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Announcing: Photo Collage Portrait Studio by MEA Mobile

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:11 - Manush Shah

We are extremely pleased to announce one of our leading integrations has launched a new application for photo collages. Photo Collage Portrait Studio by MEA Mobile, now available on the Apple App Store.

Select your best photo memories and create unique picture collages. Works with Facebook, Instagram and your phone’s pictures. Share to social media or pickup a printed version at your local Walgreens the same day.

"We’re excited to bring 8x8 and 8x10 collage prints to the refrigerators and picture frames across America,” says Bruce Seymour, Managing Director MEA Mobile.
 
Start creating beautiful photo collages today by downloading Photo Collage Portrait Studio on the Apple App Store.




Introducing MedM Health Cloud, a new Balance Rewards Integration

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 16:47 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is happy to announce that MedM Health Cloud has now integrated the Balance Rewards API! You can connect to our Balance Rewards API via their website: https://health.medm.com/en/help/walgreens
 
MedM has built a healthy activity cloud platform, allowing users to track everything from step tracking to blood glucose / pressure monitoring! Walgreens is happy to bring in an integration that stores healthy activities from over 200 connected devices. You can even download their MedM Health App from Android, iOS, Windows, or even Blackberry and start tracking healthy activities today!
 
“We see Walgreens is making a revolution in Remote Monitoring by solving a key problem - patients tend to give up any kind of monitoring after a while rendering all tools and technologies useless,” said Michael Pliskin, CTO, MedM. "By actually rewarding Balance Rewards points directly to patients for tracking their health condition, Walgreens changes the industry landscape completely and we at MedM are happy to be part of it and bring our technology and 200+ medical device portfolio into the program."
 
You can get started using the MedM Health Cloud today directly on the cloud portal: https://health.medm.com/en/help/walgreens




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





Introducing myEmerg, a vast integration with Walgreens APIs

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 12:48 - Drew Schweinfurth

 

Walgreens is happy to announce that the latest version of the myEmerg iOS app (v1.1.4) has integrated both the Store Locator and Balance Rewards APIs!
 
It is always exciting to see a partner app integrate two API’s in a seamless manner and we are very happy with the customer experience that myEmerg delivers. The application has all sorts of neat features that make it fun to chat with your trusted health network so that you can get answers to health questions that matter to you!
 
The app includes features such as:
  • Find the closest pharmacies, hospitals, urgent cares, vaccination places, gyms, spas, beauty salons, based on your location.
  • Syncs with multiple data providers to get your personal health information in one, easy to read dashboard.
  • Also, a unique feature allowing users to reach emergency services anywhere in the world!
  • Finally, and of course our favorite feature :), is by importing your healthy activities you can start earning Walgreens Balance Rewards points and much more. 
 
You can also learn more about their application at myemerg.com




Introducing 4x6 Prints, 10-second prints via Photo Prints API

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 23:09 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is happy to announce our newest Photo Prints API integration fresh from the kitchen of Lasso Media, Inc. The 4x6 Prints, can be found on the Apple App Store!
 
4x6 Prints was built out of necessity to take your precious moments and quickly get them to print at any Walgreens store. Now, don't be fooled by the name, the application offers the ability to print any of the standard (4x6,5x7,8x10) or square (4x4,8x8) print products. Their minimalist user experience makes printing photos quick and easy! Their application was recently hunted on Product Hunt and the feedback has been outstanding!
 
"After evaluating every iOS print SDK I could find, I chose Walgreens due to its clean API, its helpful developer support team, and the sheer number of Walgreens stores across the US that my users would be able to print to and pickup in a hour," says Chad Podoski, Co-founder, Lasso Media, Inc. "Also, Walgreens early support of Apple Pay in all its stores made them the perfect partner for an iOS print app!"
 
Download and print today using the 4x6 Prints, which can be found on the Apple App Store.




We're going to Evans Data Conference 2016

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 15:49 - Drew Schweinfurth

It’s that time of year again for us to head out to Palo Alto and take part in the annual Evan’s Data Developer Relations Conference! This year we will have our developer evangelist, Drew Schweinfurth, talk about "Creating enduring partnerships that inspire loyalty” during the Developer Bootcamp session on Sunday, March 20th.
 
Last year we had a great learning and teaching experience! Seeing all the developer evangelists and advocates helped us gain a better understanding of how each others programs operate. We look forward to the rewarding conversations we will be having at this years conference, where we will be digging down into the trenches of developer evangelism.
 
We plan to make two new announcements that we’re very proud of as we continue to grow our developer program. Please stay tuned either remotely or come hangout with us at the event!
 
Thanks,
The Walgreens API Team




Introducing Roche, a new Balance Rewards API Integration

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:34 - Drew Schweinfurth

 

Walgreens is very excited to announce that a long time partner, Roche has added their myriad of devices into our Balance Rewards API ecosystem. 
 
With Roche’s Accu-Chek Connect application customers can connect compatible devices with their Walgreens Balance Rewards account and start earning points today! Access the full list of compatible devices on Roche’s website: https://www.accu-chek.com/microsites/connect/index.html
 
Roche has sold their devices through our stores for years and we think this integration builds on an amazing partnership. Their portal gives access to Accu-Chek Blood Glucose device readings which can be redeemed for Balance Rewards points via our Balance Rewards API.
 
"We are excited to announce the integration of Accu-Chek Connect System with the Walgreens Balance Rewards API," said Kimberly Ward, Group Marketing Manager, Regional Portfolio Development, Roche Diabetes Care.  "People with diabetes want to stay on top of their disease. The Accu-Chek Connect meter and app help them understand how choices they make day to day can impact their test results. By linking this innovative solution with the Walgreens interface, Accu-Chek Connect users can actually be rewarded for something they do every day through their usual testing routine."
 
Checkout their amazing integration today! Get info directly from their website: https://www.accu-chek.com/microsites/connect/index.html




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





Swipe and Print: A New Method of Printing Photos with Walgreens

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 11:57 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is happy to welcome Swipe & Print, with a great user experience to the Walgreens family of innovative Photo Prints API integrations. You can get the application directly on the Apple App Store.
 
Swipe and Print, contains a unique user experience that allows for quickly picking the best photos on your phone and printing them at your local Walgreens or Duane Reade. With Swipe and Print you can flip through hundreds of photos in a "Tinder-like" fashion, and with a single tap upload them for printing.  
 
"To print photos from my phone I wanted to combine an incredibly simple gesture, like swiping with an incredibly simple printing experience,” said John Brozena, Founder of UpStream Ideas. "The Walgreens Photo Prints API was the perfect choice for printing due to how simple they make it for users to complete their order without any friction."
 
Checkout their awesome integration today! Get the application directly from the Apple App Store




We are going to WildHacks, are you?

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 17:07 - Drew Schweinfurth

 

The Walgreens API team is very excited to be involved with WildHacks directly located in our home base of Chicago!
 
This event offers a really great opportunity to work alongside our Walgreens Developer Evangelist, @WalgreensAPI, to create some unique Photo Prints API integrations. We have been involved with hack-a-thons like this before and have always had a great experience with the many photo partners we meet and foster at these events!
 
We look forward to some awesome innovative ideas from this event, which you can learn more about at http://j.mp/WAGHACKS, where we have listed the prizes we are giving out at the event and have some getting started documentation!