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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Passbook Enabled-Apps Start Arriving on App Store







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:
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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.

Article Link: Passbook Enabled-Apps Start Arriving on App Store
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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Looks cool...I'm excited to start using it as long as it doesn't spam me with coupons....
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I think this is the way I'll be buying movie tickets from now on! 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:
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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I think this is the way I'll be buying movie tickets from now on! 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:
Depends on the theater. I've had to print out a pass that I gave to the guy at the gate, but I've also used special Fandango kiosks before in other theaters where you scan your credit card and it printed tickets. It's been a few years, though, so they may do something entirely different by now.
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Depends on the theater. I've had to print out a pass that I gave to the guy at the gate, but I've also used special Fandango kiosks before in other theaters where you scan your credit card and it printed tickets. It's been a few years, though, so they may do something entirely different by now.
It seems like it may be different than that by now, especially with Passbook integration.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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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!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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I think this is the way I'll be buying movie tickets from now on! 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:
Most modern theatres these days will let you skip the ticket line and go straight to the person who checks/rips off the ticket stub. He will scan and then let you in.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:00 PM   #8
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I think this is the way I'll be buying movie tickets from now on! 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:
You don't have to go to the ticket box. Just go on inside and they will scan your phone.
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I think this is the way I'll be buying movie tickets from now on! 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.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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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?
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so all what the companies do is scan your pass and you are good to go?
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:33 PM   #12
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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!
Except I don't think they have passbook yet.
I am glad for the links in this article though.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:36 PM   #13
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Not a great start for the uk.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:40 PM   #14
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I have tickets for a movie on Friday but can't seem to bring them up in passbook.
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How can you not have Apple vouchers/coupons right off the bat.

Seems a big miss?
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:58 PM   #16
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Create your own passes

If you want to fill your Passbook for free you can go to http://passdock.com and grab some existing ones or design, create, manage, upload and download your own.

Note: I'm one of the creator of Passbook, so any feedback is very appreciated!
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If you want to fill your Passbook for free you can go to http://passdock.com and grab some existing ones or design, create, manage, upload and download your own.

Note: I'm one of the creator of Passbook, so any feedback is very appreciated!
Okay, you created Passbook.. surrrreeee.
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Okay, you created Passbook.. surrrreeee.
He clearly meant passdock.com.
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Passbook isn't working for me...I have MLB and Fandango (updated) and everytime I go to Passbook it says "Cannot Access App Store."
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Passbook isn't working for me...I have MLB and Fandango (updated) and everytime I go to Passbook it says "Cannot Access App Store."
Same here. It is probably getting slammed right now. Some people claim it's working for them, seems to be a small percentage.
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Hell yeah! Just checked my local venues and the service they use for purchasing tickets, Hold My Ticket, is going to support Passbook!

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Passbook isn't working for me...I have MLB and Fandango (updated) and everytime I go to Passbook it says "Cannot Access App Store."
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Same here. It is probably getting slammed right now. Some people claim it's working for them, seems to be a small percentage.
Working for me!
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EDIT: Looks like only 4 ballparks support Passbook tickets so far =(

Oh well! I'm sure it'll come with time.
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Hell yeah! Just checked my local venues and the service they use for purchasing tickets, Hold My Ticket, is going to support Passbook!





Working for me!
Which app?
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Which app?
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.
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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.
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