Walgreens QuickPrints from Mobile Applications
Walgreens has introduced a developer portal that allows third-party software developers to integrate the Walgreens QuickPrints software development kit, enabling photo printing directly from iPhone and Android mobile devices.
"Our new QuickPrints SDK enables third-party software developers to tap Walgreens Web services, building a broad selection of apps that deliver our convenient store capabilities to more customers," said Abhi Dhar, Walgreens e-commerce chief technical officer.
With this program, Walgreens' convenient Web services for QuickPrints can be built into a wide range of mobile apps that deliver these services to mobile users. QuickPrints allows mobile users to print photos directly from their phone to any of the more than 7,900 Walgreens stores nationwide in about an hour.
"With almost 30% of photos taken on smartphones and the popularity of photo applications growing, the opportunity for consumers to benefit from the convenience of printing their memories to Walgreens through a variety of photo apps is tremendous," said Jasbir Patel, senior director of Walgreens Photo.
The QuickPrints SDK has already been adopted by GroupShot, Kicksend, Pic Stitch, Pinweel and StillShot. Walgreens is also partnering with Aviary, a digital photo-editing platform, to leverage its growing group of photo application partners.
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