Major League Baseball (MLB) is increasing its reliance on Apple's Passbook application, according to a new report.
This year, 13 teams will allow customers to buy paperless tickets and redeem them through Apple's Passbook. The Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, and Chicago Cubs are among the new teams to support the application, according to GigaOm, which spoke with MLB officials on the move. Two more teams will be announced soon.
to Apple's electronic ticketing system last year with four teams. Out of the 1,500 e-ticket buyers, 12 percent chose to receive their tickets via Passbook.
Last year,at a San Francisco Giants game. He found that while the service wasn't totally paperless -- it printed out a receipt -- it did alert him to any changes that might arise during the game and deliver location-based features.
Passbook doesn't only work with MLB games. The app works with Starbucks purchases, movie tickets, and Amtrak tickets, among others.
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