What’s New

Velocity URL Scheme

Our new speed reading app, Velocity, has a couple of awesome features for advanced users that we’ll highlight over the coming days. One of them is the app’s URL scheme. A URL scheme is a way to launch and perform actions in an app simply by typing in a URL or clicking a link in a browser. It’s also how apps on your device communicate with one another. If you’re interested in playing with it, you can already use the URL scheme from Launch Center Pro.

If you’re a developer, we’d love it if you added “Read in Velocity” support in your app, and we’d be happy to help make that easier. Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions, comments, or complaints. And feel free to let us know if you would like us to add more features to the URL scheme.

Here’s how the URL scheme for Velocity works:

General

Reading

These URLs will immediately read the text or the content of the URL provided.

Saving

These URLs will save the text or the content of the URL provided for later reading. They will be saved into the user’s local source (e.g. iPhone).

Editing

These URLs will save the text or the content of the URL provided for later reading and then allow the user to immediately edit the text. They will be saved into the user’s local source (e.g. iPhone).

If you’re a developer, we look forward to seeing some of the awesome stuff you make with our URL scheme. If not, is there an app you’d like to see Velocity support?

Matthew Bischoff

Matthew Bischoff

Matthew Bischoff is a partner at Lickability. They enjoy stirring things up. 🍸