Walgreens is proud to announce the integration of the QuickPrints API into the PhotoPrints by Picksu iPhone app now available in the Apple App Store.
Picksu's PhotoPrints app helps people easily sort and manage their photos better. Using Picksu’s new sorting software the app pushes the best photos to your phone via a native computer vision technology that selects the best photos from a group of your memories taken from significant events and allows you to print them at your local Walgreens store.
Download the PhotoPrints by Picksu iPhone app from the Apple App Store today!
Walgreens is pleased to announce it’s newest Balance Rewards API integration, Nudge for iPhone is now live on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Nudge is a healthy lifestyle hub bringing together the data from popular apps and wearables in one place, with one score, providing users with a single feedback mechanism to monitor progress and compare with others. Now you can be rewarded from a single app from all of the different connected wearables you wear daily. Using Nudge allows you to record and maintain all your healthy choices in one application and give you a snapshot rating based on your lifestyle.
"We are excited to work with Walgreens to reward users for their healthy decisions as both, Nudge and Walgreens, are focused on delivering additional value to the mobile health ecosystem through new, innovative means.” states, Mac Gambill, Cofounder and CEO of Nudge.
Integration of Balance Rewards API rewards users for healthy choices
Walgreens is conducting a developer contest to encourage integration of its Balance® Rewards API, which allows users of other apps to earn Balance Rewards loyalty program points for making healthy choices. Rewards points can be redeemed for merchandise in-store or online.
From now through November 28, third-party app developers can access contest details and submit an integrated app entry by visiting the Balance Rewards App Challenge page. Winners will be announced during the Walgreens session at the upcoming mHealth Summit 2014 in Washington D.C., December 7-11. Categories, awards and selection criteria are as follows:
“Through our API developer program, we’re able to extend our loyalty program into the digital ecosystem, ultimately reaching more consumers and rewarding them for their healthy activities,” said Abhi Dhar, group vice president and chief technology officer, Digital, at Walgreens. “By developing more API offerings, we’re continuing to invest in developer relationships and see the value they deliver.”
In 2012, Walgreens launched its QuickPrints API, which enabled photo apps to provide users with the convenience of sending photos directly to Walgreens for printing. At that time, less than 1 percent of the company’s digital print business came from mobile. Today, 40 percent comes from mobile with more than 125 third-party photo app integrations.
The following year, the Prescription API was launched and allowed for seamless prescription refill and transfer capabilities for users of third-party apps. Most recently, Walgreens has launched its Balance Rewards API to extend the company’s Balance Rewards for healthy choices™ program – the first loyalty program to offer consumers rewards for healthy choices.
Popular fitness devices and apps such as GenieMD, HoMedics, LifeTrak, Lose It!, Misfit, Nudge, Omron Fitness and RunKeeper have integrated the Balance Rewards API allowing users to automatically earn points for healthy activities like walking, running and biking.