React Native Framework Wrapper

Validic_react-native-1.3.10

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Legacy (v1) vs Inform (v2)

The same Validic Mobile SDKs are used by both Legacy (v1) and Inform (v2) API customers. To make the documentation easier to access, the Mobile Getting Started Guides and class documentation are hosted on our Inform (v2) documentation site.

The API documentation, however, is different between Legacy (v1) and Inform (v2). If you are an Inform (v2) API customer, you must use the Inform API documentation.

If you are a Legacy (v1) API customer, be sure to go back to the Legacy API documentation.

This project integrates Healthkit, Google Fit, and Samsung Health with the Validic Mobile Aggregator to passively collect data on behalf of an end user.

Requirements


This plugin provides a bridge between a React Native based application and native Validic Mobile libraries. The native libraries are required for use of this plugin.

Plugin requirements:

  • React Native 0.60.0 and above.
  • Specific supported phones, peripherals, and/or operating system versions are documented as part of the native libraries.

Prerequisites


In order to use the Validic Mobile Library, you will need a valid organization id and valid user credentials.

If you do not already have an organization id, you will need to first apply for one.

After your organization is set up, you will need a Validic user id and access token.

Validic user can be provisioned using the Validic API, documentation is available for both Legacy API (V1) and Inform API (V2) APIs. The credentials needed are a Validic user ID, an organization ID and a user access token. The user access token value you provide to the SDK is the "user access token" value if you use the Legacy (V1) API. The user access token value you provide to the SDK is the "mobile token" value if you use the Inform (V2) API.

Add Plugin to React Native Project

Install

To get started, download the React Native framework from the Validic Mobile portal. Install the framework:

$ npm install <path to react-native-validic-session-1.3.5.tgz> --save```

or use yarn

```shell
$ yarn add <path to react-native-validic-session-1.3.5.tgz>```

## Link framework

### Automatic

```shell
react-native link <path to react-native-validic-session-1.3.5.tgz>

For iOS users using Pods
You still need to run pod install after running the above link command inside your IOS folder.

Manual

iOS (via CocoaPods) RN >= 60

Add the following lines to your build targets in your Podfile

pod 'React', :path => '../node_modules/react-native'

pod 'RNValidicSession', :path= => '../node_modules/react-native-validic-session'

Then run pod install

iOS (without CocoaPods)

In XCode, in the project navigator:

  • Right click Libraries
  • Add Files to [your project's name]
  • Go to node_modules/react-native-validic-session/ios
  • Add the file RNValidicHealthkit.xcodeproj

In XCode, in the project navigator, select your project.

  • Add the libRNValidicHealthkit.a from the RNValidicHealthkit project to your project's Build Phases ➜ Link Binary With Libraries
  • Click .xcodeproj file you added before in the project navigator and go the Build Settings tab. Make sure All is toggled on (instead of Basic).
  • Look for Header Search Paths and make sure it contains both $(SRCROOT)/../react-native/React and $(SRCROOT)/../../React
  • Mark both as recursive (should be OK by default).

In the General tab there will be a panel at the bottom of the screen labeled "Embedded Binaries". You should see the frameworks added here.

Next copy 'copy-validicmobile.rb' to the ios folder of your project.

Go to the build settings of your target. In the "Build Phases" tab add a new build phase by clicking the plus button at the top and selecting "New Run Script Phase".

In the new phase's text area paste in ruby copy-validicmobile.rb.

Android
  1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/MainApplication.java
  • Add import com.validic.mobile.rn.session.RNValidicMobileSessionPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
  • Add new RNValidicMobileSessionPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
  1. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
    include ':react-native-validic-session'
    project(':react-native-validic-session').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir,  '../node_modules/react-native-validic-session/android')
    
  2. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
      implementation project(':react-native-validic-session')
    

Import

import ValidicSession from '<path to react-native-validic-session-1.3.5.tgz>';

Session


Record types

The Validic Mobile library supports the following record types:

  • Biometrics - comprised of a user’s biometric health data such as blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, and blood and hormone levels.

  • Diabetes - comprised of a user’s blood glucose and hormone levels related to diabetes treatment and management.

  • Fitness - comprised of a user’s activities that are undertaken with the express purpose of exercising. These activities have a defined duration (time, distance, elevation, etc.)

  • Nutrition - comprised of a user’s activities related to calorie intake and consumption and nutritional information (such as fat, protein, carbohydrates, sodium, etc.)

  • Routine - comprised of a user’s activities that occur regularly throughout the day, without the specific goal of exercise, for example calories burned and consumed, steps taken, stairs climbed. These activities are aggregated throughout the day.

  • Sleep - comprised of a user’s measurements related to the length of time spent in various sleep cycles, as well as number of times awakened during the night.

  • Weight - comprised of a user’s weight and body mass.

Record Identifiers

The Validic Mobile SDK uses log_id (for the Inform/V2 API) or activity_id (for the Legacy/V1 API) as the unique identifier for a given record. These IDs are created by the mobile SDK before submission to the server.

The Validic server also assigns an id (for the Inform/V2 API) or _id (for the Legacy/V1 API) for each unique record. It is recommended to use the server-side id / _id to identify and/or de-duplicate records post-submission.

Provision a user

The Validic Mobile library requires a Validic user. A Validic user can be provisioned using the Validic API. The library requires a Validic user ID, user access token and organization ID. It is recommended to provision the user on your server, the mobile app could then authenticate to the server and retrieve the Validic credentials.

Manage a session

The ValidicSession persists a user across the sdk and all pending record uploads. This data is persisted between
app launches but is deleted if the ValidicSession.endSession function is called.

A new Session is started by passing previously provisioned Validic user credentials to the startSession function.

ValidicSession.startSession({user_id:USER_ID, org_id: ORGANIZATION_ID, user_token: USER_ACCESS_TOKEN});

The supplied credentials are not validated when the session is created. Records will fail to upload if invalid credentials have been provided. Credentials are stored persistently. To change credentials, call:

ValidicSession.endSession();

or uninstall the app. When a new session is created, pending record uploads and subscriptons are reset. For this reason, a new session should only be created if a session it not already active.

The app can be informed of record upload success and failure by registering callbacks using:

Handle events

Listeners can be added to listen for success or failure of records submitted to the Validic Api. Registration of listeners is typically done during component initialization to catch events for record uploads which may occur upon app restart.

ValidicSession.eventEmitter.addListener('validic:session:onsuccess', (record)=>{
    // the record was successfully uploaded to validic servers
    console.log("Successfully got record" + JSON.stringify(record));
});
ValidicSession.eventEmitter.addListener('validic:session:onerror', (error, record)=>{
    // an error was returned while submitting the record
    console.error("Got error: "+error + " for record: " + record.activity_id);
});

Example

The following example starts a session if a session is not already active and registers session listeners.


componentDidMount(){
ValidicSession.eventEmitter.addListener('validic:session:onsuccess', (record)=>{
    // the record was successfully uploaded to validic servers
    console.log("Successfully got record" + JSON.stringify(record));
});
ValidicSession.eventEmitter.addListener('validic:session:onerror', (error, record)=>{
    // an error was returned while submitting the record
    console.error("Got error: "+error + " for record: " + record.activity_id);
});

var user = {
    user_id: "replace with userid",
    user_token : "replace with access token",
    org_id : "replace with organization id"
};
// check if a persistent user already exists 
ValidicSession.getUser((response)=>{
    //if not, start a new session
    if(response.user == null){
        ValidicSession.startSession(user);
    }
});
}

...
//remove event listeners when the component is going to be unmounted 
componentWillUnmount(){
    ValidicSession.eventEmitter.removeAllListeners('validic:session:onsuccess');
    ValidicSession.eventEmitter.removeAllListeners('validic:session:onerror');
}

Logging

Logging for the Native sdk can be enabled or disabled at runtime.

import {ValidicLog} from 'react-native-validic-session';
// to enable
ValidicLog.enable();
// to disable
ValidicLog.disable();

Healthkit


This project integrates Healthkit with the Validic Mobile Aggregator to passively collect Apple Health data on behalf of an end user.

Install

To get started, first install the framework

$ npm install react-native-validic-aggregator-ios --save`

or use yarn

$ yarn add react-native-validic-aggregator-ios`

Link framework

Automatic

react-native link react-native-validic-aggregator-ios

For iOS users using Pods
You still need to run pod install after running the above link command inside your IOS folder.

Manual

iOS (via CocoaPods) RN >= 60

Add the following lines to your build targets in your Podfile

pod 'React', :path => '../node_modules/react-native'

pod 'RNValidicHealthkit', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-validic-aggregator-ios'
pod 'RNValidicSession', :path= => '../node_modules/react-native-validic-session'

Then run pod install

iOS (without CocoaPods)

In XCode, in the project navigator:

  • Right click Libraries
  • Add Files to [your project's name]
  • Go to node_modules/react-native-validic-aggregator-ios/ios
  • Add the file RNValidicHealthkit.xcodeproj

In XCode, in the project navigator, select your project.

  • Add the libRNValidicHealthkit.a from the RNValidicHealthkit project to your project's Build Phases ➜ Link Binary With Libraries
  • Click .xcodeproj file you added before in the project navigator and go the Build Settings tab. Make sure All is toggled on (instead of Basic).
  • Look for Header Search Paths and make sure it contains both $(SRCROOT)/../react-native/React and $(SRCROOT)/../../React
  • Mark both as recursive (should be OK by default).

In the General tab there will be a panel at the bottom of the screen labeled "Embedded Binaries". You should see the frameworks added here.

Next copy 'copy-validicmobile.rb' to the ios folder of your project.

Go to the build settings of your target. In the "Build Phases" tab add a new build phase by clicking the plus button at the top and selecting "New Run Script Phase".

In the new phase's text area paste in ruby copy-validicmobile.rb.

Enable Healthkit

To enable use of HealthKit in the app, within the build settings of your target, select the 'Signing & Capabilities' tab and click '+ Capability'. Choose 'HealthKit' and make sure 'Background Delivery' is checked as well.

HealthKit entitlementsHealthKit entitlements

HealthKit entitlements

If Healthkit is not enabled, an error is reported in the console log on app launch but will not report an error during build.

Permission Usage Descriptions

Usage descriptions have to be declared in project's Info.plist for permissions of the Camera, Bluetooth and to access and update Healthkit data.

  • HEALTH_SHARE_USAGE_DESCRIPTION for NSHealthShareUsageDescription
  • HEALTH_UPDATE_USAGE_DESCRIPTION for NSHealthUpdateUsageDescription

Import


import ValidicHealthKit from 'react-native-validic-aggregator-ios';

Manage subscriptions

To subscribe to Healthkit sample types:

Set subscriptions

Calling ValidicHealthkit.setSubscriptions(subscriptions) will overwrite any existing subscriptions so it is important to always pass all of the subscriptions desired each time the method is called.
To get a list of the currently subscribed data types use the method described in Current subscriptions

ValidicHealthKit.setSubscriptions([ValidicHealthKit.SampleTypes.HKQuantityTypeIdentifierStepCount]);

The function accepts an array of strings mapping to Healthkit sample types.

Get current subscriptions

To retrieve the list of Sample Types currently being observed

ValidicHealthKit.getCurrentSubscriptions((subscriptions)=>{
    if(!subscriptions.includes(ValidicHealthKit.SampleTypes.HKQuantityTypeIdentifierStepCount)){
        subscriptions.push(ValidicHealthKit.SampleTypes.HKQuantityTypeIdentifierStepCount);
        ValidicHealthKit.setSubscriptions(subscriptions);
    }
});

Handle events

An event will be passed to the ValidicHealthKit.eventEmitter every time Healthkit processes a record type in the background.
The event will contain the count and type of record processed from Healthkit.

ValidicHealthKit.eventEmitter.addListener('validic:healthkit:onrecords', (summary){
    console.log(summary.type) //type of record that corresponds to ValidicHealthKit.SummaryType
    console.log(summary.count) // count of how many records of the corresponding Summary Type were processed by Healthkit
})

Events should be removed as soon as they are no longer needed or the component observing them will be umounted

componentWillUnmount(){
    ValidicHealthKit.eventEmitter.removeAllListeners('validic:healthkit:onrecords');
}

Retrieve data continuously

To properly enable the continuous delivery of data in the background and foreground, the subscription observers need to be recreated immediately when the app is launched from a suspended or terminated state. To do this, you need to call ValidicHealthKit.observeCurrentSubscriptions() whenever the app is launched or foregrounded, such as in componentDidMount() in the app's root component. Example:

componentDidMount() {
    if (Platform.OS === 'ios') {
        ValidicHealthKit.observeCurrentSubscriptions();
    }
}

Note: Calling Session.getInstance().endSession() will remove all HealthKit subscriptions and stop listening for new data.

Google Fit


This project integrates Google Fit with the Validic Mobile Aggregator to passively collect data on behalf of an end user. Validic ensures that our Mobile SDK makes use of the minimal scopes needed for our supported data types. Additionally, when using Google Fit version com.google.android.gms:play-services-fitness:19.0.0 or lower, Validic does not request or use any scopes indicated as sensitive or restricted by Google.

With the upcoming Google Fit version com.google.android.gms:play-services-fitness:20.0.0, all read scopes will be restricted and will require completing Google’s sensitive scope verification or restricted scope verification and security assessment to retrieve data. Please see Google's announcement for further details: https://developers.google.com/fit/improvements

Be aware that Google has an extensive and potentially lengthy verification process. Google manages their own verification process and it is subject to change at any time at their discretion. It is your responsiblity to review, understand, and follow Google's verification process and provide Google with all information they request before sharing your application publicly. Validic does not provide direct support for Google's verification process, however, Google's Verification FAQ is detailed and provides you with the information you'll need to complete the process. See the Customer Requirements section below for highlights on setting up, developing, and verifying for Google Fit.

Customer Requirements

Google Fit is available for Inform (V2) Validic customers. If you are a Legacy customer and are interested in Google Fit, please reach out to your Validic Client Success Manager.

Validic's Google Fit integration works with Google Fit for Android. Google Fit for Android uses Google's OAuth API for accessing user data. There is setup that must occur before you implement Google Fit into your mobile project so that your users can consent to sharing and share their data successfully:

Before you start development, in Google Api Console you must:

After completing the above setup, you can start development using the instructions in this tutorial. While you are developing, testing can occur with Google user accounts that are registered to the same domain as the mobile project.

After development and testing are complete and before you launch your app, you will need to submit a request to Google for Oauth API Verification. There are certain instances where this may not be required (see Google's FAQ for details).

Once you submit your verification request, you may be required to provide some or all of the following:

  • Application Homepage detailing your use of requested scopes
  • Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions
  • Application Demo Video showing the user consent workflow in your app
  • Application Name, Logo, and/or other branding elements

Google dictates their own verification process so you may be asked to provide additional information as well. See Veification Requirements for more information. Be sure to respond to Google's requests as quickly as possible to minimize delays in getting your verification approved.

2021 Google Fit Changes

Google announced late in 2020 that they would be changing several scopes and marking a majority of them as "Sensitive" scopes. Requesting access to “Sensitive” scopes requires a more in depth review by the Google Fit team before granting access to end user Google Fit data.

This change is optional now, but will be required starting May 4, 2021. More information about this change can be found here. Changes will be required in the Google Api Console to adjust to the changes in oAuth scopes mentioned in the link/email from Google.

Your app must update to use Google fit dependency version 20.0.0. The Validic SDK added support for this dependency in v1.12.12 release. It is always recommend to update to the latest version of the Validic SDK when updating dependencies.

- Install

$ npm install react-native-validic-aggregator-fit --save

- Mostly automatic installation

$ react-native link react-native-validic-aggregator-fit

Import

import ValidicAggregatorFit from 'react-native-validic-aggregator-fit';

Initialization

ValidicAggregatorFit will be initialized at app startup and will immediately start listening for
previously subscribed data types. It is recommended that you set a listener on the ValidicAggregatorFit during your componentDidMount() method

    componentDidMount() {
        ValidicAggregatorFit.eventEmitter.addListener('validic:fit:onrecords',(summary)=>{
            console.log("Proccessed Google Fit Data");
            console.log(summary);
        });
        ValidicAggregatorFit.eventEmitter.addListener('validic:fit:onerror', (callback)=>{
            console.warn(callback.error);
        });

Make sure to unsubscribe from events during componentWillUnmount().

    componentWillUnmount() {
        ValidicAggregatorFit.eventEmitter.removeAllListeners('validic:fit:onrecords');
        ValidicAggregatorFit.eventEmitter.removeAllListeners('validic:fit:onerror');

Request permissions

Before collecting any data from Google Fit, a Google Account must be associated with the ValidicAggregatorFit, and the end user must authorize the app to collect data on their behalf.

Get previously granted permissions

To check if permissions have already been granted the hasDataAccess(dataTypes) method can be used

import { Platform, PermissionsAndroid } from 'react-native';

    let permissions = await ValidicAggregatorFit.requestPermissions([ValidicAggregatorFit.DataTypeStepCount])
    if(permissions[ValidicAggregatorFit.DataTypeStepCount] == true){
        //subscribe
    }

The promise returned from hasDataAccess(dataTypes) associates a DataType with true, if a valid Google account exists and permission has previsouly been granted, or false otherwise.

Request new permissions

To request permission from the end user to authorize data collection the requestPermissions(dataType) function can be used to authorize your application

 let permissions = await ValidicAggregatorFit.requestPermissions([ValidicAggregatorFit.DataTypeStepCount])
 if(permissions[ValidicAggregatorFit.DataTypeStepCount] == true){
     //subscribe
 }

Android 10

For the Android client Apps that target API 29 the permission below is required in the AndroidManifest.xml. The Validic SDK will add this permission to its manifest so that it will be merged with the client when they add our library to their application.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION"/>

This permission is required to subscribe to the following data types:

  • com.google.step_count.delta
  • com.google.step_count.cumulative
  • com.google.step_count.cadence
  • com.google.activity.segment
  • com.google.activity.exercise

For apps targeting Android 10, this permission must be requested from the user at runtime

if (Platform.Version >= 29) {
  var granted = await PermissionsAndroid.check(
    'android.permission.ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION',
  )
    if (!granted){
        granted = await PermissionsAndroid.request(
      'android.permission.ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION',
      {
        'title': 'Example App',
        'message': 'Example App access to your location '
      }
    )
    }
    if(!granted){
        console.log("Activity Permission not granted")
    }

}

Manage subscriptions

After Permissions have been granted for a DataType the ValidicAggregatorFit can be used to add subscriptions to data change events from Google Fit.
Data will automatically will queued for submission to the Validic API when internet is available on the device

    ValidicAggregatorFit.subscribe([ValidicAggregatorFit.DataTypeStepCount]);

To unregister from receiving data update events use the ValidicAggregatorFit to unsubscribe

    ValidicAggregatorFit.unsubscribe(ValidicAggregatorFit.DataTypeStepCount);

Get a list of currently subscribed DataTypes

    let subscriptions = await ValidicAggregatorFit.currentSubscriptions()

Get currently supported DataTypes

Available datatypes can be referenced from the ValidicAggregatorFit.datatype

  • DataTypeStepCount
  • DataTypeWeight
  • DataTypeHeartRate
  • DataTypeCaloriesExpended
  • DataTypeMoveMinutes
  • DataTypeDistance
  • DataTypeNutrition

Records collected are automatically submitted to the Validic Inform API and a summary of records processed will be sent as an event named validic:fit:onrecords.

For an example of setting a listener see Initialization

Fetch Historical Summary data

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React Native historical fetch retrieves 180 days of summary data

Android native SDK 1.13.1 and iOS native SDK 1.13.0 include additional functions to specify a custom historical fetch lookback period. However, those new functions are not available in React Native 1.3.10. They will be made available in a subsequent React Native release.

Depending on your use case, it might be beneficial to capture an end-user's Summary data from previous days that has been stored in Google Fit. To fetch 180 days of previous summary data for a user use the fetchHistory() function.

ValidicAggregatorFit.fetchHistory

Please note that this is a computationally expensive task that requires fetching data from google. Only a single call to this function can take action and consecutive calls to this method will be dropped until the first call has completed. After all processing has been completed a summary event will be emitted to any listeners registered to the eventEmitter for the validic:fit:onrecords event. If any error occurs, an error event will be emitted to any listeners registerred to the validic:fit:onerror event.

For an example of setting a listener see Initialization

Logout

To remove all subscriptions and log an end user out simply call

    ValidicAggregatorFit.disconnect()

Samsung Health


This project integrates Samsung Health with the Validic Mobile Aggregator to passively collect data on behalf of an end user.

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Approval Required

The Samsung Health integration requires pre-approval for Samsung's Device SDK.

Currently, Samsung is going through an update to better support their partners and, for that reason, they are not accepting applications for the Partner Apps Program. We will keep this section up to date as we hear any updates from the Samsung team.

Install

To get started, install the framework

$ npm install react-native-validic-aggregator-shealth --save

Mostly automatic installation

$ react-native link react-native-validic-aggregator-shealth

Manual installation

Android

  1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/MainApplication.java
  • Add import com.validic.mobile.rn.shealth.RNValidicMobileAggregatorPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
  • Add new RNValidicMobileAggregatorPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
  1. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
    include ':react-native-validic-aggregator-shealth'
    project(':react-native-validic-aggregator-shealth').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir,   '../node_modules/react-native-validic-aggregator-shealth/android')
    
  2. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
      compile project(':react-native-validic-aggregator-shealth')
    
Samsung Health

In order to use Samsung Health with ValidicMobile a valid copy of the Samsung Health SDK must be provided by the developer. This can be downloaded from the SHealth developer portal: Samsung SHealth Developer.

Place the samsung-health-data-v1.5.0.aar in the same `android/app/libs of your app. If the folder does not exist, please create it

Developer mode

In order to test, you must enable developer mode in the Samsung Health app on your phone. For instructions on how to enable developer mode please see Samsung's website: https://developer.samsung.com/health/android/data/guide/dev-mode.html

Note: Starting with Samsung Health app version 6.11.0.061 (released August 2020), in order to gain access to Samsung Health data, with or without developer mode enabled, you must first be approved by Samsung and receive a Samsung dev access key. Prior versions of the Samsung Health app do not require the dev access key when the Samsung Health app is in developer mode.

You can learn more about requesting access via Samsung's website here: https://developer.samsung.com/health/android/overview.html#Partner-Apps-Program

Import

import ValidicSHealth from 'react-native-validic-aggregator-shealth';

Manage subscriptions

Configuration

Starting with Android Oreo, background execution limits are imposed on applications in the background and will destroy them after a certain amount of time. To prevent this it is recommended to configure the ValidicSHealth object with a foreground service notification configuration. This will ensure that results are develivered in near real time.

ValidicSHealth.configure({
    notification_id: 1,
    notification_title: "title",
    notification_clear_text: "Stop", // if set will create a button in the notification that will stop observing data until the next time the app is launched
    notification_icon: "ic_launcher.png" // will look resource folders for file named ic_launcher.png
});

Available Data Types

Samsung provides several data types that can be subscribed to for notification when data changes.

The available data types are:

  • com.samsung.health.blood_glucose
  • com.samsung.health.blood_pressure
  • com.samsung.health.body_temperature
  • com.samsung.health.caffeine_intake
  • com.samsung.health.exercise
  • com.samsung.health.food_info
  • com.samsung.health.food_intake
  • com.samsung.health.hba1c
  • com.samsung.health.heart_rate
  • com.samsung.health.oxygen_saturation
  • com.samsung.health.sleep
  • com.samsung.health.sleep_stage
  • com.samsung.health.uv_exposure
  • com.samsung.health.water_intake
  • com.samsung.health.weight
  • com.samsung.shealth.step_daily_trend

NOTE: Data types that are going to be used in your application must be added to the AndroidManifest.xml.

android/app/AndroidManifest.xml

<application name="testApp">
    <meta-data android:name="com.samsung.android.health.platform_type" android:value="rel"/>
    <meta-data android:name="com.samsung.android.health.permission.read" android:value="com.samsung.health.blood_glucose;com.samsung.health.exercise"/>
</application>

Check Read Access for HealthDataTypes

Read access is required to set subscriptions for a dataType.

    let results = await ValidicSHealth.hasReadAccess([ValidicSHealth.HealthDataTypes.DAILY_STEP_COUNT]);
    if(results[ValidicSHealth.HealthDataTypes.DAILY_STEP_COUNT]){
        //has access
    }else {
        //does not have access. Adding a subscription will result in an error being emitted and the subscription removed
    }

Request Read Permission for HealthDataTypes

In order to request the end user grant read access to ValidicSHealth use requestPermissions

    let results = await ValidicSHealth.hasReadAccess([ValidicSHealth.HealthDataTypes.DAILY_STEP_COUNT]);
    if(results[ValidicSHealth.HealthDataTypes.DAILY_STEP_COUNT]){
        //has access
    }else {
        //does not have access. 
        let results1 = ValidicSHealth.requestPermissions([ValidicSHealth.HealthDataTypes.DAILY_STEP_COUNT]);
        if(results1[ValidicSHealth.requestPermissions[ValidicSHealth.HealthDataTypes.DAILY_STEP_COUNT]]){
            //has access
        } else {
            //permission was denied
        }
    }

Request Subscriptions to HealthDataTypes

After read access has been granted for a data type it can be subscribed to for data to automatically be uploaded to the Validic API.

     let results = await ValidicSHealth.hasReadAccess([ValidicSHealth.HealthDataTypes.DAILY_STEP_COUNT]);
     if(results[ValidicSHealth.HealthDataTypes.DAILY_STEP_COUNT]){
         ValidicSHealth.requestSubscriptions([ValidicSHealth.HealthDataTypes.DAILY_STEP_COUNT]);
     }

If permission has not been granted and a subscription is attempted then an error event will be thrown and the subscription removed.
Please see (Events)[#events] to listen for the error event.
NOTE: Calling ValidicSession.endSession() will remove all SHealth subscriptions and stop listening for new data.

Fetch historical data

📘

React Native historical fetch retrieves 180 days of summary data

Android native SDK 1.13.1 and iOS native SDK 1.13.0 include additional functions to specify a custom historical fetch lookback period. However, those new functions are not available in React Native 1.3.10. They will be made available in a subsequent React Native release.

Validic provides the ability to query 6 months of data for a subset of data types provided by Samsung Health by querying
an array of ValidicSHealth.HistoricalSetType

Currently 2 historical sets are available

  • ValidicSHealth.HistoricalSetType.HistoricalSetTypeFitness - Exercise data
  • ValidicSHealth.HistoricalSetType.HistoricalSetTypeRoutine - Step data
ValidicSHealth.fetchHistory([ValidicSHealth.HistoricalSetType.HistoricalSetTypeRoutine]); //fetch last 6 months of walking data

This is will trigger the EVENT_ON_HISTORY_FETCH event described in the Events section

Handle events

To listen for events from SHealth an eventListener should be added to the native event emitter. It is recommended to do this in your comonents componentDidMount method

ValidicSHealth.eventEmitter.addListener(ValidicSHealth.EventNames.EVENT_ON_PERMISSION_CHANGE, (permissions)=>{
    // SHealth permissions have changed
    console.log(permissions.accepted) // array of accepted permissions from the user
    console.log(permissions.denied) // array of permissions denied by the user
});

ValidicSHealth.eventEmitter.addListener(ValidicSHealth.EventNames.EVENT_ON_ERROR, (error)=>{
    // An error has occurred with SHealth
    console.error(error);
});

ValidicSHealth.eventEmitter.addListener(ValidicSHealth.EventNames.EVENT_ON_RECORDS,(recordSummary)=>{
    // Validic has gathered records because of a data type subscription change
    console.log(recordSummary) // summary of how many records  were collected by the subscriptions keyed by the `ValidicSHealth.SummaryTypes`
});

ValidicSHealth.eventEmitter.addListener(ValidicSHealth.EventNames.EVENT_ON_HISTORY_FETCH, (historySummary)=>{
    // Validic data has pulled 6 months of records from SHealth
    console.log(historySummary) // summary of how many records  were collected by the subscriptions keyed by the `ValidicSHealth.HistoricalSetTypes`
});

Events should be removed when they are no longer necessary or when the component listening will be unmounted

componentWillUnmount(){
    ValidicSHealth.eventEmitter.removeAllListeners(ValidicSHealth.EventNames.EVENT_ON_PERMISSION_CHANGE);
    ValidicSHealth.eventEmitter.removeAllListeners(ValidicSHealth.EventNames.EVENT_ON_RECORDS);
    ValidicSHealth.eventEmitter.removeAllListeners(ValidicSHealth.EventNames.EVENT_ON_HISTORY_FETCH);
    ValidicSHealth.eventEmitter.removeAllListeners(ValidicSHealth.EventNames.EVENT_ON_ERROR);
}

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