It’s nice to see how smoothly the smart (micro)-blogging tool Posterous integrates with SoundCloud. If you’re on a SoundCloud track page (or any other page with SoundCloud tracks embedded for that matter) you can use the Posterous bookmarklet so post SoundCloud tracks on your blog in literally one click!
Here’s how it looks when you click the bookmarklet on a SoundCloud track page:
And then after clicking “Post” the track is immediately published on your blog:
Very slick, we like! Great for all you music bloggers out there!
We’ve just launched a small, but sometimes very useful feature on SoundCloud. It’s a new button on the edit-pages tracks that says “Replace this audio file”. Clicking it will bring up a file picker just like you would expect, so that you can upload a new version of a file you already uploaded. Very handy if you discover a glitch in the file you uploaded, or maybe you found that uncompressed version of a track you previously only uploaded in mp3 format.
The timed comments will stay at the same position as they did before, so keep this in mind and avoid uploading tracks with a different length. Replacing a track does not count as a file upload and won’t reduce your upload quota.
We’re really excited about the release of our brand new Cocoa/iPhone development kit, built by Ullrich and Gernot! This means you can really easily integrate SoundCloud in any Cocoa-based (iPhone 2.0+, Mac OS X 10.5+) application, complete with oAuth-based authentication, asynchronous requests and uploads with a progressbar. We have only begun to imagine what kind of cool audio sharing apps could be built using this little toolbox…
So if you’re an iPhone-hacker, don’t hesitate to download the source and start hacking!
We’ve also taken the opportunity to upgrade pretty much all of our API pages. We’ve moved all code and documentation over to Github, so it’s easier than ever to browse and fork it. Since long time there’s already a complete Python wrapper for our API, and now it’s been better documented as well.