Maps on iOS 6 certainly got a lot of flack, but Erica Ogg of Gigaom felt like the new Passbook feature was also rushed to production. Here’s Erica’s list of why she feels Passbook still has a ways to go:
Setting up Passbook involves many more steps than you would think.
Why is it necessary to download one app just to use another app?
The implementation of notifications is odd.
A notification appeared on my screen from United with my flight time. It stayed there all day, even to a certain point after the flight. It wasn’t clickable and nothing I did would make it go away.
What happened to the location-aware notification advertised?
The way Apple described it, when my iPhone 5′s GPS detected I was near the airport the pass would pop up on my screen so I wouldn’t have to go searching for it.
Using the app more than once breaks the experience.
The link to the App Store within Passbook? It completely disappeared. And there’s nothing that tells me how to find it.
Brightness doesn’t correspond to the setting for the whole phone.
Passbook passes still display with the brightness of a thousand suns (or so).
It doesn’t appear to be designed for the iPhone 5 screen.
Passbook appears on the iPhone 5 screen the way the apps whose developers have not yet modified their apps for the new 4-inch screen do.
Read Erica’s full article at Gigaom >>>
For Apple’s history of not releasing products until “they just work” it sure seems like they rushed iOS 6 and some of its hallmark features.