creating your own passbooks

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by hagar, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. hagar macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008

    2,5 years after the introduction of Passbooks, I'm still waiting to use the technology for the first time. Yes, I know some people use it, but I live in Europe, and over here it has never been adopted by local merchants. Apple missed a huge opportunity here.

    Now, I'm wondering if I could create my own passbooks (e.g. Store Loyalty cards that use geolocation to show up in the store). I'm currently using the app FidMe but its Passbook support is lacking.

    Then I had a look at SelfPass which let me create Passbooks but without geolocation...

    Am I missing something? :confused:
  2. dspalton macrumors 6502a

    Jul 28, 2008
    Fleet, UK
  3. hagar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    No, unfortunately it doesn't. This is a platform for merchants to create passbooks, and you have to pay for it. It's not a solution for customers to make electronic copies of the zillion loyalty cards one has to carry around. It's weird nobody thought of this for Passbook.
  4. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
  5. luke lau macrumors regular

    luke lau

    Jan 25, 2015
    Are you a business or a customer? Because if you're the latter I'm not sure if your local coffee shop will just accept a loyalty card you made yourself with a passbook generator
  6. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2010
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Depends on the barcode scanner they use. I created my on Passbook loyalty cards for things like Jersey Mike's, PepBoys, Staples etc and they all work fine.
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    I used this to create swipe cards for clocking at work as well as loyalty cards etc. works very well
  8. hagar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    With FidMe you also make a digital copy of plastic loyalty cards and shops do accept it over here.

    However, some cashiers cannot scan your iPhone screen and some do. If you're in a store where they cannot, they need to type the long number by hand... But they do :)

    The problem is, I want to use Passbook the way it was intended: with geolocation. I'll have a look at PassSource and see if that works.
  9. Lloydbm41 Suspended


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    You want the app StoCard. Allows you to add store loyalty cards and if the store also includes the ability to store data in Passbook, the option shows up to allow this. See below:

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  10. lw9090 macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2008
    I don't have the Add to Passbook icon in my Stocards. Do you have to enable something?

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