One of the most useful — and misunderstood — features in the iPhone is called Passbook. Apple created Passbook as an application for the iPhone to keep all of your tickets, coupons, membership cards, gift cards, and loyalty cards in one place. Apple Passbook is a perfect example of the benefits and power of the non-payment side of mobile wallets.
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While Apple's 'Passbook App' comes pre-installed on all iPhones and tablets, SUMOTEXT can help you distribute these Passes to any device. We support other mobile wallets that read PKPass files on Android, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry.
For non-iOS consumers who don't want to install their Passes into a wallet, we provide links inside SMS to display each customer's unique Passes in HTML5 for reference anytime via a link inside an SMS message. When your passes get updated, so do all of your wallet installs - and your customer's custom HTML5 links!
Our Passbook Builder creates branded Passes with unique barcodes (QR, Aztec, PDF417) on each Pass for POS validation and redemption.
Our elegant interface allows you to choose from standard template types (Coupon Pass, Store Card Pass, Boarding Pass, Ticket Pass, Generic Pass) - then and drag and drop images, text, and colors to create rich, branded experiences.
Once your templates are created and saved, Passbook passes can be dropped into any SMS or MMS message flows via the SUMOTEXT campaign management tool for use with any short code or StarStar number campaign.
Your customer simply clicks on the pass to load it into their wallet where they can tap to open the pass they want to use. The barcode (QR, Aztec, PDF417) on the pass file is scanned by the merchant, and just like that, they've checked in for a flight, earned loyalty points, or redeemed a coupon!