Bringing a New Dimension to Photo Printing Experiences
Walgreens, an industry leader in Same Day photo printing, proudly joins forces with Pictarine, a premier iOS app creator and partner since 2013, to unveil Picta Studio—an innovative photo printing app designed and developed by Pictarine exclusively for Apple Vision Pro. Available for download on the App Store at the public launch of the Apple Vision Pro on February 2, 2024, this groundbreaking application marks an innovative leap in photo printing, blending cutting-edge technology with the convenience of Walgreens renowned service.
The Picta Studio app, designed specifically for Apple Vision Pro and visionOS, allows users to artistically curate and visualize their photos in an immersive three-dimensional space. This app takes advantage of the unique capabilities of spatial computing to enable customers to effortlessly transform their digital memories into personalized wall art, including metal, wood, and bamboo panels, as well as canvases.
What sets Picta Studio apart is the seamless integration of Apple’s advanced technology and visionOS with Walgreens swift 1-hour printing service, allowing customers a whole new way to visualize their photo creation experience and then make it physical with Same Day pickup from any of Walgreens store locations.
The Pictarine development team has skillfully harnessed the latest Apple technology to develop a user-friendly, innovative application. This initiative between Walgreens and Pictarine represents a significant advancement in spatial computing apps and photo printing technology, set to redefine the industry standard.
“We are delighted to take our longstanding photo-printing partnership with Walgreens to a whole new level with the Picta Studio app for Apple Vision Pro," says François Goldgewicht, CTO at Pictarine. "We hope to provide users with a captivating and immersive photo printing experience where they can appreciate their personal photos in an entirely new way by combining both the Apple Vision Pro cutting-edge technology with the convenience of Walgreens 1-hour printing service”
Drew Schweinfurth, Senior Product Manager of Store Innovation Transformation at Walgreens, adds, “This collaboration is a testament to our commitment of innovation and customer convenience. The integration of spatial computing for photo printing is just the beginning of a new era in personalized customer experiences that we look forward to exploring with Pictarine. Applications and initiatives like Walgreens has with Pictarine are the reason we continue to showcase the Walgreens Developer Program because we know mind-blowing experiences like the Picta Studio app for Apple Vision Pro are what come from enabling partners with Open APIs.”
Pictarine is at the forefront of digital photo technology, specializing in innovative applications and websites that enhance the photo printing experience. Known for their user-friendly and creative applications, Pictarine has consistently pushed the boundaries of the mobile and web photo printing experience, making it more accessible and engaging for consumers. Their decade-long collaboration with industry giants like Walgreens underscores their commitment to bringing cutting-edge technology and creativity together in the photo printing world.
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. WBA’s purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation’s underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in communities nationwide.
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