweet sent by the company on Monday.
The bracelet, launched in January 2012, tracked carrier kinetic activity, throughout the day, with the aim of winning “Nikefuel ‘and LED lighting up on screen as goals are ticket out.
The device is powered by a companion iOS app from day one, which wirelessly synchronizes data, tracks steps and calories, can social exchange and allows users to track their progress throughout the time.
Since last summer, the Nike company had promised that a solution based on Android also was on the road, but a tweet from the account @ NikeSupport now suggests a serious change of post heart.The, collected by the website Droid-Life , was in response to a question developers urging Nike to “do their job”.
The answer, said: “Right now we are focused on iOS and web We are working on an Android app.” And while this does not rule out a release in the future does not look particularly promising.
Android users can, of course, use the online portal based in order to make use of Fuelband, but the lack of a mobile application certainly less useful device for prospective buyers.
This means that Android users can now be better off looking for solutions like Flex Bracelet Larklife and Fitbit, both have Android compatibility, or the Jawbone UP promises that one is in the way.So why Nike wants to exclude most people use Smartphone? Steve Kovach of Business Insider suspect a little more to the decision to remove the application than it looks.
He wrote: “Here’s a theory: Note that the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, is aboard Nike Tim Cook is on board of Nike, and we know that Apple is experimenting with portable technology itself to the form of a clock powered iOS Nike fitness tracking application. “Nike + iPod” is also built into every iPhone and iPod touch. Briefly, Apple and Nike are very close. ”
Do you think there is a possibility that Apple exerts much influence in the global sportswear company more famous? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Via Business Insider

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