In this post, we are going deeper into the Dynamic Data project, looking at the Whoop dynamic data (library available here on GitHub and at NPM). Opening the library, you’ll see there are fifty-one types of data objects: Cycle, Recovery, Sleep, User, Workout.
Learn more about dynamic data generators and the benefits of artificial data in software development.
About the data source
Whoop is a wearable fitness technology company that offers the ‘Whoop band’ product that monitors the user’s sleep, recovery, heart rate, strain and workout performance. The Whoop Band comes in several different models that focus on the aesthetics and feel of the device, rather than its software or hardware. Whoop also offers some accessories such as a Portable Battery Pack and Body Strap.
One of the most differential features about Whoop is that they do not offer the band at a flat sum, instead offering the band as part of a membership subscription, which also grants the user access to their health metrics, and provides the user with weekly and monthly performance assessment reports, community leaderboards and more.
Whoop have recently released their Developer Platform which grants access to their official API. Using the Whoop API Reference Documentation, several JSON objects were created and stored from the data types recorded. The index file of the package imports these data objects and exports them as a collection called Data, These mockup files make up the whoop-data package.
The whoop-mockup package imports the file above and goes through each attribute generating artificial (new) data using proprietary functions, such as those found in the utils package.
For example, with the Cycle object
Use case ideas
Ideas to combine with some other data sources
Open-source data library
We welcome contributions and forks to this data set, and look forward to seeing what developers build in our Liberty. Equality. Data. Slack channel.
Considerations for next version/improvements
With Prifina developers can use the Dynamic Data Libraries natively in the App Studio to build direct to consumer apps where individuals can run them with their own user-held data.
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