Hunch Now Supports SoundCloud Recommendations
Hunch is a service that personalizes the web by helping you share and discover great recommendations about all sorts of topics. Basically, Hunch is creating a ‘taste graph’ of the entire web. Sounds cool? You bet it does.
Today, the fine folks over at Hunch informed us that they now support SoundCloud recommendations and here’s how it works in three steps:
1. Find something on SoundCloud you’d like to recommend, copy the URL and paste it as a recommendation on Hunch:
2. Click ‘Next’, select a category and add a short description explaining what you’re recommending and why:
3. Hit ‘Recommend’ and done. Your recommendation is now live and clicking the play button will unveil the SoundCloud player:
Make sure to also add the Bookmarklet to your brower so any time you’re on a SoundCloud page, you can recommend what you’re listening to right from the same page.
Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments. Thanks to Ben and everyone at Hunch for making this happen.
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: