PassAndroid Passbook viewer

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About this app

What is it?

This app is a viewer for passes - a pass could be a e.g. boarding-pass for your next flight, a coupon for a nice hot beverage on the destination, a movie ticket, a membership card - there are a lot of possibilities.
Basically it is a replacement for a piece of paper or plastic you would normally have to carry with you - so lets save some trees and reduce waste!
Also this app is Free-Software - Free not only as in "Free Beer" - but more as in Richard Stallmans Concept of Free and Open Software for a better World.

How does it work?

There are so called espass or pkpass files - you can open them with this app - e.g. when you receive them via email or get an Download-option. The most important content is the BarCode ( QR , AZTEC & PDF417which authorizes you most of the time - but it also has other interesting content like a description - often a time ( that you now can add to your calendar ) - often also locations ( to give you directions ) - just try It out!
The app is offline usable once you downloaded the pass!


I stumbled upon Passbook files when i received my ticket for the 29c3 - I liked the Idea - but there was no Android App which was working for me. I saw that the implementation is quite easy ( just a zip container with json and images ) - The first version was build very quick & was working for me ( got entry to 29C3 ) - In the following year I have not worked on this app much as I had no real use-cases but there where a lot of users downloading the app and I fixed processing of some passes that where send to me ( some passes contain really broken json .. )
One year later - just before the 30C3 - I came to work a bit on this app again - for 2 reasons:
- a friend of mine is very into this whole BTLE thing and location beacon / context aware thing could be interesting for Passbook - but nothing ready yet
- I got a mail from a Luis Torrecilla - a very nice designer who did a great redesign
This all was leading to PassAndroid - a completely new version - with a new look and new functions ( sorting and adding to calendar alongside pull to refresh a navigation drawer and contextual ActionBar menu )

Passes that work

Air Berlin
Air Canada
Air Europa
Aegean Airlines
Austrian Airlines (
Brussels Airlines
Czech Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Chaos Events (29c3 30c3 31c3 32c3 33c3 34c3)
Cineworld in Middlesborough UK
Cinecitta in Nuremberg
Emirates airlines
German Wings
Virgin Australia
Virgin Atlantic
cleartrip ( tested with IRCTC - Indian Railway )
Porter Airlines ( tested in North America )
TAM Airlines
Norwegian Airlines
LAN Peru
Saudi Arabian Airlines
entrada cine ( )
Empire Theatres Tickets
owl ticket Kinépolis

UCI Kinowelt
Kinepolis cinemas in Belgium
chaos communication congress
chaos communication camp
TAP (Portugal)

Theatre Aurora (Аврора) on Nevsky (на Невском)
Formula Kino Galeria (Формула кино Галерия)

these are only some I know of - please drop me an email or post into the community about the ones you know that work

More info about espass:

Source Code / Issues

both on github:


Updated on
Mar 5, 2020

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Ratings and reviews

12.4K reviews
Graham Gedge
August 29, 2023
This could be one of the better ones to add train tickets to but is totally annoying. Why isn't there an option to just delete tickets job done never to be seen again. Why do I have to swipe one way to put it in the trash then do something else to delete it. Then if I search phone for passes again it adds them. Always a frustrating experience.
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David Vasquez
October 10, 2021
Two small but critical issues: 1. When you open a pdf file with more than one page (two boarding passes for example) the app only shows the first one and therefore you end up having to use the pdf itself to board your second flight. 2. All icons of your passes are the same so you have to open all of them to know which one you want to delete or have to use. Fix these two things and I'd give it 5/5
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A Google user
October 10, 2019
Great app, it has many features that other apps like "wallet" lack. The files are easy to add to the app, also, it turns automatically to night theme and if the app is open you do not have to unlock your phone to see your ticket. The only problem with the app would be the asthetic, but that can be easily improved. Furthurmore i believe the ticket can sometimes lack information. But overall it's better than most apps.
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What's new

- Use latest libraries
- Only show tabs when more than one tab
- Multi-Line support for emptyview

Thanks to Simon Tenbeitel for the nice contributions!