Those in the know know Apple wants to become a big player in the healthcare industry. Apple’s prior release of HealthKit and ResearchKit paved the way for this week’s release of CareKit, a platform that lets developers create applications to help users keep track of specific symptoms or medical progress then share that information with physicians. Apple has taken special care to require developers to protect the privacy of the medical information stored on the phone and when that information is transferred to a doctor. The first four applications were introduced this week. Patients with diabetes and depression can find tools to help them learn and track their symptoms. New mothers and pregnant women can take advantage of CareKit apps to help with their bundle of joy or bundle-to-be.