On October 6, Walgreens announced our newest API program, the Balance Rewards API. Along with the announcement, a multi-month challenge was created for any developer, to build an app integration leveraging our latest API service.
Overall, we had a great turnout with the contest with over 100+ participants and, many keyboard taps and mouse clicks later, the contest ended on December 1st, 2014. We were very happy to see all the hard work and effort that people put into the contest with some very innovative applications and integrations.
Here is a little bit of info about the finalist app submissions:
OneCare was the winner of the Walgreens Best Overall App Integration Award. The main features of OneCare are it allows you to track important health info about yourself, schedule tasks for your health, connect with friends and family about your health, and setup notifications to remind you to make healthy choices. By integrating with devices from all of the top health device manufactures, OneCare can provide a single location to view all of your health information. In addition to being able to view all of the health data you can setup alerts and notifications of when health events occur.
(Winner) Jivayu BP Coach:
Jivayu BP Coach was the winner of the Henry Ford Health System Patient Engagement Award. The main features of Jivayu BP Coach are a creative character named Jivayu which coaches you about Blood Pressure Management. It keeps track of activities like: sleep, medication, and measurements automatically via various wearables and apps. The Expert System Tool and Doctor’s Digest allows you to get the information about your health exactly when you need it, it’s like having a small doctor in your pocket!
SitLess was the winner of the Peoples Choice for Best App Integration Award. The main features of SitLess are that it allows the ability to monitor the health of your employee’s in a corporate environment by motivating them to get healthier and stay fit by sitting less! The SitLess Android app tracks your employees training data and workouts, while the admin dashboard site allows you to monitor the results and work with your employee to create healthier choices and a more healthy team!
The other finalist submissions were:
Teen Diabeties Tracker: A tracker for teens to manage their Blood Glucose by recording their readings pre/post their meals everyday. Check it out today: Apple App Store
No15 (No Freshman 15): A tracker for college students to record their steps and sleep and other activities to help maintain the Freshman 15. Check it out today: Apple App Store
Pillable: A medication review and rating application which allows for recording of your vitals like Weight, Blood Pressure, and Blood Glucose. Apple App Store
Beast Mode Life: An app that allows recording of healthy choices like Steps, Cycling, Weight, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose. Check it out today: Windows Phone Store
AlternaMeal: A unique tool designed to help your take small steps toward a healthy lifestyle by recording your weight and managing what you eat. Check it out today: Google Play Store