Eric The SoundCloud Ruby Gem – Perfect for integration with Ruby/Rails-based applications

Johannes Wagener, our new super-skilled backend developer has just created a fully functional ruby gem for SoundCloud. So if you’re building any kind of Ruby-based application it just got a whole lot easier to add an integration with SoundCloud. With a few lines of code you can do stuff like:

  • Add an Export-to-SoundCloud feature to move audio from your application to SoundCloud. This can be added for any web- or desktop based app, like e.g. on FiRe. This feature is great for, say, audio editors or music creation software–web or desktop-based.
  • Move audio tracks along with their metadata–including private tracks and sets–from SoundCloud to your application, like e.g. Digital-Tunes is already doing. This is great if you are, say, a download shop and want to add the ability for labels and artists to upload directly to you.
  • Log in to your application using SoundCloud (using our oAuth-based authentication), like on SoundCloud Upload Front. Leverage the almost 150 000 strong community of artists and labels using SoundCloud for your own application.
  • And much, much more…

soundcloudfrontThere is a cool open-source demo application showing off the SoundCloud Ruby Gem called SoundCloud Upload Front that is hosted for free on Heroku. It let’s you login using your SoundCloud account and upload tracks to SoundCloud from any public URL on the web.

We’re really excited to see what you will build with this! And please do let us know if you have questions, api@soundcloud.com.

  • Facebook User

    What about a firefox extension or GM script in the next dev. ?
    Keep up the good works,
    A+

  • http://eric.wahlforss.com ericw

    This could be interesting. What exactly would you need in the firefox extension? And since the API is open nothing is preventing you from hacking it up yourself… ;-)

  • Facebook User

    What about a firefox extension or GM script in the next dev. ?
    Keep up the good works,
    A+

  • http://eric.wahlforss.com ericw

    This could be interesting. What exactly would you need in the firefox extension? And since the API is open nothing is preventing you from hacking it up yourself… ;-)

  • caeious

    Very exciting. It might be interesting to add the option for users to be able to export tracks to multiple Soundcloud accounts that they might own. I can think of plenty of apps that could use the Export to Soundcloud feature. Moving tracks with their meta-data in tact is great. Love it. I can see this being adopted by labels and digital distributors of music. They all just have to be contacted and open to it.

  • Guest

    Very exciting. It might be interesting to add the option for users to be able to export tracks to multiple Soundcloud accounts that they might own. I can think of plenty of apps that could use the Export to Soundcloud feature. Moving tracks with their meta-data in tact is great. Love it. I can see this being adopted by labels and digital distributors of music. They all just have to be contacted and open to it.

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