Yeah, we’ve heard you – you’ve been patiently waiting for this one. It was a challenge for us to keep this a secret for a few months and that makes it even more exciting to be finally announcing the release of the official SoundCloud app for Android.
One quick note before we start: we wanted to release the app in time for the holidays and we’ll continue the development of the app so if you’re comparing the features to the ones available on the iPhone version and missing something, don’t worry, new updates will happen rapidly.
The official SoundCloud Android app lets you easily access, browse and listen to the sounds shared to you while you’re on the road and away from your computer. The app also includes recording functionality that lets you capture any sound around you and instantly save it in the ‘Cloud. Stay tuned, plenty more to come too.
Record: capture and share your sounds on the go, wherever you are
Browse, listen to and favorite sounds shared with you exclusively and on your Dashboard
Visualize your sounds with the SoundCloud waveform and use it to seek inside a track
Find and follow any SoundCloud user within the app
The next update will include sharing to Facebook & Twitter and also the ability to comment.
To get the app, scan the QR code at the bottom of this post with your Android phone, or open the Android Market Place on your phone, search for “SoundCloud” and download the app for free. Below are some some screenshots of how it looks:
And the QR code for the app:
For the free iPhone version of the app, click here and browse our App Gallery for more mobile, desktop and web apps.
We just rolled out an update to the sharing flow that will make sharing your tracks easier and smoother than before. See what’s new below!
The Public Sharing Note
First things first, the sharing note for public tracks is now on the upload page so you can add your note while the track uploads and transcodes. You can choose which social networks will get this update by checking the connected networks underneath the note (see how to connect your networks here). Your sharing note will appear on your follower’s Dashboards and will be pushed to your connected, chosen networks. Keep in mind, this note will overwrite the current default message in your connections.
The Private Sharing Note & Access Overlay
We are introducing the private access overlay, which allows sharing to be done directly from the player. When you click the ‘Share’ button on a private track, you can now edit the privacy settings! Additionally, you can also access these settings by clicking the privacy indicator on the right side of the player.
In your track’s privacy settings, you can add or remove users and write a personal note to the ones you are sharing the track with.
There you go — nice and simple! We hope everyone enjoys the new sharing flow! If you have any feedback, let us know in the comments.
To end a fantastic year in style, our Product & Design team just gave some of the pages on SoundCloud a nice little facelift. Have a peek below and don’t forget to click-through to the individual pages to see them in detail.
New Tour pages:
With the new tour pages, we’re putting the spotlight onto some of the most popular features, the people (that’s you!) using them and the endless possibilities provided by connecting web, mobile and desktop apps with your SoundCloud account.
You’ll notice the navigation tabs on the top of the page: The Player, The Community, The Web and The Apps so click around to discover more. I’m really excited about how they turned out to be, beautiful.
Below the features in each category, we’ve also selected a few featured apps and users including a short introduction and some nice quotes by our fantastic users.
New Home page:
If haven’t seen it yet – log out from your account and discover our refreshed home page: