From our post at KioskMarketplace.com: “Kodak Alaris, the Rochester, N.Y.- based spin-off from Eastman Kodak, today unveiled the Kodak Photo Service — a move that opens up the company’s worldwide installed base of more than 100,000 Kodak Picture Kiosks and printers to developers.
The program brings to fruition the initial efforts of the Kodak Developer program, which was in place and working long before Kodak Alaris emerged as a new company.
The program kicks off with 12 apps and support from a limited number of retailers, but the potential is huge. A surprisingly few out of the thousands of photo apps on iOS and Android actually have a printed output option. According to Suite48a, less than 5 percent of the top photo apps have printing capability
“The rate of change with technology of smartphones is amazing,” Darren Johnson, Chief Growth Officer, Kodak Alaris said, acknowledging this open API is a very different approach from the customary closed-system practices of Kodak. “We are leveraging the way people are using imaging apps now, but now output to retail is part of the experience.”
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