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Coming Soon: Walgreens Cards for Google Now!

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:08 - Joe Rago

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:

 





Say Hi to iGreet: A New QuickPrints Cards Integration

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:48 - Joe Rago

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

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:59 - Joe Rago

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.





Walgreens Announces Developer Contest to Support Balance Rewards API

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:23 - Joe Rago

 

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.





Heartland Mobile Council MobiU 2014 (09.17.14)

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:44 - Joe Rago

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 Pixicle for iPhone

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:09 - Joe Rago

Walgreens is excited to announce that Pixicle for iPhone is now live in the Apple Store with the ability to print to Walgreens! 

Pixicle (http://pixicle.tv) is a multi retailer photo print app that will allow customers the ability to send their photos directly from their mobile smartphone to Walgreens for physical prints. 

According to Norm Lai, President of Pixicle, “Having Walgreens as a partner will be one of the keys to our success. We consider Walgreens to be one of the premier photo labs in the United States and we are excited to work closely with them to bring your memories back home.”

Don't delay, download Pixicle for iPhone today!

 





Introducing Microsoft OneDrive

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 16:50 - Joe Rago

Walgreens is excited to announce that the Microsoft OneDrive site has been updated with the the ability to print to Walgreens! OneDrive (https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us) is free online storage service from Microsoft that provides users with one place to store everything in their life including photos, videos and documents. Currently, OneDrive has over 250 million users worldwide and works on any device including PCs, Macs, and Android, iOS, and Windows phones and tablets. Customers can use OneDrive to automatically back up their camera roll from their phone or tablet, view photos and videos, and also share large files and folders, even with those who don’t have a OneDrive account. 

According to Douglas Peace, Group Program Manager for OneDrive, “We’re committed to making sure our users have a great experience with OneDrive, and that means being able to easily access photos, documents, and other files from any device with the option to share with friends and family. By partnering with Walgreens, we have integrated their QuickPrint functionality into OneDrive, giving users another great way to share photographs and memories quick and easily.” 

Find out more about this exciting new integration and obtain a promotional discount code at https://blog.onedrive.com/making-photos-on-onedrive-better.





Introducing Canvsly for iPhone

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 09:48 - Joe Rago

Walgreens would like to welcome Canvsly to the QuickPrints Family.  Canvsly is an award winning platform to help parents capture, organize, share their kids precious artworks, so they can cherish them anytime, anywhere forever. 

 

According to Amit Murumkar, Founder & CEO of Canvsly, “I received a lot of emails from our users about helping them put all these artworks into a book potentially. We wanted the best solution for our users. Choosing Walgreens as a partner to provide this service was a no brainer. The tech support team is fabulous and offered great support through the implementation process.”

 

Download the free Canvsly app for iPhone today!





Health 2.0 Chicago Make-a-thon

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 14:55 - Joe Rago

If you will be attending the Health 2.0 Chicago Make-a-thon the wekeend of May 16-18 and are interested in giving the Walgreens Prescription API a test spin, we have created a custom API documentation guide for event attendees.  Please take a look at our Prescription API documentation for he event and pay close attention to the "Quick Start Guide" highlighted in yellow on page 2.

Happy Hacking!

The Walgreens API Team





Evans Data Developer Relations Conference (03.24.14)

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:52 - Joe Rago

Here is the presentation given by Joe Rago for the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference. We've also included the two embedded YouTube videos for your viewing enjoyment.