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You asked, we've answered, Postman Collections!

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 22:37 - Drew Schweinfurth

We at Walgreens are very excited to announce an easier way to start using our Photo Prints API! With the Run in Postman button below you can simply do a couple of clicks and make a sample request to our staging server!

We think Postman is awesome as it will kickstart your integration(s) immediately by making sample requests and having the code generated for you in the tool. Learn more about Postman on their website: https://www.getpostman.com/apps.

Look forward to our other APIs as we make their collection available on the blog and in our documentation!

Check out Photo Prints API Postman Collection by clicking below:

Run in Postman





Hello World, We have some announcements

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 15:20 - Drew Schweinfurth

The Walgreens Developer Program team has been hard at work over the last few months working on some new and exciting updates to our API platform.

We are happy to begin announcing our new integrations that have worked hard over the last few months to get their applications integrated. Please look forward to these over the next couple days.  

We are extremely happy to let everyone know about the awesome feature enhancements and new APIs that we will be rolling out by the end of this month:

Native Photo Prints API:
We are working diligently on some upgrades to our Native Photo Prints API. Keep looking for these changes as we have more news coming over the next month.

NewStore Locator API beta:
The massive onslaught of feedback and comments have finally been addressed. We are finally able to offer a dedicated Store Locator API! This API is fresh out of the oven from our developer team, and we are calling it a beta version but we are making it publicly available and will get the documentation up on the developer portal later this week.

NewDigital Offers APbeta:
We are also excited to give access for everyone to display Walgreens Digital Offers in their applications! Allowing your users to take advantage of coupons and offerings directly in the user experience and clip them to their Balance Rewards account! This is also a beta API and we look forward to seeing it grow as the community adopts it. The documentation for this API will be public later this month on the developer portal.

We hope all this information is a nice breath of fresh air as we hit spring forward! Check back later for more information, and as always, if you have any comments, questions, and/or concerns please send an email to: apibizdev@walgreens.com

Until next time,
The Walgreens API Team





WebMD: New Platform Balance Rewards & Prescription API Integration

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:55 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is extremely excited to announce a new integration with WebMD with the Walgreens Prescription and Balance Rewards APIs. Within the WebMD iPhone app, customers can take advantage of the Prescription Refill & Transfer APIs within the "Health Tools" section of the app and participate in our Balance Rewards program within the "Healthy Target" feature. For WebMD Android app customers, the ability to refill or transfer a Walgreens prescription is available within the "Health Tools" feature.
 
WebMD offers physician-reviewed health content and interactive tools in addition to on-demand healthy living information. The innovative design marries content and utility informed by more than five years of user insights and feedback.
 
WebMD for iPhone also features Healthy Target, an innovative health improvement program that will help you create and sustain healthy habits. By connecting an activity tracker, wireless scale, blood pressure monitor, or glucometer you'll be able to view all of your data in one location and receive WebMD contextual content and insights while getting rewarded for making healthy choices with the Walgreens Balance Rewards API integrated into the WebMD app. 
 
Now hold your, because you can also use the WebMD iPhone and Android apps inside the Health Tools to Refill and Transfer you prescriptions to Walgreens via the Prescription API. WebMD allows you to scan or manually enter the prescription for refilling and send a photo of the prescription bottle for transferring to Walgreens. 
 
 
Check out the health powerhouse WebMD iPhone and Android applications today!
 




Happy Holidays, we have some news!

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:31 - Drew Schweinfurth

The Walgreens API Team has been hard at work as we approach the holiday to get some very exciting news launched on our developer portal. We wanted to give you all a few updates to our API platform.

We are extremely happy to let everyone know about the awesome feature enhancements and new APIs that we are rolling out by the end of this January 2018:

Photo Prints HTML Checkout:

We have been working diligently on some backend upgrades to our HTML Checkout Photo Prints API. Keep looking for these changes as we have more news coming over the next month. We have converted over to a NodeJS backend which should provide for a faster loading and snappier mobile web page experience.

Store Locator API:

Last year we announced the Beta Store Locator API. We are overjoyed to see all the people that have started/finished integration of this API their application(s). We got feedback that you wanted a way to get all the store numbers for all the Walgreens stores. Well, we listened and you can now use the Store Number List Endpoint to get this data.

Add To Cart API: (beta)

We are also excited to give access for everyone to create Walgreens.com Carts in their applications! Allowing your users to take advantage of creating a new cart directly in your user experience and navigating them checkout on walgreens.com! This API is in beta and we look forward to seeing it grow as the community adopts it. The documentation for this API is public now on the developer portal: Add To Cart API

We hope all this information is a nice gift for the upcoming holidays! Check back later for more information, and as always, if you have any comments, questions, and/or concerns please send an email to: apibizdev@walgreens.com

Happy Holidays,

The Walgreens API Team




Celebrating partners: Lifesum is Apple's App of the Day!

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:11 - Manush Shah

We're very excited to see one of our top Balance Rewards Healthy Choices (BRhc) API Partners, Lifesum top the charts as "App of the Day" on the 1st day of the new iOS 11 App Store.  Lifesum successfully integrated with our API in May 2016 and together we have been able to simply healthy living for thousands of our customers!  Congratulations to Lifesum on their honorable achievement!  We at Walgreens love seeing our partners succeed and their customer base grow!





We Attended: Mobile Photo Connect 2016

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 14:43 - Drew Schweinfurth

We were very excited to be a Gold Sponsor and attend the annual Mobile Photo Connect Conference this year at the beautiful Golden Gate Club inside the Persidio area of San Fransisco. We learned and taught others about all the great things happening in the Mobile Photo Industry! Kartik Subramanian spoke to the how monetizing photo applications through mobile output can be acheived with our Photo Prints API. Drew Schweinfurth did an awesome Show & Tell session showing off our Native Photo Prints API and partners that have integrated it!

This years awards went out to some great applications, they went to:

  • Best of Show Award: Funimate, by Funimate
  • Best Business Potential Award: JPEGmini, by Beamr
  • Best Technology Award: Keegan, by Regaind
  • Special Recognition Award: Keepy, by Keepy

These applications were apart of the many Show & Tell session that happened this year, and they do some really amazing things. Funimate, generates multi-animated video loops into a single video loop. JPEGmini, allows photo compression without losing any quality! Keegan, the first ever photography artificial intelligence that tells you what is and what is not a good photo with a hilariously french attitude. Lastly, Keepy, allowing parents and other family members to "Keep" artwork or photographs with memorible video and audio recordings. So, as you can tell, this year was jam packed with all sorts of innovative technologies!

As per required standards, many photos were taken at the event and we on the Walgreens API team happened to be in some of them, we gathered a collection of the event here:  https://goo.gl/photos/1oTdQDapo8W9WWkR9

Thank you to everyone that was at the event and we look forwards to seeing even more people at the event next year!

WalgreensAPI Team

Sincerly,

The Walgreens API Team

 





Announcing New API: Healthcare Clinic Scheduler!

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:23 - Drew Schweinfurth

The Walgreens API team is very excited to announce our newest service, the Healthcare Clinic Scheduler API!

Introduction:

The Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Appointment Scheduler API allows developers to enable their mobile applications to quickly allow customers to schedule an appointment at any Walgreens Healthcare Clinic across the United States.

Locations:

Currently, Walgreens has approximately 400 Healthcare Clinic locations throughout the nation, and we're always looking to open new clinics to provide improved access to quality family healthcare for our patients.

Visit Times:

While visit times vary by location, time of day and season, patients typically experience less than a 20-minute wait before they are seen by a healthcare provider. Patient visits generally take 20 minutes, which means you can be in and out in under an hour.

Learn More:





Balance Rewards API Updates

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:28 - Drew Schweinfurth

We want to let you know about some healthy changes we have now implemented for the Balance Rewards API.

New General Exercise Activity Type:

We have added the ability for you to post activities like:

  • Weight Lifting
  • Push-Ups
  • Sit-Ups
  • Cross-Fit
  • Jump-Rope
  • Rowing
  • Yoga
  • etc...

All you need to do is send the activity type as:

"type": "general_exercise"

Along with the duration of the activity in seconds:

"value": {
"duration": 1200,
"type": "cross-fit"
}

This will reward your users once a day for 20 points*


New Points Total Endpoint:

We have opened up a new endpoint, and we think it will really reward your integrations. The new Balance Rewards points endpoint:

/api/steps/brpoints/v1

Gives your app the ability to use the oAuth tokens you already have for your users to get the total number of Balance Rewards points a user has!

Sample Request:
POST: /api/steps/brpoints/v1?apiKey=YOUR_API_KEY {
"access_token": "ACCESS_TOKEN",
"affiliate_id": "AFFILIATE_ID",
"transaction_id": "1234567890123456",
"act":"getBRPoints"
}
Sample Response:
{
"healthy_choice_points": 10940,
"total_rewards_points": 10940,
"transaction_id": "1234567890123456"
}

Upcoming Rate Limiting Changes:

We going to be adding in some rate limiting on March 26th, 2015 at 12:00 AM CST.
So what does this mean?

Endpoint Requests Per Minute (RPM)
/api/steps/brpoints/v1 500 RPM
/api/steps/activity/v1 500 RPM
/api/oauthtoken/delete/v1 500 RPM
/api/oauthtoken/v1 500 RPM

The Rate limiting amount was based upon the highest activity we had seen from a review done of the current integrations.

Let us know if you have any concerns via a quick message to our email address below.

*Disclaimer: Daily limit of 20 points for general exercise fitness activities (one award per day).





Coming Soon: Walgreens Cards for Google Now!

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:08 - Joe Rago

Walgreens has partnered with Google to create an even more convenient shopping experience with Now cards in the Google app. When you have the Walgreens app installed, your Balance® Rewards barcode will automatically appear when you enter a Walgreens store, so you’re ready to check out before you even start shopping. For this Now card and many more, just tap the Google app icon on your Android device.

Sample Card Below:

 





20% Off All QuickPrints Orders

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:59 - Joe Rago

SAVE NOW! Download any integrated Walgreens QuickPrints API apps and get 20% off your order with the coupon code QPSAVE* today! Check out our latest and greatest list of integrations in our QuickPrints App Showcase blog.

 

* Coupon code QPSAVE valid thru December 31, 2015 on integrated Walgreens QuickPrints API applications. Code must be entered in the mobile app QuickPrints checkout flow to apply discount. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Discount does not apply to previous purchases or taxes. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer valid on integrated Walgreens QuickPrints API applications only. Walgreens reserve the right to expire the offer at any time. In store sales associates reserve the right to monitor and prevent offer abuse.