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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





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





WebMD: New Platform Balance Rewards & Prescription API Integration

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:55 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is extremely excited to announce a new integration with WebMD with the Walgreens Prescription and Balance Rewards APIs. Within the WebMD iPhone app, customers can take advantage of the Prescription Refill & Transfer APIs within the "Health Tools" section of the app and participate in our Balance Rewards program within the "Healthy Target" feature. For WebMD Android app customers, the ability to refill or transfer a Walgreens prescription is available within the "Health Tools" feature.
 
WebMD offers physician-reviewed health content and interactive tools in addition to on-demand healthy living information. The innovative design marries content and utility informed by more than five years of user insights and feedback.
 
WebMD for iPhone also features Healthy Target, an innovative health improvement program that will help you create and sustain healthy habits. By connecting an activity tracker, wireless scale, blood pressure monitor, or glucometer you'll be able to view all of your data in one location and receive WebMD contextual content and insights while getting rewarded for making healthy choices with the Walgreens Balance Rewards API integrated into the WebMD app. 
 
Now hold your, because you can also use the WebMD iPhone and Android apps inside the Health Tools to Refill and Transfer you prescriptions to Walgreens via the Prescription API. WebMD allows you to scan or manually enter the prescription for refilling and send a photo of the prescription bottle for transferring to Walgreens. 
 
 
Check out the health powerhouse WebMD iPhone and Android applications today!
 




Announcing: Rain Cards by Rainhut Inc.

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:36 - Drew Schweinfurth

We are pleased to announce a new integration of our Photo Prints API by previous integrator, Rainhut Inc. They have  launched the new Rain Cards App for quickly creating beautiful greeting cards for any occasion and it is now live in the Apple App Store. You can get more info here: www.raincards.com

Rain Cards provides the convenience of mobile and the power of desktop editing with their unique and friendly Rainmaker Wizard.  Personalization has never been easier when creating cards. The Rain Cards app includes an amazingly beautiful 3D preview of the cards and, of course, locates you to the nearest Walgreens, or Duane Reade. Rain Cards comes with a gallery of thoughtful artistic designs. New card designs and art published by artists to the Rainhut Cloud are instantly available to owners of the Rain Cards app for free.

Come build a card with the new Rain Card App on the Apple App Store.





Happy Holidays, we have some news!

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:31 - Drew Schweinfurth

The Walgreens API Team has been hard at work as we approach the holiday to get some very exciting news launched on our developer portal. We wanted to give you all a few updates to our API platform.

We are extremely happy to let everyone know about the awesome feature enhancements and new APIs that we are rolling out by the end of this January 2018:

Photo Prints HTML Checkout:

We have been working diligently on some backend upgrades to our HTML Checkout Photo Prints API. Keep looking for these changes as we have more news coming over the next month. We have converted over to a NodeJS backend which should provide for a faster loading and snappier mobile web page experience.

Store Locator API:

Last year we announced the Beta Store Locator API. We are overjoyed to see all the people that have started/finished integration of this API their application(s). We got feedback that you wanted a way to get all the store numbers for all the Walgreens stores. Well, we listened and you can now use the Store Number List Endpoint to get this data.

Add To Cart API: (beta)

We are also excited to give access for everyone to create Walgreens.com Carts in their applications! Allowing your users to take advantage of creating a new cart directly in your user experience and navigating them checkout on walgreens.com! This API is in beta and we look forward to seeing it grow as the community adopts it. The documentation for this API is public now on the developer portal: Add To Cart API

We hope all this information is a nice gift for the upcoming holidays! 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

Happy Holidays,

The Walgreens API Team




Introducing: PICLIF, allowing you to keep memories alive

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 12:42 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is excited to introduce PICLIF, a new Photo Prints API integration. The app can be found on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and their Web site.

The PICLIF (https://piclif.com/) mobile app and Web site allows families and funeral homes to display pictures and memories of a loved one during a funeral service and to easily print the photos at Walgreens. PICLIF helps families bring together memories of their loved one by allowing them to crowdsource pictures from family and friends, building a timeline that can be viewed on any smartphone or computer.

"Our integration with Walgreens allows friends, family, and funeral service attendees to print pictures to Walgreens and keep them forever," said Mike Stafiej, Founder and President of PICLIF. "[PICLIF] chose to integrate with Walgreens for picture printing because of the trusted Walgreens brand and the convenience of local pickup. Additionally, it was clear to us that the Walgreens API and API support was far superior to all of the other photo-printing services that we reviewed and considered integrating with."

Keep the PICLIF application in mind for the next time you wish to keep memories alive. You can find them on the Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store, and their Web site.





Introducing: Heart Partner™, a Heart Healthy Balance Rewards Integration

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 14:27 - Drew Schweinfurth

We have our hearts beating strongly as we are ready to tell you all about Novartis' Heart Partner™ application integrating our Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices API. Checkout the integration on the Apple App Store.

Managing a chronic condition like Heart Failure (HF) is no easy task and it affects not only the HF patients, but their caregivers as well.  For HF patients it is sometimes difficult to keep up with a healthier lifestyle and managing their HF treatment. The newly developed Heart Partner™ app helps coordinate care in a simple and easy way.  The app allows for tracking daily activity and vitals such as blood pressure or weight, medication compliance, and more!

 

“We are excited to complement our app by integrating with the Walgreens Balance® Rewards Program! This is a simple and easy way for HF patients and their caregivers to track healthier behaviors and have the patient be rewarded with Balance® Rewards points to use towards healthier purchases, which is so important for managing heart failure -- together”, said Lisa Blizzard, Director of Consumer Marketing with Novartis.

 

Start tracking your healthy habits and earn points, download the Heart Partner™ app at the Apple App Store today!





We Attended: Mobile Photo Connect 2016

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 14:43 - Drew Schweinfurth

We were very excited to be a Gold Sponsor and attend the annual Mobile Photo Connect Conference this year at the beautiful Golden Gate Club inside the Persidio area of San Fransisco. We learned and taught others about all the great things happening in the Mobile Photo Industry! Kartik Subramanian spoke to the how monetizing photo applications through mobile output can be acheived with our Photo Prints API. Drew Schweinfurth did an awesome Show & Tell session showing off our Native Photo Prints API and partners that have integrated it!

This years awards went out to some great applications, they went to:

  • Best of Show Award: Funimate, by Funimate
  • Best Business Potential Award: JPEGmini, by Beamr
  • Best Technology Award: Keegan, by Regaind
  • Special Recognition Award: Keepy, by Keepy

These applications were apart of the many Show & Tell session that happened this year, and they do some really amazing things. Funimate, generates multi-animated video loops into a single video loop. JPEGmini, allows photo compression without losing any quality! Keegan, the first ever photography artificial intelligence that tells you what is and what is not a good photo with a hilariously french attitude. Lastly, Keepy, allowing parents and other family members to "Keep" artwork or photographs with memorible video and audio recordings. So, as you can tell, this year was jam packed with all sorts of innovative technologies!

As per required standards, many photos were taken at the event and we on the Walgreens API team happened to be in some of them, we gathered a collection of the event here:  https://goo.gl/photos/1oTdQDapo8W9WWkR9

Thank you to everyone that was at the event and we look forwards to seeing even more people at the event next year!

WalgreensAPI Team

Sincerly,

The Walgreens API Team

 





Walgreens Welcomes, JPEG Labs, A New Photo Prints Integration

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:50 - Drew Schweinfurth

We, on the Walgreens API team, are excited to announce the newest Photo Prints API integration by JPEG Labs built directly on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The inspiration for their Photo Prints app was to save photo memories in printed form and not have them be lost forever in the digital landfill. They wanted to create a simple to use, fast and robust experience for their customers to make photo prints with same day pickup at their local Walgreens store. Their uploading process is not only quick and easy but looks absolutely beautiful! 

“As a woman I know that in most families; women do almost all of the photo printing and are in charge of making photo prints, scrapbooks and preserving family memories for generations. We wanted something fast and easy for all of my girlfriends and our customers to use on their phones; since most photos are already on our mobile devices,” said Ashley Taylor, Customer Evangelist of JPEG Labs. According to Taylor, “Walgreens is a brand our customers trust and they provide quality photo prints in 1 hour or less; that coupled with advanced API functionality allows us to create a compelling customer experience, which is the main reason we chose to work with Walgreens.”

The Photo Prints app was designed specifically for a fast mobile experiences. We wanted a time saving and fun experience because everyone is busy these days. Some of the functionality includes:

  • Selecting individual photos or an entire photo album to be printed in a single tap
  • Choosing from 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 prints
  • Same day pickup at any Walgreens or Duane Reade location in the U.S.

There is nothing better than reflecting back on the great moments of our lives; and experiencing the richness of our photos in printed form is even better than looking at pictures on a phone. This is why the team at JPEG Labs decided to build the Photo Prints app for iOS and Android by leveraging the Walgreens Photo Printing API. Walgreens is the perfect partner for us to team up with to make these Photo Prints apps possible.

The apps are available for download at www.jpeglabs.com, Apple App Store and Google Play.

 





Welcome UnfoldPrints, a new Photo Prints API Integration

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 13:58 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is happy to introduce, UnfoldLabs, an innovative products and services company based in San Diego, CA. They have just announced the launch of UnfoldPrints – an android application that makes the task of printing pictures easier. They have choosen to integrate our Photo Prints API for fast, convienant in-store pickup. Check out their application today on the Google Play Store.

UnfoldPrints is an application that allows customers to print in three simple steps directly from their smartphone or tablet. Their unique photo selection and order memory gives the customer a fast and convienant photo printing experience making multiple orders a breeze!

Their usage of our /coupon endpoint and an entire section based on showing promotions to the customer is really great. "We are excited for android users to print their pictures from their devices directly to the closest Walgreens Store. Users can enjoy special promotions offered by Walgreens for UnfoldPrints," said Asokan Ashok, CEO of UnfoldLabs Inc. Ashok also said, "The Walgreens Developer Program & the Photo Prints API helped us with the Integration."

Click here to try out UnfoldPrints on the Google Play store for your next photo prints order! Happy Printing!