Coming Soon: Walgreens Cards for Google Now!
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:
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Say Hi to iGreet: A New QuickPrints Cards Integration
Walgreens is proud to introduce iGreet for iPhone as our latest QuickPrints API integration. iGreet is an app that enables you to send greeting cards in a unique and brand new way. It brings static greeting cards come to life by using augmented reality technology. With iGreet, you can send emotional experiences to your loved ones easily and happily by simply tapping a few buttons.
The iGreet (http://igreet.co) app is comprised of two main functions ‘order’ and ‘scan’. To order an iGreet card, you can simply choose the one you like from the buying list, order-print-pick up from Walgreens and enjoy the experience. To view an iGreet card, you just need to hold your card well, press the scan button and scan the front image, then watch and smile.
According to iGreet Founder & CEO, Vicho Dimitrov, "Walgreens is the largest drugstore chain in the United States, operating more than 8200 drugstores across the country. This is something an app developer can not recreate but certainly love to leverage. Being able to integrate with such a platform is definitely a great innovative digital experience and a win-win solution for both iGreet and Walgreens. Besides, QuickPrints is available for all platforms and it is super easy to integrate. It is the best solution for our distribution."
Don't delay, download iGreet for iPhone and print a unique greeting card for this holiday season today!
20% Off All QuickPrints Orders
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.
Photo Hack Day NYC: Awesome Photo Hacks in December
The Walgreens API team is very excited to be involved again with Photo Hack Day and will be heading to the city that never sleeps (NYC) for Photo Hack Day 6 to take place at Aviary’s headquarters on December 6-7, 2014.
This event offers a really great opportunity to work alongside our Walgreens Developer Evangelist to create a magical QuickPrints integration. We have been involved with past Photo Hack Days at Dropbox (2012) and Facebook (2013) and have always had a great experience with the many photo partners we meet and foster at theses events!
We look forward to some awesome innovative ideas from this event, which you can learn more about at http://photohackday.org.
Introducing Misfit: A new Balance Rewards API Integration
Walgreens is pleased to announce the newest Balance Rewards API integration, Misfit is now available via the Apple App Store.
Misfit is a sleek top-of-the-line fitness wearable organization with two integrated products, the shine and the flash. Misfit’s beautifully designed minimilist devices attach anywhere on your body via the many various upgrades and accessories. Then simply track your steps and sleep as time progresses. The app allows you to join in with friends and family as you make healthier chooses through the competitive Today and Yesterday views. Shine and Flash's long-lasting batteries and automatic wireless syncing mean you’ll spend less time plugging in and more time moving. We are proud to have such a innovative partner as one of the launching apps with the Balance Rewards API. We can’t wait to see what healthy choices you take in order to stay fit with Misfit.
Start elegantly tracking today by downloading the app from the Apple App Store.
Medication Management Hackathon 2014: Congrats Pillable
Well, needless to say going up to the bitter north in Minnesota to judge pill reminders and adherence apps may not be everyones most exciting weekend event, but we must exclaim how blown away we were with the whole event! Not only did we get the beautiful fall weather that exists very rarely we got some really amazing ideas and apps created. The host, Treehouse Health was not only in a wonderful location, but provided exemplarily staff and facilities for the event. Thanks a lot JD and Treehouse Health! We had a extremely verbose group that ranged from python developers all the way to nurse practitioners and paramedics. So when it came to the 3rd day of the event we got pretty excited about the results and presentations that people gave. We were looking to give a $1000 prize to the app that best integrated the Walgreens Prescription Refill / Transfer API or Balance Rewards API.
@That_Drew_Guy & @danielrasmuson after the announcement of the awesome #HackMedMgmt @WalgreensAPI integration winner! pic.twitter.com/9uHVMRFF0z
— Drew Schweinfurth (@That_Drew_Guy) October 30, 2014
After an extended deliberation time we came to the conclusion that the Pillable was the obvious winner based on the creative design, development environment, and usage of both the APIs. The app was built to help a user review their pills and talk about the experiences that they go through when taking their prescription. The app also allowed for vitals to be recorded in the review process then connecting to Walgreens by sending (weight, blood pressure, blood glucose) and prescriptions refills / transfers.
"The Medication Management Hackathon sponsored by Walgreens was a memorable experience for me. The community, volunteers, and local businesses all came together to think big for a weekend. I had the privilege of talking with awesome people, learning a ton, and winning the walgreens API challenge. Hurray! It was really cool to see people give up their weekend for a cause that matters." - Daniel Rasmuson, Developer and Dreamer of Pillable.
We look forward to working with the developer behind the Pillable app over the coming weeks to help him launch the application in production and claim not only our $1,000 prize, but also the number of Walgreens users who would like to manage their medications to stay happy and healthy! We were very impressed with all the other groups' presentations as well and we look forward to helping them release their ideas into the internets. If you missed the event this year you are more than welcome to shoot a message to our developer evangelist Drew Schweinfurth and he can answer any questions about the event, our apis, or any upcoming events we are planning.
Search Twitter for #HackMedMgmt to see the all the glorious tweets.