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Introducing our integrations with Pixicle & Photofy!

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 15:56 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is always excited to see innovation happening with our developer program and with the newest Photo Prints API integrations by Pixicle and Photofy, we are happy to see the creativity continue!
 
Pixicle Storybooks (for iOS) allows you to create photo books like you've never seen before. Create your very own books of your vacations, family events or for that special someone right from your iPhone or iPad in as little as 3 minutes. Pixicle has over 150 beautifully created custom themes so you can always find one to fit your occasion. Being able to use the our Photo Prints API for same day pickup makes this application a wonderful choice when looking to build your next photo book.
 
Photofy (for iOS and Androidis a super easy photo enhancement experience that combines one of the world’s largest collection of overlay content (38,000 graphic elements, 90+ free fonts, and 30+ free filters & effects) with an intuitive free-form creation process that enables users to create single images or collages to share with the world. With the addition of the Photo Prints API, you can now print your photo creations that can be picked up in as little as an hour at your local Walgreens or Duane Reade!
 
Check out these two awesome integrations today!




Introducing Photobucket Express: A New Photo Prints API Integration

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 16:44 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is ecstatic about our newest Photo Prints API integration with Photobucket's Express Photo Books app for iOS.
 
With Photobucket Express Photo Books, you can create a custom photo book from the palm of your hand in just minutes and same day pick-up is available at a Walgreens location near you. Custom themes and filters help your photos make a lasting impression. Choose from dozens of creative templates and select photos from your phone or Photobucket account to create one-of-a-kind photo books. The unique user interface allows for simple navigation all throughout the application and photo book printing process! 
 
"With their over 8,000 US retail locations, our partnership with Walgreens is a perfect match. Their strong presence allows us to virtually guarantee same-day pickup for all users of Photobucket Express,” said Shawna Barnhart, Director of Product with Photobucket.
 
Photo Book products are one of our favorite products and the Photobucket Express Photo Books application excels at creating a gift that will hold your memories forever. Download the application today from the iOS App Store.




Recap: Evans Data - Developer Relations Conference

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:38 - Drew Schweinfurth

We recently took a quick jump to the Palo Alto / Bay Area and sponsored the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference. There, we witnessed a plethora of developer evangelists and developer relations program managers across a variety of companies and industries. 
 
We had discussions and focused learning events that enabled attendees to learn about how the Walgreens Developer Program is run. We also listened to success stories and lessons learned from everyone, with great interactive presentations from Twilio to Phillips Hue
 
Our fearless leader, Joe Rago, shared his extensive knowledge about our developer program, which we actually attempted to live stream to the masses. Other then blowing minds and changing perspectives of Walgreens, he also received some great feedback on things to look forward to in our program. If you weren't there for his presentation, don't worry, the slides are embedded below!
 
 
Developer Evangelist, Drew Schweinfurth, also got to take the great opportunity to play the role of "General" at a new portion of the event dubbed the "Developer Bootcamp". This portion was a unique experience with about 20 different industry newbies and leaders that are directly invloved in molding and shaping the developer programs of their organizations. He took the role of evangelist in true fashion and talked about two major topics: Trying New Things and Onboarding Developers. The slides are embedded below:




Introducing Atari Fit: A New Balance Rewards API Integration

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:17 - Drew Schweinfurth

Not since the early days of PitFall® has Walgreens been as excited as we are about our newest Balance Rewards API integration. As the Atari Fit homepage boldly states: "WORK OUT, EARN POINTS, PLAY GAMES”.
 
The new Atari Fit application (available for iOS and Android) is a feature rich fitness app that motivates users to work out individually or in collaboration with friends, while earning points to unlock classic Atari games, including Pong®, Super Breakout®, Centipede®, and more! 
 
"Atari's knowledge of gamification will bring a new dimension to our program," said Adam Pellegrini, Vice President of Digital Health, Walgreens. "It's a gamified fitness experience with an Atari twist. Players are motivated to work toward their fitness goals, while offering a fun, competitive experience where they earn coins and can unlock their favorite classic Atari games. The team and leaderboard components are especially unique to the Atari Fit experience, as players around the globe can exercise, play and get healthy together.” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari.
 
Work out, earn points and play games by downloading the Atari Fit application from the Apple iTunes or Google Play app stores today!
 




Introducing Healthjibe: A New Balance Rewards API Integration

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:06 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is feeling groovy about the announcement a new Balance Rewards API integration with the Healthjibe mobile apps, which can be found on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
 
The HealthJibe app provides you with real-time awareness and guidance using data collected from wireless health sensors such as activity monitors, body analyzers, blood pressure monitors, and glucose monitors along with feeds from medical and pharmacy claim repositories. And a unique barcoding technology allows you to capture data from medication fills, preventive screenings, and other health care encounters at the point of sale or point of care.  
 
"We are thrilled to work with Walgreens Balance Rewards API to reward our users when they stay on top of their emerging health risks and recommended preventive care screenings," said Bob Blonchek President and CEO of Digital Health Innovations, Inc." Our goal is to bring health risk management and prevention into the consumer's daily digital routine. Walgreens Balance Rewards will help us further incentivize our users to make health risk management and prevention a habit in their lives.
 
Start tracking your health and be happy today by grabbing the Healthjibe application which can be found on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.




Introducing Mobile Health Library: A Plethora of Prescription API Integrations

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:36 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is excited to announce a whole athenaeum of applications integrated with the Prescription Refill and Transfer API from Adherent Health and their Mobile Health Library™applications for iOS, Android, and the Amazon Fire phone & Kindle tablet.
 
Mobile Health Library™ (MHL) is the HIPAA-compliant clinical engagement system built for the unique education, service, and support needs of patients, caregivers, nurses, physicians, and pharmacists. The MHL application supports the safety, education, adherence, and affordability needs of patients taking specific medications, or using specific medical devices.  
 
Rob Dhoble, CEO, Adherent Health, LLC had this great quote about the integration: "Integrating the Walgreens scan-to-refill API into the Mobile Health Library app helps to simplify the Rx refill process for many of our patients, supporting medication adherence as part of mobile engagement strategies that advance health outcomes.
 
Start engaging your health today! Download the Mobile Health Library™application for the iOS, Android, and the Amazon operating systems today!




Introducing Buncee LLC: Two New Photo Prints API Integrations

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 15:18 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is proud to announce two new iPad app integrations of the Photo Prints API from the team over at Buncee LLC, Buncee Pro and Buncee Edu.

Buncee Pro and Buncee for Edu are two creative, flexible applications that enable users to quickly and easily make cards, scrapbooks, collages, digital stories and more. With the Walgreens Photo Prints API integration, Buncee users can not only save a Buncee to their photo stream, post it to their favorite social networks, or e-mail it to friends and family, they can now also share it as a same-day personalized professional print.

Commenting on the new integration, buncee Founder & CEO Marie Arturi states, "With the Walgreens Photo Prints API integration, our users can turn their creations into high-quality prints they can easily pick up at any Walgreens across the nation. Our iPad users have always been able to share their creations digitally, and we are now proud to say they can also easily share beautifully printed buncees with family and friends.”

Bring out your artistic and creative side, download Buncee Pro and Buncee Edu for the iPad today!





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 - Drew Schweinfurth

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: