Walgreens Opens Up to External Mobile Apps

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The drugstore chain builds an open API layer that lets mobile app developers connect to its corporate systems.

Walgreens, the drugstore chain and $71.6 billion retailer, builds an open API layer that lets mobile app developers connect to its corporate systems. For example, Instagram app users can send their photos to Walgreens for printing.

The Project: Open Walgreens' application program interfaces (APIs) to third-party mobile apps. By building an "open API layer," companies can let external developers connect mobile apps to corporate systems and create new capabilities for customers.

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