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Health 2.0 Chicago Make-a-thon

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 14:55 - Joe Rago

If you will be attending the Health 2.0 Chicago Make-a-thon the wekeend of May 16-18 and are interested in giving the Walgreens Prescription API a test spin, we have created a custom API documentation guide for event attendees.  Please take a look at our Prescription API documentation for he event and pay close attention to the "Quick Start Guide" highlighted in yellow on page 2.

Happy Hacking!

The Walgreens API Team

Evans Data Developer Relations Conference (03.24.14)

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:52 - Joe Rago

Here is the presentation given by Joe Rago for the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference. We've also included the two embedded YouTube videos for your viewing enjoyment.

Apps World North America

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:35 - Joe Rago

Presentation by Joe Rago (Sr. Product Manager) at Apps World North America in San Francisco, CA on Wednesday February 5, 2014.

Announcing the QuickPrints Developer Contest Winners!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 22:25 - Joe Rago

Back in July of this year, we launched a developer contest geared around promoting integrations of our newest creative photo products with the QuickPrints API.  The contest was scheduled to run over a period of months in order to give developers ample time to work on not only the integration of our API, but also the overall user experience which would optimize the ability to put together a creative photo product on a mobile device.

The Walgreens API team was very impressed with all of the applications that were developed during the course of the contest and hope that many of those applications continue to be worked on and eventually join our family of live QuickPrints integrations.  That being said, we did decide on the winners of our contest and are excited to let everyone check them out today.

The winners of our Fall 2013 QuickPrints Developer Contest are Moments and tapsBook!  Each team will earn the $2,000 prize which assocaited with our contest.  Moments and tapsBook are both free applications for the iPad which are currently available Apple App Store.  Both apps allow for the creation of custom photo books to be printed with same day pickup to over 4,000 Walgreens locations across the US.

You can read more about both applications on our Integration Showcase blog and download them directly at the App Store links below.  Please help me in congratulating the teams from both Moments and tapsBook on their contest win and check out their apps today!

Moments ( is available for download for the iPad at

Tapsbook ( is avaiable for download for the iPad at

Walgreens Developer Program Announces App Contest

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 15:45 - Joe Rago


Walgreens Developer Program Announces Contest to Help Drive Integration of New Photo Book, Wall Calendar & Folded Card Prints

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 20, 2013 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that its QuickPrints API now gives participants the ability to tap into functionality enabling app users to produce and send photo books, wall calendars and folded cards for same day printing at Walgreens.  Through the company’s Developer Program, third-party app developers can easily integrate the API and its new functionality. 

“We’re thrilled to provide app developers with the technology that allows their users to be more creative with their pictures by allowing them to create fun photo products such as photo books and folded cards,” said Jasbir Patel, senior director and general merchandise manager for photo and e-commerce. “We’re transforming the art of scrapbooking and the personalization of cards by encouraging mobile users to preserve their memories in a more convenient way.”

To celebrate the latest enhancements, Walgreens has launched a contest designed to encourage app developers to incorporate the photo book, wall calendars and folded cards functionality into an app.  Participants can enter today through September 30.  Walgreens will award the contest winners cash prizes of $2,000 for the best photo book integration, $2,000 for the best folded cards integration, and $2,000 for the best wall calendar integration.  To learn more about the contest, click here for details. 

In addition to the added functionality, the QuickPrints API allows for standard, square, canvas and poster prints, as well as flat photo card printing.  The developer products are eligible for a 15 percent revenue share commission earned when the photo order is purchased from a local Walgreens.

To learn more about the QuickPrints API click here or view the video at

About Walgreens

As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens ( vision is to become America’s first choice for health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services help improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,096 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.

Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (06/06/13)

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 22:37 - Joe Rago

Presentation by Jasbir Patel (Sr. Director of Walgreens Photo) and Joe Rago (Sr. Product Manager) at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition event at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL on Thursday June 6, 2013.

Apigee API Summit Chicago (05/23/13)

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 13:19 - Joe Rago

Presentation at the Apigee API Summit in Chicago, IL on May 23, 2013 by Sr. Product Manager Joe Rago regarding the Walgreens Prescription API.

AppNation NYC (05.22.13)

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:32 - Joe Rago

Presentation at AppNation Conference in New York City on May 22, 2013 by Sr. Product Manager Joe Rago regarding the Walgreens API Program.