Apple maybe looking to improve the life of travelers. Passbook was announced today by Apple. Passbook will be avaiable when Apple releases it iO6.
From airline and train boarding passes to concert tickets, we’ve seen a variety of tix make their way into the digital realm at venues around the world. With today’s announcement of Passbook, the hard copy credential may soon be a thing of the past. Speaking on stage at Apple’s WWDC keynote, VP of iOS Software Scott Forstall demonstrated the feature with United boarding passes, Fandango movie tickets and a Starbucks gift card. While none of these examples are making their premiere debut, Passbook will certainly make the QR-code-based stubs more user-friendly, while also increasing awareness among folks who continue to opt for paper while doubting the usability and authenticity of a digital counterpart. Passbook is also location aware, bringing up a Starbucks card as you approach a shop, for example. You can also get updates related to your stored credentials, such as a gate change announcement with a pending United boarding pass. The feature will come bundled with iOS 6, set to launch this fall.