Passbook is a new feature that is able to store digital tickets, boarding passes, store cards, and coupons, all in one app. After updating, I added a few store cards to Passbook, and I’m ultra excited to try it out later tonight.
The app promises to allow you to scan the cards or tickets using just your phone, and it also brings up necessary information when you’re near a store where you might use a card. For example, I scanned in a grocery store card, and the app will display it when I enter said store.
Pretty neat, right?
That’s not all. App developers are quickly embracing the service, and apps like Ticketmaster, Fandango, and Lufthansa have begun offering event and flight tickets via Passbook. Stores like Walgreens and Target are also participating, and more companies, like Starbucks, are expected to participate as well.
Passes that are purchased through Passbook are added to the service automatically, and can be used like a regular paper pass. You can get Passbook as a part of iOS 6, which was released today.