Walgreens Announces App Compatibility with Windows Phone 8 at Microsoft BUILD Developer Conference

  Walgreens Announces App Compatibility with Windows Phone 8 at Microsoft
  BUILD Developer Conference

Microsoft Build 2013

Business Wire

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- June 27, 2013

Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced its app is available for
download on mobile phone devices across the Windows Phone 8 platform. A
Windows 8 version for desktops and tablets is expected to become available at
a later date. Additionally, the company will soon release its QuickPrints API
designed for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

“As we continue to innovate, we’re always identifying relevant ways to engage
with our customers – wherever, whenever and however they prefer,” said Abhi
Dhar, Walgreens e-commerce chief technology officer. “Providing our app to
consumers on the Windows Phone 8 platform makes it easier for customers to
shop with us, while extending our QuickPrints API creates greater value for
developers interested in offering an enhanced experience for their user.”

Unique features of the app lets users create shortcuts on the device’s home
screen, which allows for easy access with a single tap. Also, voice
recognition can quickly open the app or any of its features.

“Apps come to life on Windows Phone thanks to features like Live Tiles and the
ability to integrate directly with the phone’s own speech and Wallet
capabilities,” said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Phone Apps, Microsoft
Corp. “Walgreens takes advantage of all of these features and more to enable
people to quickly refill prescriptions and easily use their Balance Rewards
card directly from their Windows Phone device.”

About Walgreens

As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion,
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to become America’s first choice for
health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million
customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and
services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services
and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services
includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along
with respiratory services. These services help improve health outcomes and
lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health
systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates
8,096 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and
most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and
in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the


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