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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





What We Announced at Mobile Photo Connect

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 13:25 - Drew Schweinfurth

We wanted to show everyone the new announcement!

We have listened to you, our developers and are now displaying an awesome "Choose your Adventure" experience on our developer portal. Check out the sweet video we made:

Did we spark your interest? Shoot us a message:

apibizdev@walgreens.com

@WalgreensAPI





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).





It's Alive! The QuickPrints SDK for Windows 8

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 23:21 - Joe Rago

The Walgreens Developer Program team is very proud to unveil our brand new QuickPrints SDKs for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.  These new SDKs were announced at the Microsoft BUILD Conference earlier this year and we have been working feverishly to get it ready for primetime.  

If you are interested in integrating QuickPrints into your Windows desktop, tablet or mobile application, now is the time!  You can review our SDK documentation, download a sample application and learn more about this new platform offering on our QuickPrints SDK for Windows 8 landing page.

 

We are also excited to announce the first live integrations the QuickPrints SDK for Windows 8 within the Printicular and Order Prints applications.  These new SDK integrations join Kicksend, Pic Stitch, Pic Stitch for WP8 and LifePics who had previously integrated the QuickPrints API into their Windows 8 applications.

 

If you have any questions on concerns on these updates, please drop us a line at devportal@walgreens.com.  

 

Happy Hacking!





QuickPrints for iOS SDK - Version 1.1 Available

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:31 - Joe Rago

Attention all iOS Developers:

The Walgreens Developer Program team has just released version 1.1 of our QuickPrints for iOS SDK.

After the final version of iOS6 was released to developers on Wednesday September 12, we encountered an issue in our testing relating to how the final version of iOS6 leveraged the new armV7S framework. 

We have worked quickly to resolve that issue and are happy to report an updated version of our SDK is now available for iOS developers.

 

We don’t believe a SDK update will be required for all partner applications (depends on how/if you leveraged the armV frameworks, but wanted to let all of developers know either way.

Version 1.1 of the iOS SDK (and updated set of sample application source code) can now be downloaded on our iOS SDK documentation page.

 

Link - /api/quickprints/apimethod/quickprints-sdk-ios