Boxcar URI scheme allows you to open Boxcar and pass commands to the application. The scheme to open Boxcar is boxcar://

To go further that simply opening Boxcar, you can add parameters to trigger commands and instruct Boxcar to perform some tasks.

Here is a list of available commands:

Subscribe to RSS feed

Pre-requisite: v1.0.3

This command have readers subscribe to your RSS feed notifications simply by tapping a link.

Here is the format of the command. Replace FEEDURL by actual feed, escaping ? to %3F and & to %26 with percent encoding (if needed):

boxcar://feed/add?FEEDURL

Example:

When opening such a link from an iOS device with Boxcar install:

  1. The Boxcar app is launched
  2. The user is prompted to accept or reject the RSS feed subscription