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Passbook Enabled-Apps Start Arriving on App Store

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Passbook enabled apps have begun making their way to the App Store, with major corporations like Major League Baseball, Ticketmaster, Fandango and Lufthansa offering event and flight tickets via Passbook, and Walgreens offering access to its rewards program via the service.

The Next Web has details on how Passbook works:
The passes are issued by companies directly to customers via email or apps or any other avenue that they choose and are added to a user’s Passbook automatically. There is no app required for use besides Passbook itself, though companies can choose to include ‘pass update’ functionality in their apps for those that want to make changes after the fact.
The search engine on our sister-site AppShopper is keeping track of Passbook-enabled apps as they get released.

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Posted: 24 months ago
Not a great start for the uk. :(
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

Okay, you created Passbook.. surrrreeee.


He clearly meant passdock.com.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
How can you not have Apple vouchers/coupons right off the bat.

Seems a big miss?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Passbook isn't working for me...I have MLB and Fandango (updated) and everytime I go to Passbook it says "Cannot Access App Store."
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

I think this is the way I'll be buying movie tickets from now on! :D I can't wait for Starbucks to get in on this!

EDIT: I'm not too sure how it works and I've never purchased from Fandango though. Do they give me a ticket at the window or do I go to where they check your ticket and they check/scan my phone? D:


I have been using Fandango a lot lately (mostly because of the 2-4-1 deals often offered by sites like LivingSocial and Half Off Depot) and how you obtain entry varies from theater to theater.

Most Regal Cinema theaters allow you to print your ticket at home, so you just present your print out at the entrance and you're good to go.

AMC Theaters, on the other hand, you have to go to the automated kiosk (or box office) and provide the credit card you paid with and your tickets are printed for you.

And with Cinemark, they have recently installed scanners at the entrance. When you purchase tickets in the Fandango app, you're issued a QR code which is scanned by an usher when you enter the theater. I'm sure this method will soon be adopted by all theaters. The Fandango app lets you know which theaters accept QR code for admission.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Aw, Yiss! Now my shopper loyalty card for the "Piggly Wiggly" and my gift cards to Wal-Mart will look stunning on a retina display!
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
OK I'm a little confused. So I guess boarding passes/tickets need passbook enabled apps to work? Seems only fandango has done this.

But what about loyalty cards? and gift cards? How do we add them? We need an app to start with? Seems a little odd. How did you get your walmart card up?
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
You can create passes for your credit / debit cards by using BillGuard for Passbook http://passbook.billguard.com.
It'll show you your balance and you'll get alerts for suspicious charges on your card. You don't need to install another iPhone app for this.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

Same here. I would have thought that it was a issue with the app or a hard coded link somewhere, but if some people have it working while others do not, it must be a server issue.


I found a fix, and it connects and updates.

https://discussions.apple.com/message/19617541?tstart=0#19617541?tstart=0

Try this.

Go to Settings>General>Date and Time>Set Automatically>Off. Set the date one year ahead. Try to update the apps again. If you get an error message, go back to the settings. Correct the date and time (set automatically) then go back and try to update the apps again.

Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

Not sure what exactly you're asking, but when I click on "App Store" from inside Passbook it takes me to a list of apps that support it and after updating Fandango it tells me I can have my ticket scanned from my phone.


That is currently not working for me.

"Cannot connect to iTunes store" every time.
Rating: 1 Votes

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