Getting Started with Passes

About

Reach is the world’s first multi-platform mobile wallet solution. Use Reach to create Apple Wallet or Google Pay passes — digital cards stored in the native digital wallet on a smartphone.

Passes are distributed via URL:

  1. The URL points to the pass.
  2. When an end user opens the URL, they can view and install the pass.

After you design a pass template, you then generate the template's pass URLs, using these methods:

API

Dashboard

And after you generate the URLs, you can then distribute the passes via the method of your choosing.

Start Using Reach

  1. Sign up, and optionally set up your certificate.
  2. Create a new project and template.
  3. Design the template's appearance.
  4. Send yourself a test pass.
  5. Generate the template's pass URLs.

Registration and Login

  1. Sign up for a new account on go.urbanairship.com/accounts/register/reach/.

  2. Check your email for a verification message.

  3. Log in to the Urban Airship dashboard.

Now you can start creating passes! Follow the steps in the Project and Template Tutorial.

Certificate Setup

After creating your Reach account, you may create projects and templates, but you will not be able to generate passes until you set up Apple Wallet and/or Google Pay certificates.

Apple Wallet

  1. Complete the steps in the Urban Airship Support article How to make an Apple Pass Type Certificate. You will use the certificate and its password in the next step.

  2. Complete the steps in Manage Certificates: Apple Wallet: Add a New Certificate.
Note

Uploading your Apple Pass Type Certificate will automatically upgrade your Reach account to a Free Trial.

Google Pay

Note

Google Pay integration is initiated by Urban Airship. Please contact us to make your request.

Free Trial

Free trials of Reach are available for iOS apps, with the following stipulations:

  • Create up to 100 passes.
  • Passes expire in 7 days.

Complete these steps to see Reach in action:

  1. Register for an account, verify your email address, and log in.

  2. Set up your Apple Pass Type certificate.

  3. Follow the Project and Template Tutorial and Template Design Tutorial to create your first project and design a pass. Make sure to choose Apple Wallet as your template type.

  4. Send yourself a Test Pass.
Tutorials