This is massively convenient and tons of fun for the billion-plus users of Facebook. For entrepreneurs who’ve built photo-sharing apps, not so much. Let the carnage begin!
For that aunt or grandpa who’s still scared of Facebook, here’s the perfect gift: a batch of photos they can pick up at the Walgreens down the street.
Walgreens — yes Walgreens — has released an application programming interface (API) and a software development kit (SDK) to allow mobile developers to enable photo printing from Android and iPhone smartphones. The company has opened a developer portal (and a new Twitter account) to support mobile programmers who are enabling photo printing to 7,907 Walgreens locations across the country.