How will Passbook work?

irDigital0l

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So do devs have to make a separate "pass" for passbook or do you get it automatically when you download the app.

For example will the Fandango or Target app be required in order to use Passbook or does passbook have its own set like Newsstand?
 

joshforman

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Aug 11, 2012
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Mostly, you will see apps integrate passbook functionality into them. However I believe that any website (registered with Apple to send push notifications) can make passes for your device.
 

joshforman

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Guessing, based on the existence of passsource.com :). It's a site that generates pass files, and they're offering an API for people to make passes for sites ( presumably those that don't have iOS apps)
 

rorschach

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There's an API for apps to create passes. Websites can create/add passes as well.

The Pass Kit framework provides an Objective-C API for interacting with the user’s pass library. There are two main kinds of apps that use the Pass Kit framework: apps that add passes to the pass library like Mail and Safari do, and apps that integrate tightly with the pass library and interact with its contents to provide a richer experience. For example, a FidoNet mail client just needs to act as a conduit and add passes to the library. An app for a cafe could let customers place an order and add a pass to let them claim their order at the counter.
 

yeah

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Would be nice if it could store credit cards/debit cards.

(With a pin code to unlock, obviously).
 

Tilpots

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Guessing, based on the existence of passsource.com :). It's a site that generates pass files, and they're offering an API for people to make passes for sites ( presumably those that don't have iOS apps)
Very cool. Can't really test it though cause I don't have iOS 6. Interesting, none the less. So Passbook will be more of a standard than an app?