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  • Another Credit Card Giant 'Discovers' Apple's Passbook


    With such heavyweights as Starbucks, Walgreen's, Target, and even fellow credit card juggernaut American Express already on board, another prominent brand in the realm of consumer finance is stepping up and integrating with Apple's red-hot Passbook.

    This week, Discover Card got on board the iOS Passbook bandwagon with an update to Discover Mobile version 4.10. The Discover for iPhone app now delivers full Passbook support and is billed as a way for card holders to save, store, and easily retrieve redeemed cashback bonuses.

    Your Discover app now includes Apple Passbook integration for partner eCertificates! Redeem your Cashback Bonus for a partner eCertificate and save it to Passbook! (Available for users on iOS 6 or greater)
    Even though Passbook hasn't even been in the public domain for a full three months yet, the rate at which major brands and their services, mobile platforms, and iOS apps are integrating with Passbook has been utterly astounding.

    As MMi just reported just this past Tuesday, even RE/MAX Regional Services began offering digital business cards to its 4,500 real estate brokers and agents across five states.

    Chances are, Passbook is just getting warmed up.

    Source: Discover
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Another Credit Card Giant 'Discovers' Apple's Passbook started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. Colwood's Avatar
      Colwood -
      Never going to use this trash
    1. Smeggy1234's Avatar
      Smeggy1234 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colwood View Post
      Never going to use this trash
      Good for you, in your eyes it's trash...Mod Edit: removed
    1. Colwood's Avatar
      Colwood -
      Quote Originally Posted by Smeggy1234 View Post
      Good for you, in your eyes it's trash...prob because your a complete twonk
      Your probably at Starbucks maxing out your American Express right now . Mod Edit: removed
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Only a matter of time before apple comes out with a official credit card.
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      People can call it what they want but I use it and always amazes people Bank of America should get on top of this though!
    1. Smeggy1234's Avatar
      Smeggy1234 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colwood View Post
      Your probably at Starbucks maxing out your American Express right now .
      No actually I'm not, I don't use credit cards and I hate Starbucks coffee. Mod Edit: removed
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colwood View Post
      Never going to use this trash
      Thanks for sharing!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Personal attacks or name calling is against the rules. Please stick to the news topic and refrain from attacking other members.
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Personal attacks or name calling is against the rules. Please stick to the news topic and refrain from attacking other members.
      Thanks, Cer0.

      I don't use passbook - I don't even see the need for it! Every organization who's on it has an easy to purchase things through their app or web app already. So... What's the point?
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ohthatguyagain View Post
      Thanks, Cer0.

      I don't use passbook - I don't even see the need for it! Every organization who's on it has an easy to purchase things through their app or web app already. So... What's the point?
      Unless the airline I'm taking in Feb gets it or a theater around me does then I am not planning on using it. If a movie theater gets it around here then I may actually use it.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      That's pretty cool. Now all i need is Best Buy & American Eagle Among OTHER retailers that can be used to scan.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Yup waiting for the airline I use all of the time and my credit card and movies as well. I think I will really enjoy it when more companies get on board!
    1. transam7816's Avatar
      transam7816 -
      I use the amex passbook. It's useful because I get a notification each time a purchase is made with my card. I can also see my recent transactions.

      Don't know if discover will implement the same features though.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Here in the UK there is bugger all that uses passbook, starbucks does but I think I've only ever been to a Starbucks about twice in my life. I've never used the other passbook enabled companies in the UK.
      It could be a great idea if it takes off or it could die a death. If more companies get on board it could be great.
    1. lou rob's Avatar
      lou rob -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Here in the UK there is bugger all that uses passbook, starbucks does but I think I've only ever been to a Starbucks about twice in my life. I've never used the other passbook enabled companies in the UK.
      It could be a great idea if it takes off or it could die a death. If more companies get on board it could be great.
      I'll second that. It's very slow at kicking off here in the U.K.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by Smeggy1234 View Post
      No actually I'm not, I don't use credit cards and I hate Starbucks coffee. Mod Edit: removed
      Unfortunately, your position is in the minority. Unless the anti-CC/cash-only/small local bank/co-op movement picks up steam, you and others like you will be shuffled off to the margins and you'll have a heckuva time operating in the mainstream.