Introducing SoundCloud Labs

Introducing SoundCloud Labs

Our developers love coding. Not only do they love adding fresh new and improved code to the mothership but they also love coding on experimental projects after-hours and during Music Hack Days (San Francisco and Berlin coming up, by the way!)

Turns out that some of these projects and apps really add value to the core experience on SoundCloud so we thought why not to make these projects available to everyone. So here it is, SoundCloud Labs:

SoundCloud Labs is a dedicated site showcasing some of the experimental and cutting-edge projects our own developers built on top of the SoundCloud API. The first batch of Labs features include:

Social Unlock – allows you to create a create a customised page to promote and stream your new sounds and enable fans to share it on their social networks to unlock the download

Importer lets you easily import tracks to SoundCloud from a URL, via E-Mail or phone it in to a private line

Google Apps Gmail Plugin shows SoundCloud waveform players for track links in emails (for Google Apps accounts only)

Takes Questions lets your friends and followers ask you any question and share your answers with the world. TakesQuestions is simple, personalized audio Q&A

Give it a spin, follow @SoundCloudLabs on Twitter and let us know what you think in the comments. Don’t forget that while we’ll try to support these features as much as we can, they will remain experimental for now. And if you’re a developer yourself, stop by our developer site for the full intel on how to connect your app with SoundCloud.

There’s more over at The Next Web and Music Week.

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