Walgreens Expands Mobile Photo Printing Options

Third-parties will be able to link to the store's existing app

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    People who want to put their cell phone pictures on paper will soon have new options to print those photos at Walgreens, the company announced Tuesday.

    The Deerfield-based company has released a software development kit to allow third-party developers to integrate the company's QuickPrints software into their own mobile phone applications, the convenience store chain said in a release.

    Mobile phone users previously could only order photo prints from the convenience store chain from Walgreens' own app.

    "With almost 30 percent of photos today 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 kit has already been adopted by Pinwheel, GroupShot, Kicksend, Pic Stitch, and StillShot, the company said. Walgreens added it plans for other companies to join the program within the next few weeks.

    Walgreens has also partnered with Aviary, a digital photo editing platform, to leverage its photo application partners, the company said.