10th of September 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Twitter service

We improved link resolution in tweets and now display the domain of target links instead of t.co shortener URL.

1st of August 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Twitter service

We added the ability to open for a notification in Notification Center:

  • Tweetcaster / Tweetcaster Pro
  • Hootsuite
  • UberSocial / UberSocial Pro

29th of July 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Boxcar API improvements

  • Icon URL: You can customize Boxcar inbox icon.
  • Link for API notifications: You can now let user open a link directly from iOS notification center.

Read updated documentation: API to send notification to a Boxcar account

25th of July 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Multiple forward address and sound options for emails

You can now have different forward email addresses for different sounds: Boxcar 2 now offers 29 email aliases with different notification sounds

23rd of June 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Better support for Google Voice

We now reformat Google Voice emails. Opening the notification opens Google Voice in Safari.

17th of June 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Performance improvements

We have deployed a new, better performing platform. You should see better response time.

30th of May 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

API

  • Add a parameter to customize source name. Passing a "notification[source_name]" parameter allows you to replace the "Custom notification" text for custom notifications in the inbox.

21th of May 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

RSS

  • Improvement on the processing of feeds in non-UTF8 encoding.
  • Fixed an issue with Facebook feed compliance.

20th of May 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

RSS

  • During the past few weeks we improved delivery speed of RSS feeds. Please, let us know how it now works for you !

11th of April 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Twitter

  • We improved detection of notification stream stuck on Twitter side. We hope it will limit the issue receiving notification during the past days.

4th of April 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

IFTTT Support

  • Improved encoding handling.

23nd of march 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Twitter support

  • We now use deep links with TweetBot 3 when opening a Twitter notification, if you have set TweetBot as your Twitter client in Boxcar 2 settings.

22nd of march 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

IFTTT Support

  • Fixed an issue where user that are logged in could not validate their IFTTT registration.

RSS Support

  • More tolerant parsing for RSS reporting incorrect encoding.

21st of february 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Notification API

  • Improved error report on API calls: We now report improper UTF-8 encoding errors and incorrect or missing 'notification' key in parameters.

9th of february 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

RSS

  • Better RSS icon detection: We improved our RSS parsing algorithm to improve the detection of the image representing the feed.

Notification processing

  • We improved notification processing to handle more various type of email encodings.

We hope this helps. Please contact us to report issues or confirm improvements :)

28th of january 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

RSS

  • We now cache the latest notification for a feed to be able to resend it immediately to new subscribers. It should reduce the frustration of having to wait for the first notification before seeing that the subscription has been taken into account.
  • Better handling of RSS feeds with broken ids and links. You should now receive notifications for those feeds (Thanks to @TokiCarlo).

Twitter

  • We made sure we always take into account favorite and follower notification settings (Thanks to @AlexisVautier).
 

18th of january 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Twitter

  • Latency / speed improvement: We improved the speed at which you will receive your tweets. It seems to work well, but in case you notice something suspicious, please, contact support.

10th of january 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Mail Service:

  • Improvement of mail handling with specific format (encoding and/or HTML format). We focused on emails with Japanese encoding, as Boxcar is popular in Japan. If you feel that some of your mail are not handled properly (missing or rendering problem), please contact support.

RSS Service:

  • Improved handling of some RSS feeds that were failing.

5th of january 2014

Latest changes on the platform:

Mail service:

  • Emails coming from list are now push as default. We wanted to help with push overload by avoiding pushing email coming from mailing list as default. Some users did not expect that behaviour. Still missing some email push ?
  • Workarounds for badly formatted emails. We made a few fixes allowing previously rejected emails to be parsed. This is a work in progress and we will be constantly improving the mail engine.
  • More tolerant email parsing. We were rejecting mails if they did not comply with strict emails header rules. We relaxed some of the rules.
If you still think you are missing some mail, please use support contact form. Do not forget to give us your Boxcar email address and we will investigate your specific case. Thanks !

RSS service:

  • Disable alert: Fix cases where disable alert setting for an RSS source was not properly applied.