Maybe I'm not entirely understanding passbook or how it works. When I open it, I get prompted to go to the App Store to download apps like fandango and sephora. When I close it and go back, I just get the same prompt. Are we not able to add our own discount cards and flight itineraries? Do they have to be pushed to the app?
- 09-19-2012, 11:27 PM #2
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- 09-19-2012, 11:58 PM #5
yeah i'm really surprised they launched passport with so little instruction or support. And if i have to download an app i don't want just to make it work i don't see it as that great. like if i have a plane ticket i shouldn't need to download the app too. just enter my airline account info. regardless it seems so unpolished.
- 09-20-2012, 12:21 AM #7
- 09-24-2012, 04:11 AM #8
i found out you don't need the app. I guess the passbook file is a link that can be anywhere and it will add it to you app. Sort of like they send a link in an email conformation, You click on it in your phone and a movie ticket could get added to your account or plane ticket or maybe a gift card. i'm guessing that's how it would work. Rene said that in a podcast so that's good. Still surprised it launched in such a state of support. I guess many companies may have to get the systems in place to handle such a payment system. That said starbucks already does a similar thing, and i've had boarding passes on my phone on delta, so i'd think they'd both be ready to go at launch but i'm not developer so i don't now anything.