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February 6, 2013
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  • Shopko mobile prescription service proves popular
    More than 1,000 prescriptions a day are being refilled via mobile devices at Midwest retailer Shopko, which launched the service last year. "Mobile prescription refills allow customers to easily and quickly refill their prescription through a variety of ways: respond to a text message, scan a bottle or type in the prescription number. The customer also no longer has to wait by the pharmacy counter since they get a text message letting them know as soon as the prescription is ready," said Dana Marotto, director of marketing at mscripts. (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • BlackBerry 10's Android runtime will soon support Jelly Bean
    BlackBerry 10′s Android runtime, currently running the 2-year-old Gingerbread platform, will soon be updated to support Jelly Bean applications, according to Engadget. The addition of Jelly Bean "means more apps, more revenue, and potentially, fewer people running away from BlackBerry 10 because of an undeveloped app ecosystem," Ricardo Bilton writes. The company is also sending out 12,000 limited-edition red Z10 models to developers as a thank you gift for creating apps. VentureBeat/Gadgets (2/5), Engadget (2/5), CNET (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • White House to hold hackathon for upcoming "We the People" API
    The White House-sponsored "We the People" service that allows people to petition the government is going into a second phase. The Obama administration this month will hold a hackathon for its upcoming Petitions 2.0 application programming interface, which will allow developers to incorporate petition and signature data into their apps. The API will also eventually allow developers to "collect and submit signatures without directly sending the user to the White House website," writes Ken Yeung. (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mobile health platform developer unveils allergy tool
    An iPhone application called WebMD Allergy has been unveiled by WebMD Health. Patients can use the mobile app to become aware of changes in allergen levels. "The WebMD Allergy app provides consumers with accurate and personalized weather-related allergy information to help them proactively manage their allergy conditions," said WebMD's chief medical editor, Michael Smith. Drug Store News (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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