A new developer portal from Walgreens allows third-party software developers to integrate the Walgreens QuickPrints software development kit (SDK), enabling photo printing directly from iPhone and Android mobile devices.
QuickPrints, currently available in the Walgreens iPhone and Android applications, allows mobile users to print photos directly from their phone to any of the 7,890 Walgreens stores nationwide in about an hour. Starting today, Walgreens has released the QuickPrints SDK for iPhone and Android devices, allowing third party developers to integrate the service within their existing mobile application and share revenue from photo orders sent to be printed at Walgreens.
The launch of the QuickPrints SDK marks the first time that Walgreens has provided an open interface for third-party application developers to integrate Walgreens in-store services. With this program, Walgreens convenient Web services for QuickPrints can now be built into a wide range of mobile apps that deliver these services to a large market of mobile users.
To encourage mobile developers to include new features using the QuickPrints SDK within their application, Walgreens will host its first Mobile Photo Hack Day event on Aug. 11 in Chicago. The event will provide developers the opportunity to meet, collaborate and showcase their creative implementations of the QuickPrints SDK in their applications.