Photography and film pioneer, Eastman Kodak, has created a new application for smartphones, which allows users to print photos taken on their smartphones and create photo gifts. iPhone or Android users can visit the KODAK kiosks found in participating CVS Pharmacies and Bartell Drug stores by using a wireless connection via the KODAK app, which can be downloaded for free on the KODAK website.
The KODAK Kiosk Connect app is an entertaining way for photo takers to share holiday memories with friends and family. Customers can use the app to make a wide variety of gifts and keepsakes: photo mugs, KODAK photo books, KODAK personal greeting cards, prints and calendars – to name but a few.
Larry Trevarthen, vice president of marketing, retail systems solutions for Eastman Kodak Company, sees this new app as a way to cater to Kodak’s changing market; "Our customers are always on-the-go and their images are increasingly captured on their smartphones.” He calls providing “easy solutions” for converting smartphone images into prints and “tangible memories gifts” a “key focus” for the company.
The new app, he says, allows them to do just that. “The new KODAK Kiosk Connect App makes it easier than ever to convert smartphone images into beautiful, personalized keepsakes."
The app may be downloaded for Android devices at through Google Play or for Apple devices through the iTunes Store. With over 7,000 CVS Pharmacies and 58 Bartell Drug stores offering the services through a Wi-Fi enabled kiosk, there are many places to take advantage of the app.
This new Kodak-CVS venture comes on the heels of a recent extension of service (until 2016) between Eastman Kodak and CVS Pharmacies. Laura Quatela, president of Kodak and personalized imaging, calls CVS a “valued partner” and considers the four-year extension “great news for both companies.”
Together, she says, “Kodak and CVS/pharmacy have advanced the in-store photo experience, offering consumers a variety of quality, personalized products they can create instantly and easily.”
Edited by Braden Becker