Apple’s introduction of the innovative Pass Kit and the Passbook, in 2012, provided developers with an expansive new range of applications. This interesting technology, however, was incomplete, as there was no ability to read a barcode. This caused developers to use costly third-party solutions in order to implement a barcode scanner. Now, in 2013, Apple has updated this technology, providing developers with the ability to automatically generate machine readable barcodes that are scannable with an iOS devise. In this post we will closely examine these updated API’s.