iOS 6 Introduces ‘Passbook’
Here is a mobile app power play that will do wonders to keep iPhone users better organized. On Monday, 11 June 2012, at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Apple touted a new app called Passbook for iOS 6.
Scott Forstall, Apple’s Vice President (VP) of iPhone Software, told the developers and press in attendance :
“Passbook is the simplest way to get all of your passes in one place.”
A native app coming with iOS 6, Passbook’s user interface is an attractive platform. It would enable iOS users to keep and access electronic versions of their important tickets, boarding passes and other merchant cards in one centralized location.
“Passbook takes all of these passes and combines them together in one place, and integrates it right into the OS, and they are beautiful,” Forstall said, while demonstrating how – for example – Passbook can update your electronic boarding ticket if your flight is delayed or cancelled.
The demonstration also included references to a Starbucks card, Amtrak boarding pass, and an Apple Store card. Passbook is integrated with the lock screen for easy access and helpful reminders. When you are done with a card or ready to toss a digital ticket, a “visual shredder” will be used to clear the clutter from your app.