Using the Terra Connect widget
Use Terra Connect to link your users' fitness accounts with the Terra API
The connection widget is the client-side component that your users will interact with in order to link their accounts to Terra and allow you to access their data via the Terra API. Put simple, it renders a selection of wearables from which the user selects their device.
The Terra Connect flow begins when your user wants to connect their fitness data provider account to your app.
Terra Connect flow overview
Connecting SDK-based resources
APPLE & SAMSUNG connections will always automatically skip to the
auth_success_redirect_urlwhen the button is pressed. Once this is done, you should call the appropriate authentication package from one of the SDKs, shown in Adding Terra to your Apple project
Terra Connect is initialized by opening the URL returned in the request. The exact implementation details for passing the link_token will vary by platform, but an in-app browser session is appropriate for mobile platforms, and opening it in a new tab is appropriate for web apps.
Once authentication has been completed, your users will be redirected to the
auth_success_redirect_url you passed in, or to a default Terra Connect success URL. You are encouraged to provide a deep link in order to redirect users back into your app
, and reference_id` will be appended as query parameters as such:
OAuth & Webviews
OAuth flows, which are used by a lot of the integrations provided, severely discourage the use of mobile WebViews due to security concerns (the URL bar not being visible as a main flaw, which means the user is vulnerable to spoofing of pages), and some, such as a Google Fit, outright restrict it.
Make sure you use an in-app browser session instead when implementing Terra Connect on a mobile app
Updated 10 months ago
Connected a device? Click below to explore what data you can expect through the API