ExtensionFM Now Detects SoundCloud Tracks
Did a browser plugin/add-on ever make you switch your browser of choice? Well, for me one did and it’s ExtensionFM, build by Dan Kantor and Charles Smith, based out of NYC.
ExtensionFM is a Google Chrome extension letting your browser become a personal listening station, powered by your favorite music websites.
Since last night, ExtensionFM now also detects SoundCloud tracks.
Users of 1st Video, ShowCase or VC Audio Pro can now record and edit sound on an iPhone or iPod Touch and upload content to SoundCloud in one step
Introducing ‘Connect with SoundCloud’ - connect any site or app with the Cloud
We want to make it really easy for users to connect third-party apps and services with their accounts on SoundCloud.
That’s why we’re introducing ‘Connect with SoundCloud’ today. It’s built on OAuth giving you the main benefit that you don’t have to store your SoundCloud login credentials in any third-party app or service.
We have identified two main use cases:
- Export to SoundCloud: upload tracks to SoundCloud from a third-party application. Case study: FiRe Field Recorder
- Import from SoundCloud: transfer tracks from SoundCloud account to a third-party service. Case study: Abbey Road Online Mastering
To check out the authorization flow and to get started integrating ‘Connect with SoundCloud’ to your app or service, see our detailed blog post.
Another week, another blogging service integrated to the Sharing option on SoundCloud. This week’s guest: Blogger.com. Here’s your step-by-step guide to show you how easy it is to share your favorite tracks, sets and group sets to your blog hosted on Blogger.com. Let’s start by looking at the Share options where you’ll see the Blogger logo:
Now when you click it, we’ll ask you to authorize SoundCloud to connect with your Blogger account (you can always change the authorization settings in your Blogger/Google account):
By clicking Go to Authorization, you’ll be redirected to the Google page (shown below) where you simply click Grant access. Once the access was granted, we will take you back to the page on SoundCloud to continue with your post.
In the window pictured below, you’ll be able to edit your post title, add tags and write more about the track/set/group you wish to post. You can also save the post as a draft if you don’t want it to get posted immediately.
Click Post and - Ta-da - you just blogged a SoundCloud track:
SoundCloud gets full WordPress.com integration
SoundCloud has been steadily growing popularity within the musical blogosphere. As well as our DropBox feature, which allows music bloggers to easily receive demos & promos, we’ve noticed more and more people using SoundCloud to embed music into their posts. So we’ve been working hard to make this easier and easier for bloggers. Today’s ‘YAY!’-moment is triggered by the excitement to finally be able to announce the the full WordPress.com integration. It is now super-easy to share SoundCloud tracks & sets blogs hosted on WordPress.com. Here’s the run-down of how that works. If you look at the “Share” option of a track, set or group, you’ll see that we’ve added WordPress to the list of services we support.
Click on “WordPress” and you’ll be able to copy the shortcode to your clipboard and simply add it to the edit field of your blog:
This simple shortcode line in your Edit field…
… will turn into the good-looking SoundCloud player you all know:
We think that’s pretty nifty, don’t you think? Oh and by the way: you can also customize the appearance of your the player and have it match the design of your blog. To do so, click on “customize your player” as seen in the first screenshot above.
One more thing: if you run a self-hosted blog on WordPress, make sure to check out the updated version of the SoundCloud ShortCode Plugin over on WordPress Plugin Directory. Huge thanks go out to Raanan over at WordPress.com for making this possible.