09 April 2013

Passbook boarding pass

You're flying with one of the big companies, like Lufthansa. You've just checked-in using your smartphone - 'cause, why not?. You get the relevant email when you notice this:
Hmmm. Add this boarding pass to Passbook. Sure, why not?
It looks like this in Passbook:

Notice the small details. Passbook automatically increases the brightness to the maximum, and disables the automatic screen lock. You don't need the Lufthansa app, just tap on the link in the e-mail.
The other small detail. The boarding pass can show up as a notification according to time and geolocation.

For instance, I was flying with Lufthansa from Heathrow to Frankfurt. The boarding pass showed up when I was in Heathrow airport, a couple of hours before my flight. Handy!
Come on other companies! This is actually useful! I guess there is a way to add whatever you want in Passbook, so, I'm expecting Tripit or someone to start a wrapper service for adding things to Passbook.

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