AmEx and Starbucks to have Passbook integration soon
The iOS 6 has a lot of great software that comes with it. Amongst them is the Passbook application that allows the user to save their mobile-tickets in the case of need. Passbook already comes with a lot of high-profile partners already. This includes big names such as Fandango, Lufthansa, Ticketmaster and a few others. However, two more will soon come before the end of September and we are talking about both AmEx and Starbucks.
While Starbucks might still take some time before it is fully supported, Am Ex had already planned its integration to be available on 22nd September which was yesterday. Through Passbook, users of the credit card can get notifications on new transactions that have been done, check the current balance as well as redeeming rewards points as well. The location of the smartphone can be tracked so that the company can verify the charges made to the user’s card as well.
Starbucks on the other hand will soon update their Starbucks Card so that it can be used with Passbook. It is expected for the user to be able to pay for their cup of coffee through the iPhone although the lack of NFC would mean that there will have to be some other method of paying instead.