Since launching the first version SoundCloud Mobile back in March of this year, the response has been overwhelming. We’ve been observing that more and more of you are accessing SoundCloud on your smartphones – the number of visits almost tripled in the last 3 months. Although you could previously play tracks and sets, search SoundCloud and explore genres and groups, there was still one important piece missing – you were not able to log in or sign up to SoundCloud on the mobile pages, you had to go to the main site.Today, that’s changing with a massive new iteration of SoundCloud Mobile: you are now able to access your SoundCloud account from a phone, bringing you closer to the experience you’re used to from the main site.
Here’s a run-down of the new features:
Follow/unfollow other members of the Community
Browse profiles and save to favorites
Receive recommendations for people to follow: your Facebook friends and suggested people
Access your Dashboard feed
Seamless playback while browsing
What do you think? We think that’s pretty cool. As always, give us your feedback in the comments below and help spreading the word about SoundCloud Mobile via Twitter.
For those of you who are interested in learning about the technology behind SoundCloud Mobile head over to our Backstage blog for a fresh new post by our developers.
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.
With the new update of the iPhone app, we’re coming one step closer to the full SoundCloud experience on your mobile. Most importantly, the app is now available for free for all users. If you can’t wait to get it, jump right into the iTunes App Store.
As mentioned in today’s update, the iPhone app now also supports the Record feature and will allow you to capture and share any type of sound while you’re on the move. So no matter if it’s the first chords of an acoustic demo version of a new song, a voice memo, interview or a new joke for your next stand-up session, the SoundCloud iPhone app will let you record and share your sounds in just a moment.
Here’s a run-down of the new features:
Record: capture your sounds on-the-go and share them directly to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace (only iPhone 3Gs and 4 since the app relies on the AAC hardware encoder)
Browse and search user profiles
Share any public track to Facebook & Twitter
Watch the new iPhone app in action:
Other features included:
Browse and listen to the tracks sent to you and your DropBox
Favorite other people’s tracks
Post and read other people’s comments
Enjoy the stunning artwork while playing tracks
Seek inside the waveform and leave comments in the horizontal player
Send tracks via email from your local address book
Listen to your favorites on the go
Background playback (on iOS4)
Switch between multiple accounts (Revoke access in the general iPhone settings)
For some screenshots of the latest version, click-through this slide show:
Background playback is only possible with iOS4
Please note that you will need a SoundCloud account to use the app. Sign up for free on http://soundcloud.com
Looking for more mobile, desktop and web apps? Have a look at our App Gallery and let us know what you think about the app in the comments. Happy recording!
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