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Introducing PhotoPrints by Picksu: A new QuickPrints API Integration

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:50 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is proud to announce the integration of the QuickPrints API into the PhotoPrints by Picksu iPhone app now available in the Apple App Store

Picksu's PhotoPrints app helps people easily sort and manage their photos better. Using Picksu’s new sorting software the app pushes the best photos to your phone via a native computer vision technology that selects the best photos from a group of your memories taken from significant events and allows you to print them at your local Walgreens store.

Download the PhotoPrints by Picksu iPhone app from the Apple App Store today!
      





Introducing Nudge: A new Balance Rewards API Integration

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:29 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is pleased to announce it’s newest Balance Rewards API integration, Nudge for iPhone is now live on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
 
Nudge is a healthy lifestyle hub bringing together the data from popular apps and wearables in one place, with one score, providing users with a single feedback mechanism to monitor progress and compare with others. Now you can be rewarded from a single app from all of the different connected wearables you wear daily. Using Nudge allows you to record and maintain all your healthy choices in one application and give you a snapshot rating based on your lifestyle. 

"We are excited to work with Walgreens to reward users for their healthy decisions as both, Nudge and Walgreens, are focused on delivering additional value to the mobile health ecosystem through new, innovative means.” states, Mac Gambill, Cofounder and CEO of Nudge.

Start tracking your healthy choices today, check out Nudge on their website www.nudgeyourself.com or on the Apple App Store or on the Google Play Store





Walgreens Announces Developer Contest to Support Balance Rewards API

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:23 - Drew Schweinfurth

 

Integration of Balance Rewards API rewards users for healthy choices

 

Walgreens is conducting a developer contest to encourage integration of its Balance® Rewards API, which allows users of other apps to earn Balance Rewards loyalty program points for making healthy choices. Rewards points can be redeemed for merchandise in-store or online.

From now through November 28, third-party app developers can access contest details and submit an integrated app entry by visiting the Balance Rewards App Challenge page. Winners will be announced during the Walgreens session at the upcoming mHealth Summit 2014 in Washington D.C., December 7-11. Categories, awards and selection criteria are as follows:

  • Walgreens Best Overall App Integration Award ($7,000) – The prize will be based on the quality of the app integration idea, successful integration of the Balance Rewards API and impact for app customers to lead a happy and healthy life.
  • Henry Ford Health System Patient Engagement Award ($3,000) – As a supporter of the challenge, Henry Ford Health System will offer an award that is based on the potential to incent healthy patient behavior and engagement while increasing or easing the ability to manage chronic conditions. This criteria is in addition to the quality of the app integration idea and successful integration of the Balance Rewards API.
  • People's Choice for Best App Integration Award ($3,000) – Voted on by ChallengePost users and also will be based on the quality of the app integration idea, successful integration of the Balance Rewards API and impact for app customers to lead a happy and healthy life.

“Through our API developer program, we’re able to extend our loyalty program into the digital ecosystem, ultimately reaching more consumers and rewarding them for their healthy activities,” said Abhi Dhar, group vice president and chief technology officer, Digital, at Walgreens. “By developing more API offerings, we’re continuing to invest in developer relationships and see the value they deliver.”

In 2012, Walgreens launched its QuickPrints API, which enabled photo apps to provide users with the convenience of sending photos directly to Walgreens for printing. At that time, less than 1 percent of the company’s digital print business came from mobile. Today, 40 percent comes from mobile with more than 125 third-party photo app integrations.

The following year, the Prescription API was launched and allowed for seamless prescription refill and transfer capabilities for users of third-party apps. Most recently, Walgreens has launched its Balance Rewards API to extend the company’s Balance Rewards for healthy choices™ program – the first loyalty program to offer consumers rewards for healthy choices.

Popular fitness devices and apps such as GenieMD, HoMedics, LifeTrak, Lose It!, Misfit, Nudge, Omron Fitness and RunKeeper have integrated the Balance Rewards API allowing users to automatically earn points for healthy activities like walking, running and biking.





Introducing Omron Fitness: A new Balance Rewards Integration

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:19 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is proud to announce a new Balance Rewards API integration with Omron Fitness. Omron Fitness (http://www.omronfitness.com) is a web based solution to help get you moving and meet your fitness goals. Its customized features allow you to monitor and socially share your fitness progress.  

Adding accountability is often what people need to elevate their workout and when connected with an Omron Alvita USB Pedometer (models HJ-322U and HJ-323U), you can track your activity on your own personal dashboard over time. 

“Research shows using a pedometer can increase physical activity and be a great motivational tool to help individuals reach 10,000 steps a day,” said Ranndy Kellogg, COO of Omron Healthcare, Inc. “We are pleased to give Omron Fitness users even more motivation by connecting them to the Walgreens Balance Rewards Program where they can earn rewards for every step they take.”

Don’t miss out on your activity and rewards today, check out OmronFitness.com today!





Heartland Mobile Council MobiU 2014 (09.17.14)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:44 - Drew Schweinfurth

Presentation by Joe Rago (Sr. Product Manager) at the Heartland Mobile Council MobiU Conference on "Extending Happy & Healthy" in Chicago, IL on Wednesday September 17, 2014.





Introducing MixxMedia: A New QuickPrints Integration

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:05 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is excited to announce the newest photo book printing integration with the QuickPrints API, MixxMedia for iPad.

MixxMedia allows you to bring all your photo memories together in an album to simply share with friends and family or print at your local Walgreens. You can import up to photos from your iCloud, Facebook and Instagram accounts to create a custom and secure album with MixxMedia's beautiful themes and built-in filters.

“The future of photo products is a connected emotional experience that can be achieved by combining photos and videos. MixxMedia is bringing the future to you today!” exclaims, CEO of MixxMedia, Shartoyea Dixon. Celebrating this ground breaking launch, MixxMedia will offer discounted albums until December 31, 2014; to receive 20% off Walgreens products please enter code: QPSAVE at checkout.

Don’t miss out today print your photo books with the new MixxMedia app for iPad!





Introducing Sgrouples: A New QuickPrints Integration

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:02 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens it excited to announce the release of our newest multi-platform QuickPrints integration with the Sgrouples app available for iPhone and Android.

Sgrouples allows you to worry less about your privacy online and to start sharing photos with your own private groups of family members or friends at your leisure. The control of privacy is your own, when it comes to online content your direct messages, photos, videos, discussions, chats, posts are shared with groups or one-on-one, you can feel good knowing that your content only goes where you want it to. 

"Sgrouples is a next-generation social app where people can share safely and privately with the people they know. Our environment encourages safe, fun, authentic sharing in private groups, and we chose to integrate with the QuickPrints API to allow our members to easily print the photos in their group photo streams.  We and our members love it!”, exclaims Jonathan Wolfe, Ph.D. the Chief Scientist at Sgrouples.

Protect your privacy today by checking out the Sgrouples available for iPhone and Android.





Introducing SnapsBoard: A New QuickPrints Integration

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:52 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is proud to announce that SnapsBoard, a new QuickPrints API integration, is now live for iPhone & iPadAndroid and SnapsBoard.com.

"Never lose a photo" has been the guiding principle in creating SnapsBoard application. SnapsBoard is a powerful application enabling its users to preserve their every single photo and video; watch them seamlessly on any mobile device or on a desktop, all in their original resolution!

"We wanted to provide our users a super simple way to print their photos within our application. We chose to integrate with Walgreens' QuickPrints APIs  for three reasons - great print quality, quick and easy integration, flexibility for the users to pick up their print orders at any of Walgreens' nationwide stores.” [Gary Jones of SnapsBoard]

Don’t miss out, go checkout SnapsBoard for iPhone & iPadAndroid and SnapsBoard.com today!





GenieMD: A New Balance Rewards API Integration

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:25 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is happy to announce that GenieMD is now integrated with the Balance Rewards API. In doing so, GenieMD is our first integration to include both the Prescription Refill and Balance Rewards APIs. The integration can be accessed with the latest GenieMD app for iPhone and Android.

Through the use of analytics, curated medical content, and an individual’s health data, GenieMD provides answers to personal health questions while providing periodic and highly targeted health recommendations. 

According to Dr. Soheil Saadat, CEO of GenieMD, "We are pleased to offer the Walgreens Balance Reward Program to our expanding user base. Our users will now be rewarded for healthy behavior such as walking, running and by measuring weight, blood pressure or glucose levels with Walgreens points that they can redeem when purchasing items with Walgreens in-store or online.” 

Check out the new version of GenieMD app for iPhone and Android today!





Updates to Travelflix for iPhone

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:29 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is proud to announce an update to Travelflix for iPhone which can be found in the Apple App Store. Travelflix has a new feature named "Eat Stay and Play” that allows you to find the best places to eat stay and play while traveling. 

You can also add a small biography to the profile page allowing others to learn information about you when you send out a travel invite and, of course, you print your vacation memories to 8,000 Walgreens locations across the United States. 

Download the updated Travelflix (http://travelflixapp.com) app in the App Store today!