Apple just dropped iOS 6 beta 2 firmware yesterday, a lot of developers were hoping they could test out Passbook. Just, right now the application is not functioning and it’s just a splash screen. Now with few steps by creating pseudo-passes, you can see play around with Passbook and see what it’s capable of. Very cool!
These are passes that aren’t real and are generated to just allow you to play around with the functions of Passbook and see how it works. Since they aren’t real, you probably won’t be able to redeem the airplane ticket for a free flight or redeem your coffee coupon for a cheaper cup of coffee. Sorry!
To generate these pseudo-passes, you need to visit www.passsource.com on your iOS 6 Beta device through Mobile Safari. When you do, you will find the Web site below:
Tap on “individuals,” then tap on a pass you want and scroll all the way down and tap “create.” When you do this, you will be able to add that pseudo-pass to your Passbook application to play with it later. It’s best if you make about 3 pseudo-passes so you can enjoy every animation in Passbook. When you do so, you should be acquainted with the interfaces below:
From this interface, you can see all of your Passbook pseudo-passes and flip around through them. You can view each one individually, and tap on the “I” button at the bottom of the pass to adjust their settings. Real passes can be viewed on the lock screen and you can have notifications for the passes when they are ready to be used. Since these are pseudo-passes, they will not appear on the lock screen and show you notifications when they are ready to be used since they cannot be used.
You can have fun with all the great animations, see what Passbook passes will look like, and even delete them when you’re finished playing around with the pseudo-passes. When you delete a Passbook pass, a cool shredding animation will take place where the pass you delete is shredded:
Currently the Web site is in its alpha stages and it has its up and down times, but it's a cool concept to play around with so you can get used to how the new application works. Pretty cool huh?