We have now deployed a major update for our player application for Facebook. It has been three weeks of hard coding from Johan to get it ready and working for the new Facebook design and platform. We also added some features that we hope you’ll enjoy.
First of all we have made the interface a bit better and easier to understand. It’s not a complicated app but we really want everyone understand how to get their favorite tracks on profiles and pages. Want to read about how it works? Click on the help link next to the headline.
We also added full feed support. This means that every time you add a track, a story will end up in your network’s feed, perfect for taking your tracks on a viral spin. And If you should find a track you like on someone else’s feed, page or profile you can easily add it to yours by clicking the “Add this track to my profile”-button.
A minor update was also made on the SoundCloud side of things. The “Share on Facebook” button is now connected to the Player application so when you hit “Share” the track will be loaded into the application and added to your feed. This makes it much easier to share your favorites even outside of SoundCloud.
Last but not least, you can now also choose whether to show the track comments or not.
If you find any glitches or have any suggestions on how to make the application even better, head over to our page on Get Satisfaction. Happy Facebooking!
Here we are on christmas eve sitting and trying to relax, spend time with our families and not think about the Cloud and the cool stuff we’re working on at the moment. I’d like to take the opportunity here and paraphrase a website we deeply respect:
The SoundCloud team never sleeps, it only waits.
…for the site update which is due in the next few days!
Another week, another 100 users! Looks like we’re going to pass the 800 mark by the time you read this…The last 2 weeks have been quite crazy, with people from various parts of the world signing in (from the States to China) and also a heavy dose of some of the best house producers around (Franck Roger, Rocco, The Pasta Boys…)! We have to thank mostly our Italian friends at Degoba Records for kick-starting a whole snow-balling movement with the House scene’s involvement in SC. Grazie Mille!
Speaking of SoundCloud (what else?), we’re cooking up a lot of nice features for 2008: first of all is the universally-requested “Search user” function. Yes, it’s finally coming! Just hold on a few more weeks…
A lot of you have also asked for a possibility that would enable the user to change the order of the tracks appearing on his profile: our top-notch programmers are working on a new feature called “sets” which will enable users to group their tracks (like albums) and thus reordering tracks how they’d like to..
“Sets” will also allow you to group your favourite music from other artists in SoundCloud and let your friends know what you like at the moment. Kinda like a DJ set or like one of those old mixtapes you used to do in School for your classmates (“Henri’s Straight From Brooklyn Selection” or something)…
Anyway, more news coming up soon so in the meantime, keep sending your remarks, wishes, critics, ideas and tips to firstname.lastname@example.org!