How to engage your customers with the Apple Wallet changeMsg

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A few months ago one of our client’s wanted a solution that would push engaging messages to their customers passes based on their activity. Using the Passkit API this is a very straightforward task but I thought it would be good to document the use case in the hopes that it might inspire someone else […]

PassKit integration with Passbook Pass Lesson Management System (in CakePHP)

We are very honoured to have Patrick Kosterman, co-Founder of Rock Kong, writing a special guest post for us this week. He has recently used the PassKit API to implement Lesson Passes for his students. He tells us what he set about to do and how he achieved this. We thoroughly recommend you read through […]

Finding your exact location for adding to a Passbook Pass

Some of our customers informed us that they are not able to get accurate location coordinates when using Google Maps; so even though they attach location(s) to their Passes, using the The PassKit Portal, the location based lock screen message doesn’t show up close enough to their shop or outlet. While Google Maps provide a […]

PassKit Passes compatible with non iOS6 Devices

When you issue Passbook Passes with Passkit, you can be sure that you reach all your customers, and not just iOS6 users.  And you don’t even have to worry about what devices your customers are carrying. Here’s how it works: You distribute the Pass URL to your customers and prospects by whatever channel you want. […]

Pass Promotion Network

Another innovation first from PassKit. The Pass Designer now includes the option to share your Pass via our Pass Promotion Network. Once you have designed your Passbook Pass and ready for distribution, simply select the ‘Share Pass URL’ check box and re-save the Pass template and the Pass URL will be automatically pushed to our […]

Subway takes the first bite at the Apple Passbook

Subway has partnered with PassKit to be the first company in Hong Kong to offer Passbook coupons, that fit conveniently in Apple’s iPhone wallet. With iPhone in hand, patrons simply visit http://pass.is/subway, or scan the QR code. Walking close to the participating Subway outlets will activate a subtle reminder. Swipe the pass from the lock […]

Add to Passbook button

Apple has now officially released the Add to Passbook button and for all Passes created using PassKit your users and customers will see this button. Apple hopes that this brings more familiarity and confidence using Passbook. We are very pleased to inform our customers that ALL customers creating a Passbook Pass using PassKit will automatically […]

How to push a Passbook update to the lock screen

We’ve just published the following video tutorial to help you push Passbook updates to the lockscreen. Open Safari on your iPhone (running iOS6) Visit http://PassK.it/ Navigate to Samples Select Retail Cards Select Starbucks Fill in the details (Card Nick Name, Card Registered Name) Keep the default Card Number or replace with your own Enter your […]

First use of PassKit Passes

Nick Murray, our Chief Architect, and his daughter go on an adventure; places where no man or girl have been before! They go to find out if Hong Kong International Airport and Thai Airways are ready for Apple’s Passbook.