A group of senior students from the University of Waikato, with a hand from homegrown success story MEA Mobile, has developed a phone-based photo printing app for the biggest pharmacy chain in the US, Walgreens.
Computer science students Mark Feaver, Jeremy Roundill, Yoni Villamor and Simon Campbell took on the job of developing the app within eight weeks while MEA Mobile provided technical guidance and market support. The result? Printicular, a free Android app that lets users send their phone, tablet or Facebook photos to be printed at their nearest Walgreens store (there are more than 8,000 outlets in the US, all with photo printing services).
MEA Mobile has already developed a range of successful apps, and through its US offices was able to facilitate the special arrangement with Walgreens.
“We are really keen to encourage more young people to learn the skills and gain the knowledge we need in this business,” says MEA Mobile director, Rod Macfarlane.
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