DEERFIELD, Ill., June 20, 2013 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that its QuickPrints API now gives participants the ability to tap into functionality enabling app users to produce and send photo books, wall calendars and folded cards for same day printing at Walgreens. Through the company’s Developer Program, third-party app developers can easily integrate the API and its new functionality.
“We’re thrilled to provide app developers with the technology that allows their users to be more creative with their pictures by allowing them to create fun photo products such as photo books and folded cards,” said Jasbir Patel, senior director and general merchandise manager for photo and e-commerce. “We’re transforming the art of scrapbooking and the personalization of cards by encouraging mobile users to preserve their memories in a more convenient way.”
To celebrate the latest enhancements, Walgreens has launched a contest designed to encourage app developers to incorporate the photo book, wall calendars and folded cards functionality into an app. Participants can enter today through September 30. Walgreens will award the contest winners cash prizes of $2,000 for the best photo book integration, $2,000 for the best folded cards integration, and $2,000 for the best wall calendar integration. To learn more about the contest, click here for details.
In addition to the added functionality, the QuickPrints API allows for standard, square, canvas and poster prints, as well as flat photo card printing. The developer products are eligible for a 15 percent revenue share commission earned when the photo order is purchased from a local Walgreens.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to become America’s first choice for health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services help improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,096 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.