Do you still use Passbook?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Badrottie, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I read some articles about Passbook and how people use it or not. Most of them think Passbook is worthless. I have used Passbook few times for Walgreen that is it. Then I realized I have some gift cards lying around and decided to try them on the Passbook just for fun.
    My question is do you still use Passbook or not? What kind of app that you use for Passbook? :apple:

    Thank you
  2. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    I always use it when I fly. I often use it for Walgreens/Duane Reade. I occasionally use it for Starbucks...which I try to avoid.
  3. jkeekij macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    I personally see it as a gimmick. I have Starbucks and iTunes in there and rarely use it. I did use it for a movie once with Fandango mobile tickets.
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Would love to use it, but there's almost nowhere to use it in my country.
  5. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    A couple membership cards, but mostly just for airline boarding passes.

    Honestly, it's pretty pointless in its current implementation since any useful cards you save there could just as easily be managed by the associated app. The only reason I add boarding passes is because then I get a nice persistent link to show the boarding pass fullscreen whenever I'm near the airport. If Apple would just allow apps to display this kind of notification directly instead of requiring the user of Passbook, I wouldn't even bother.
  6. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    I wish I could use it more, especially for loyalty cards. But allot of the places I would get loyalty cards don't support it. I've actually found myself not going to other places since I got tired of always carrying around loyalty cards and hate giving out my number.
  7. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Only for Starbucks. There's only like 10 other apps for it and I don't go to those places.
  8. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    I use it for starbucks, theater tickets, air miles...
  9. sigp6 macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    I use it every day and Starbucks and always when I fly.
  10. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    I use it when I go to the movies which was this past weekend. starbucks too but I haven't been there in some months now.
  11. HotIce macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2014
  12. GlenK macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2013
    St. Augustine, FL
    Like you I use it for Walgreens. I use Key Ring a lot more. Still have not figured out how to get some of the apps that can use PB added.
  13. izzle22 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    I've used it twice since day one at Walgreens. It's too inconvenient otherwise.
  14. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    My passbook has Starbucks, American Airlines, American Express, and Walgreens.

    I love the American Express Pass. Anytime my card is used to make a purchase, I get a notification that links back to Passbook, which shows the transaction and the outstanding balance on the card. Press the (i) button on the Pass, and it shows details about the last 5 transactions, along with detailed information about how to contact AMEX.

    I also love the American Airlines boarding pass, and how it updates gate and seat changes automatically.

    I could use the apps for both of those examples above, but to me, it's just way more convenient to access those through Passbook. Especially how the AA boarding pass has a direct link from the lock screen. You don't even have to unlock and launch Passbook.
  15. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    IMHO Passbook actually a good idea. Unfortunately, the stores that support it are not the kind of places I shop at. And there are just not enough stores that support it overall. :(

    Starbucks? Overpriced nasty coffee. I get my coffee from better places. (CBean/TeaLeaf)

    Walgreen? Nope. I prefer CVS.

    Maybe with the Apple Pay coming up and being integrated with Passbook, PB may finally get a lot more support from every storefront on the planet. There's hope.
  16. pleomorph macrumors member


    Oct 14, 2011
    I use mine at Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Target (Cartwheel).

    At one time, there was an app called "Passmaker Pro" that would scan the traditional barcodes (UPC-A) for your existing loyalty cards. As you probably know, Passbook normally doesn't support UPC-A barcodes, but the developer got around that by generating an image of the barcode and attaching that to the Passbook pass. It was clever, but unfortunately, I believe the app got pulled as I can no longer locate it. I wish Passbook would support all barcodes (like the Keyring app does) as it would be a lot more useful.
  17. jssrea macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2014
    I use it all the time: when going to the movies, train, bus, flights (only use it with a couple of companies)... I have over 200 tickets stored in my Passbook.
  18. SnowDX, Oct 7, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2014

    SnowDX macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Great White North
    Do you still use Passbook?

    I use it for AirMiles now and I've used it for concert tickets at least 5 times.

    Edit: and for Sephora, movie Scene card, and PC Plus
  19. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    I use it quite frequently for boarding passes and Starbucks, and occasionally for movies (Fandango), conference tickets (Eventbrite) and various gift cards.
  20. mknoebel macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2011
  21. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    I've found two apps being able to use it here in China.

    One is a hotel booking app, which simply adds a string of text to Passbook that tells you when your booking is, and the address. Pretty useless.

    The other is an app for restaurant discounts, which shows a QR code and a manual code. Also completely redundant function.

    And neither of them will remove themselves or update themselves. All in all, Passbook is pretty redundant.
  22. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    still use it? im still YET to use nothing supports it theres just no need around here where i am..& i wont be surprised to see apple pay be the same thing not supported/no use over the current standards..
  23. DaveF macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    I use Passbook regularly for mobile boarding passes with United. I've never found any other purpose for it.
  24. Shadow Runner macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    Funny, earlier today I downloaded a bunch of apps that support passbook and will check them out when I have time/feel like it. I don't see it ever being used regularly until it is much easier to use and more companies support it.

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