• Boxcar Raises $150K, Preps Push Notifications Service For Developers

    Boxcar Raises $150K, Preps Push Notifications Service For Developers

    Real-time push notification service Boxcar, currently available on both iOS and Mac OS X, has just closed on a $150,000 seed round with Kima Ventures, bringing its total raise to date to $211,000. The additional funding will be used to grow the company’s consumer-facing services, expand to other platforms (Android in 2 months! Windows Phone!) and will aid in the company’s… Read More

  • Boxcar Pushes Its Way Onto The Mac

    My love of Boxcar should be pretty clear at this point. Because I’m an information junkie, it’s probably the app I use the most on my iPhone/iPad besides Safari. And earlier this year, they brought the notification goodness to the web as well. Now they’re taking the next step: native Mac support. Yes, Boxcar is here for the Mac. The app resides in your toolbar and when… Read More

  • Dear Apple, Please Copy This Notification System For The iPhone Immediately

    Dear Apple, Please Copy This Notification System For The iPhone Immediately

    As you’re aware, I tend to take Apple’s side on almost all matters iPhone versus Android. Having tried over a dozen Android devices ranging from the G1 to the Nexus S, I simply still prefer iOS. And it’s not really close. But there is one argument I absolutely cannot make on Apple’s side: the notification system. On Android devices, it’s good. On the iPhone… Read More

  • Boxcar Pushes Towards The Future With Realtime Notifications On The Web

    I love Boxcar. In a world where the iOS Push Notification system is pretty much a nightmare, it allows me to sleep easy. We’ve written about it a number of times before, but essentially, it’s an app that allows you to get Push Notifications for a wide range of services — and more importantly, it allows you to organize those messages in a manageable manner. And now their… Read More

  • Boxcar 4.0 Pushes iPhone Notifications To The Next Level

    Boxcar 4.0 Pushes iPhone Notifications To The Next Level

    People say that I never say anything bad about the iPhone. Here’s something: its notification system is awful. In particular, I’m talking about the way notifications are managed. They aren’t. Any Push Notification that comes in overrides another one. Apps can get badged with updates, but you’ll have no idea what’s new. That’s why Boxcar is a vital… Read More

  • Boxcar Brings Push Notification Management To The iPad — And Goes Completely Free

    As a Push Notification addict, Boxcar for the iPhone is one of my must-have apps. Apple simply doesn’t have a good way to corral notifications in the iPhone OS, so this third-party management system is needed. Obviously, the same is true with the iPad. And now it’s here with version 3.0. Boxcar for the iPad brings all the previous iPhone goodness, and then some. First of all… Read More

  • Boxcar Opens Up Its iPhone Push Notifications. And Soon, You Can Monetize Them

    Push Notifications on the iPhone are great, but they can be impossible to manage. That’s why Boxcar, a Push Notification management app, is brilliant, and has long been one of my favorite apps. Unfortunately, as great as it is, like Apple itself, it is also a closed system. But now, it’s opening up. What I mean by closed system is that Boxcar only serves up notifications for a… Read More

  • Facebook 3.1 With Notifications Should Soon Highlight The iPhone Push Problem

    Sometime soon, Facebook 3.03 for the iPhone will be available in the App Store. It should be a small update with some bug fixes. The bigger news is what will be coming soon after it: Facebook 3.1 for the iPhone, complete with Push Notifications. While we’ve long suspected that this would be a feature in the next major iteration, developer Joe Hewitt confirmed it tonight on Twitter. And… Read More

  • The In-App Purchase Shakeup Begins: Boxcar Goes Free!

    Boxcar is easily my favorite Push Notification app on the iPhone. It’s 1.0 version was great, and it’s recently approved 2.0 version is even better. Unfortunately, some users complained because it was $2.99 to buy, but used Apple in-app purchasing system to extend its features, charging $0.99 for additional ones. So developer Jonathan George is trying something new. Following… Read More

  • The Top Ten Twitter Apps On The iPhone Among Early Adopters

    What are the top Twitter apps on the iPhone? It’s hard to say because the iTunes store doesn’t have a Twitter category (Twitter apps are lumped in under “Social Networking). But AppsFire, the iPhone app sharing service, might have an answer—at least for the early adopter crowd who tend to use AppsFire (i.e. people like you, dear reader). AppsFire looks at apps… Read More

  • Boxcar 2.0 Is A Must-Have For the iPhone. It's The Best Push Notification App Yet.

    A few days ago, I wrote about the frustration over the delay in approving the new Facebook app for the iPhone. That should launch any day now, and it’s a good thing because as soon as it does, the anticipation can start for another must-have app: Boxcar 2.0. For those unfamiliar with Boxcar, you’ve been missing out. I’ve been using the original version since it launched as… Read More