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An update on our API: Changes to access for inactive apps

June 2nd, 2023 by Jordan Pettinato

We’re working on improving our API offering. In order to do that, we need to revoke access for some developers with inactive apps. We’ve reached out directly to those who will be affected via email and we’re working to mitigate impact where we can.

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Upcoming API Security Updates — Action Required

July 1st, 2021 by Rahul Rumalla

As part of our continuous effort toward making improvements to our API with the hope that we can relaunch API access to all developers, we’re making some critical security improvements. Please note that these are important and time sensitive and may cause disruptions in your app if you don’t make the necessary security upgrades.

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High-Tier Content in the SoundCloud API

May 6th, 2021 by Dasha Kobzeva and Rahul Rumalla

You can now retrieve metadata for our full SoundCloud catalog through our API by providing the new access filter in your request.

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SoundCloud’s New API Track Object

March 16th, 2021 by Dasha Kobzeva

As a part of our efforts to improve API use, we’re introducing a new Track object that’s more up to date with our current data model. The following change is intended to standardize and simplify the response data. A new object will be used for all endpoints returning track-related information.

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Pagination Updates on Our API

September 21st, 2020 by Rahul Rumalla

As part of our efforts to improve our APIs, we’re introducing updates on how we paginate over tracks. This only affects developers and apps that aren’t strictly relying on the next_href field, but rather custom manipulating the offset to request a page.

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Announcing Twinagle: Twirp and Protobuf for Finagle

June 12th, 2020 by Chris Taylor, Oren Berkowitz and Steve Conover

This article announces the release of Twinagle, an open source implementation of the Twirp protocol for Scala/Finagle.

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Periskop: Exception Monitoring Service

March 16th, 2020 by Jorge Creixell

A new approach to exception monitoring, designed for high scalability...

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Taking Our Bug Bounty Program Public

April 18th, 2019 by Tobias Schmidt

We’re excited to announce the launch of our public bug bounty program with Bugcrowd — the #1 crowdsourced security platform. This public program is open to Bugcrowd’s full crowd of top, trusted whitehat hackers, and we will award up to $1,500 per vulnerability identified on our website, API, and mobile apps.

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API Sign-up Changes

September 23rd, 2016 by Platform Team

Today we are launching a new API application process.

Starting today, developers will need to fill out an application form to request access to our API.

Here is why.

As SoundCloud has grown, we’ve seen our API used in countless innovative ways that support and enhance the SoundCloud experience for our creators and listeners around the globe. At the same time, we’ve also seen a number of apps or services that act on behalf of our users without their explicit permission or attempt to use creator…

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Removal of Groups endpoints

August 1st, 2016 by James Welch

As well as adding new features and updates, we review existing features to see if they’re still beneficial to the community.

As we dug into the best ways for curators to connect with artists and fans, we found that Groups aren’t working as well as reposts and curated playlists.

With that in mind, we’ve decided to phase out Groups on Monday, August 22nd to make room for future updates.

From this date, all Groups-related GET requests will no longer return results, and PUT requests will not persist…

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