<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/smansonsmith">@smansonsmith</a> Timing is uncertain unfortunately, but an API is part of our plan and we hope to come to an agreement with relevant partners.</p>— diasend (@diasend) <a href="https://twitter.com/diasend/status/536170725930201088">November 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
- Who will be the first to build an open platform for all the data people with diabetes need to see together?
- Who will be the first to release a truly universal uploader, supporting all the different hardware we use?
- Who will create the best developer experience, attracting all the best apps to be connected with the platform?
- Who will build the best architecture, combining security and privacy features while enabling easy sharing of data between stakeholders.
- Who will build the best user experience, making it easy to use the above mentioned tools?
We've seen how Nightscout, the open source project lead by independent developers on their free time, has helped commercial vendors bring their products to the market faster. Having the technology out there both validates the need for it and puts pressure on the companies to introduce their own solutions in order to not miss the train. In the case of Nightscout, it also put pressure on the regulator to approve the new commercially available technology in an accelerated procedure.
We do need the same with the diabetes apps ecosystem, with the data management platforms. I do believe that once we see the first platform that really enables upload from the most used glucometers and insulin pumps, and makes that data available for all third party applications, we see a quantum leap of innovation. We see that data actually being used. Used in many ways we currently dream of, and also in ways we cannot yet even imagine. I see the lack of such a platform as the biggest bottleneck of innovation currently.
At Sensotrend, we've from the beginning seen our own offering as a service that runs on Personal Health Record (PHR) platforms. On generic PHRs like Apple's Health and Microsoft's HealthVault, but also on PHRs focused on diabetes. We would really like to see Glooko, Nightscout, and Tidepool becoming such platforms. And we'd like to see them competing on who's the first one!