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SoundCloud Announcing the SoundCloud Widget Javascript API

A lot of developers asked for it and now you can has it: programming level access to the SoundCloud Widget Player.

Via the new Widget API you can access functions like play and pause, show additional info about the currently playing track on your page or even hide our widget and create your own JavaScript based interface for it.

Check out this demo and some code examples. It only takes a few lines like:

soundcloud.addEventListener('onPlayerReady', function(player, data) {
  console.log("widget ready, let's play");

The Widget API also integrates nicely with the popular JavaScript frameworks jQuery and Prototype.

The source code is available at github together with the documentation.

We’re curious to hear what you think so please post feedback and feature requests in our Google group. You are also welcome to contribute to the project if you think there’s something missing.

David The Cloud Player

It started as a one-day-hack for Eric needing a playlist feature for a party. Then a couple of weeks back we decided to turn it into something a bit more real. And after a few weekends and some late nights in deep code mode we yesterday reached something we dare to call 1.0. We present to you, The Cloud Player:

The Cloud Player is a web-based music player that let’s you…

  • Find and play all tracks from SoundCloud
  • Save playlists to your Google Account
  • Make smart playlists based on genre, BPM, etc
  • Share your ready-made playlists with your friends
  • Collaborate in making the best playlists ever

It is built by me, Henrik, and Eric using Google App Engine, Python, jQuery, SoundManager 2, Crystal and of course the SoundCloud API. Do you want to contribute? Go ahead and fork from GitHub!

David TapeCloud! Keep them mashups coming

Update: TapeCloud has been taken down after a conversation with the founder of Muxtape. We hope to do a real SoundCloud integration with Muxtape instead soon enough.

The lastest addition to the list of apps built on the SoundCloud API is TapeCloud.

As you can see it’s heavily inspired by the excellent mixtape site Muxtape, and although they look very similar, the difference is major. On TapeCloud you can only add tracks from artists that has shared their music on SoundCloud and not upload own songs. So, basically it’s a very niched variant of Muxtape but might still be of some value for fans that like exploring music on SoundCloud and also for developers looking for examples of how to build audio/web-mashups.


All the code is open source and hosted it on Github so if you’re interested in checking out how it was done and maybe even make TapeCloud better, head over to the project and fork away!

Update: The name of the app changed from Luxtape to TapeCloud