Passbooks

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by dananand, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. dananand macrumors newbie

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    I am curious to know why Apple did not include Passbook app on the iPad? and also does any developers have any testsbeds that they would like to share?
     
  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Probably because, to me at least, it's more logical to have boarding passes, coupons, loyalty cards, etc on the device you have with your in your pocket daily. Plus, scanning an iPhone over an iPad is way easier.
     
  3. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    ^ this. Plus it might be difficult with a device so large to scan barcodes with. Can you imagine someone bringing their iPad to a movie theater, lol.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Passbook is a "wallet" and not a "purse".
     
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  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    What should? iOS6?

    Only developers have it, they can code up their own example.
     
  7. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    I have a developer account but don't have a Mac so that makes things a little tricky. ;)
     
  8. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    If you want a demo of Passbook here is a thread with a working demo plus github hosting of the project.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1386967&page=2

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    They maybe ignore my post to demos of passbook :)
     
  9. dananand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But I think they should have it on the iPad as well. For instance when your in the airport you usually have your iPad so you can check in and get updates on it. I know it's more convient to have it on your iPhone but it's also a nice feature to have on the iPad
     
  10. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Like some have mentioned it's all about size. Just my opinion but I agree with them. It won't hurt Apple to put on the iPad though.
     
  11. Menel macrumors 603

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    Did we get Cards on the iPad? Clock? Stocks? Weather? No. iPad is red headed step child.
     
  12. gujamin macrumors member

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    I have a testbed site I'm working on that will allow you to generate some passes to test.

    http://www.passsource.com/

    shoot me an email.
     
  13. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    clocks on the way wahooo. but yeah i feel ya. there is no reason for apple to put stuff on the ipad and let the people choose what they want.
     
  14. dananand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    These are amazing! Great work!
     
  15. shearm macrumors member

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    so then what? i opened this with safari on ios6 and it gives me a file to open, but no way to open it...


     
  16. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    looking great gujamin
     
  17. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Don't need to imagine that. Many idiots out there – ruined the movie for me.
     
  18. gujamin macrumors member

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    Did it say could not open file or was it not tappable? Or did you get a black screen? Try it again…we may have been updating the site. If you still have problems, don't hesitate to email.
     
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  20. TBenson macrumors newbie

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    thanks gujamin, really nice, sent you an email.

    Now here is a silly question for everybody...wouldn't it be possible with Apple's PKPass library, to build an iPad pass app?

    What about a custom iPHone pass app, for people who want to add goodies that Apple's starter app doesn't have?

    Does this make any sense?
     
  21. gujamin macrumors member

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    You might be able to replicate a lot of the functionality but Apple would almost certainly reject it.
     
  22. naltst* macrumors member

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    iPhone has Passbook because it can store your credit cards and use NFC on the next iPhone but the iPad won't?
     
  23. gujamin macrumors member

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    There is no information about the presence or lack of NFC on the next iPhone
     
  24. saud0488 macrumors 6502

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    for the same reason that it doesn't have siri...oh wait.
     
  25. TBenson macrumors newbie

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    Oh...mmmmm. I was under the impression (and likely mistaken of course) that that apple intended for 3rd parties to go wild and build any kind of pass apps they wanted.

    That's what I thought when I saw the PKPass methods for "displaying a pass"

    Displaying a Pass
    icon property
    localizedName property
    localizedDescription property
    – localizedValueForFieldKey:
    organizationName property
    relevantDate property
     

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