Ever since Passbook was announced for iOS back in June of 2012, there has been plenty of folks asking in the CrackBerry forums whether or not such a thing would come to BlackBerry. If you're not familiar with Passbook on iOS, it's essentially an app that is designed to serve as a one-stop repository for all the tickets, coupons, gift cards, and other vouchers provided by third-party applications. Overall, it's a pretty neat thing to have implemented though admittedly, I've not used it much on iOS to say whether or not it's something I would personally use on a BlackBerry smartphone.
Poking around the BlackBerry 10.2 OS leak a little bit further, it's starting to look as though BlackBerry may be working on their own app to offer a Passbook like experience on BlackBerry 10. Files for an app called 'Cardholder' have been spotted in the OS and when you take a closer look at the information it's using examples like an Air Canada Boarding Pass for integration. Coincidentally enough, something Alec Saunders was recent spotted mentioning.
Even the icon for the app itself lends some plausible credit to what the app may end up being. With it all coming from an OS leak though, it's hard to say if there is anything really concrete there. Maybe BlackBerry is just testing some things out but then again, maybe it's something we'll see plenty of more of in the near future, maybe even some integration with BBM Money? That's not a far stretch of the imagination and really, Passbook has sort of taken off for a quite a few places.
Considering this has been a topic of conversation for a while in the CrackBerry Forums now and with my experience with Passbook having been really next to none, I have to wonder. Do you all, as BlackBerry smartphone consumers hope to see BlackBerry come up with their own integration solution for Passbook? There has been a few apps in the past the offered integration on BlackBerry, Android has apps that support it and even Windows Phone 8 has support for the .pkpass files used for Passbook. If it were available for BlackBerry 10, would you all use it? Sound off in the comments and let us know in the poll.