We made it !
We have promised to deliver a new Boxcar for iOS 7, with a revamped server by the end of 2013 and we have made it real
As some of you already noticed, we quietly launched a Boxcar 2 version in Apple App Store.
This is a first step and just the beginning. As the most passionate users noticed, we have a vision and we laid the foundations so that we can now work in incrementally improving the application.
We do not want to over-promise, but we are showing every day our commitment and how serious we are to make Boxcar the ultimate push notifications inbox. We want you to have all the content that matter to you in one place, push in realtime and we want to help you manage the information overload by increasing relevance.
The Boxcar 2 application that has been released in the store is not the app we have in mind. It is far from perfect, but it is already doing what it does better than the previous one. It is just a first little step toward our vision.
So, what’s next ? Trust us !
The most critical part of our vision is to regain the trust of the Boxcar community. We learned in the process of building this new Boxcar app that its users are amazing. They truly loved Boxcar and felt let down when it collapsed.
We have achieved the first step demonstrating our commitment, but we need your help for the next steps. We need your feedback. In return we will deliver anything that can help you live a better life with your mobile in a way that fit our long term vision.
As an example, it is important to build a service architecture that scale, both in term of performance, but also in term of discoverability. It does not make sense to simply put a list of services in the app like before and we think we have a better way. Trust us.
Boxcar community, we need your help !
So, you want to believe in us ?
Great, there is plenty you can do to help. Here are some ideas:
- We have a feedback site for the Boxcar community: http://boxcar.uservoice.com. Join it and share your feedback. Tell us what services are important to you and what is good and wrong in the new app. We are listening and promise it is not a loss or your time.
- You love the new app and believe in our vision ? Take the time to rate Boxcar 2 and leave constructive comments.
- Spread the word and the vision on Twitter. Follow @boxcar and tell other users what Boxcar is about.
We are lucky to have one of the greatest users community on earth. 2014 is a new start for Boxcar. Let’s make it the best year ever for that lovely tool. Our commitment is to make your mobile life easier, together.
— Mickaël Rémond