Some early adopters of the iOS 6 beta have complained that the vaunted Passbook app leaves a bit to be desired right now. Like any application that requires content, Passbook is nothing but a splash screen without passes that have been created by companies. Never fear — some developers have now come up with a way of creating your own test passes so you can give Passbook a try.
The guys over at iPhone Hacks have published a post talking about the PassSource website, a location where you can roll your own test passes. If you are running the current beta of iOS 6, point your browser to passsource.com where you’ll be greeted by a list of faux passes (my favorite is the boarding pass for Oceanic Airlines) that you can customize and then open in Passbook.
PassSource was created in order to get businesses to start thinking about how they’ll use the technology, without waiting for Apple’s Pass Kit APIs to ship. With iOS 6 expected in the Fall, we’re hoping that businesses jump on the bus and get their passes ready to replace the plethora of cards and tickets we now use.