Apple Patents System for Electronic Concert and Event Ticketing

A series of 37 newly granted Apple patents published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office includes Apple's famed Concert Ticket patent titled "Apple Introduces a New iTunes "Concert Ticket + System”, which according to PatentlyApple, was one of the original patents that would go on to form the Passbook application. The newly granted Apple patent covers the company's...

TimmyMe iOS App Update Brings Passbook Support for Payments

Do you hit up Tim Hortons daily? If you do and have been using the TimmyMe iOS app for payments, tonight’s update has finally brought Passbook support. This means you can now load up your My Tim Card into Passbook and have it pop up on your lockscreen at favourite locations of your choosing.  ...

Apple’s Passbook Passes Working with Windows Phone 8.1 [Screenshots]

As pointed out by iMore, Microsoft has added support for Apple's Passbook passes in Windows Phone 8.1, which was released today as a developer preview. It seems that Microsoft has "reverse-engineered how to read Passbook files (.pkpass)" and can turned them into cards that work with Micosoft Wallet, rendering them with the same data for Windows...

Apple’s Old “Passbook” Icon Is Now A Registered Trademark

The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has today published the registered trademark for Apple's old "Passbook" icon, the one that has now been officially replaced by Jony Ive in iOS 7. As PatentlyApple puts it, the old Passbook icon was one of Apple's best looking icons, that has now been replaced by one of iOS 7's worst....

British Airways iPhone App Brings Passbook Support for Boarding Passes

For frequent flyers on British Airways, boarding is going to get a whole lot easier as the company has updated their iPhone app with Passbook support for boarding passes, with support in over 100 airports worldwide. What's New in Version 4.4 Please note: if you are using iOS5, we do not recommend that you update...

New Samsung Wallet App — Déjà Vu?

Samsung has unveiled its Wallet app during a developer conference at the Mobile World Congress on Wednesday. The app allows users to store things such as event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards, and coupons in one location. Do these features sound familiar?

iOS 6 Passbook Feature Is Attracting Massive Downloads For Developers

With the introduction of iOS 6, Apple brought Passbook to its mobile platform, a new feature that allows users to store coupons, boarding passes, tickets, store cards and other forms of mobile payment. Looks like the feature is not only growing rapidly, but is also driving a huge amount of downloads for the developers who integrate it […]

Starbucks: Over 2.1M Mobile Payments Made Each Week, 7M Active Users

Starbucks revealed some interesting mobile stats yesterday at their biennial Investor Conference (via ZDNET), where it introduced its accelerated global growth plans. When it comes to mobile transactions, 2.1 million are made per week, which also help move lines faster and increase sales velocity. There are a total of 7 million active mobile users and hundreds of […]

SPG: Starwood Hotels & Resorts App Updated with Passbook Support

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has updated their SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) iPhone app with support for the iPhone 5 and Passbook integration for your member account. Now, you can see your member number, Starpoints balance, and other relevant information right within Passbook. What’s New in Version 3.2 – Integration for Passbook is here! You can […]