MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(Kicksend, a Y Combinator-backed company, today announced deep photo printing integration with Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, on its free, private photo-sharing Android app.)--
“Kicksend has done a great job capturing the spirit of innovation that Walgreens was looking for with the launch of the QuickPrints developer program”
With Kicksend’s Android app, users can now print large batches – up to 30 at a time – of their own photos or photos sent to them by family and friends by uploading them to Walgreens for printing at any of the drugstore’s nearly 8,000 stores in all 50 U.S. states. Within an hour of sending the digital files directly from their phone, users can conveniently pick up high-quality prints at a local Walgreens store.
“Kicksend has done a great job capturing the spirit of innovation that Walgreens was looking for with the launch of the QuickPrints developer program,” said Tim McCauley, Senior Director of Consumer Mobile for Walgreens. “The Kicksend Android and iPhone apps showcase how QuickPrints can be seamlessly integrated within the application experience."
An additional new service lets users of Kicksend’s Android app send photos to those who do not have the Kicksend app installed on their phones. Recipients receive an SMS message inviting them to download and install the Kicksend app to view and print the sent photos. This feature also enables users to share photos with friends and family who live in other countries.
Kicksend was created to enable users to quickly and easily share large batches of full-quality photos with family members and friends via the Android or iPhone mobile app, the Kicksend website or via a desktop application that can send even larger batches of photos. In July 2012, Kicksend unveiled Walgreens photo printing integration on its iPhone app.
“Kicksend’s mission is to make it easy for everyday people to stay in touch with friends and family through photo sharing,” said Pradeep Elankumaran, CEO & co-founder of Kicksend. “Holding freshly printed photos of people and moments we care about is always a wonderful feeling, and we are incredibly excited to bring this Walgreens integration to our Android users. Now Android users everywhere can easily share, print and keep their most cherished memories for years to come.”
For screenshots of Kicksend for Android with Walgreens printing, visit: http://kicksend.com/media_kit.
Kicksend lets users send and print tons of photos and videos to people they love, with apps on iPhone, Android, desktop and web. Kicksend was founded in 2011 and is funded by True Ventures with participation from Y Combinator, Digital Garage, SV Angel, Start Fund and Jack Abraham (CEO of Milo.com). Kicksend’s offices are located in Mountain View, CA. Visit www.kicksend.com for more information.