Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Edacious: implementation of the withings scale api in java
The Withings Scale is a really cool product. It is a weight scale that has built in wifi so that when you weigh yourself, the information is automagically uploaded to their website where you can track your loss (or gain!) over time. It also tracks BMI, Fat Mass and Lean Mass. Sure, you could do this yourself with a vastly less expensive device, but the convenience of having something you just step on once in the morning for about 10 seconds is really cool. The scale is very well designed and looks nice in any room.
The best part of this device is that they provide geeks like me with a way to access the data you upload to their website. I'm working on a secret little project to make these numbers fun to play with. I needed a Java implementation of their API to access the data, so I wrote one and made it open source. Click the link above to buy the scale from amazon and keep your eyes open for the application I'm working on.