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  • May 1st, 2014 Announcements JavaScript SDKs Introducing JavaScript SDK version 2 By Erik Michaels-Ober

    SoundCloud is pleased to introduce a new major version of the SoundCloud JavaScript SDK. In version 2, we've rewritten much of the internal code, resulting in better performance for your JavaScript applications and support for more streaming standards, such as HTTP Live Streaming.

    You can test the new version by pointing your JavaScript applications to

    We've also created a guide to help you upgrade from version 1 to version 2.

    JavaScript SDK version 1 is now deprecated and will be permanently replaced by version 2 on July 1, 2014.

    On June 17, 2014, we will temporarily replace version 1 with version 2 between 10:00 and 11:00 UTC. We will do this again on June 24, 2014, between 18:00 and 19:00 UTC. These two upgrade tests will give you an opportunity to understand the impact of this change on your applications. To ensure a seamless transition for your users, we strongly encourage you to upgrade and perform internal tests in advance of these dates.

    To receive notices before, during, and after these tests, follow @SoundCloudDev on Twitter.

    If you have any questions about this upgrade, please feel free to email

  • August 13th, 2012 Announcements SDKs Introducing the CloudSeeder Devkit By David Shu

    Today we're featuring a guest post from our friends at Retronyms. They've built some amazing community features into their app Tabletop using the SoundCloud API and have open sourced their CloudSeeder Devkit. This post was written for us by David Shu. David is a software engineer at the Retronyms and has worked on a number of iOS apps, including Tabletop and Dokobots. He currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

    We recently built a SoundCloud-powered community into our app Tabletop, a modular audio environment for the iPad, using the CocoaSoundCloudAPI. The project, CloudSeeder, lets users browse, stream, favorite, and comment on Tabletop tracks without ever leaving the app.

    As developers, we discovered tons of talented users in our Tabletop community. At the same time, our users found inspiration from each other and a new showcase for their creations. To share in the excitement of community creation with all developers, today we're releasing the CloudSeeder Devkit as open source on Google Code.



  • July 6th, 2012 Announcements SDKs SocialFolders Releases SoundCloud Ruby Gem By Paul Osman

    There are many approaches to building libraries that wrap HTTP APIs. For many of our officially supported SDKs we chose to build light wrappers around HTTP client libraries with a few added features to make it easier to work with the SoundCloud API. This approach has a few benefits. It guarantees a certain consistency and is relatively easy to maintain. It's also fairly future proof. Changes in the HTTP API do not typically require updates to client libraries.

    Sometimes however, you might be looking for something a bit more feature-full, or with more abstraction from our HTTP API. That's why I was really happy to see that the great folks at SocialFolders built an alternative SoundCloud Ruby gem and released it to the public. You can check out their blog post about it or go straight to the source on GitHub.


  • March 6th, 2012 Announcements SDKs Announcing new Python SDK By Paul Osman

    It's no secret that SoundCloud is a Ruby shop, but that doesn't stop us from giving some love to the Pythonistas in our community.

    Our old Python API wrapper has been neglected. It doesn't support OAuth 2 or all of the resources made available by our API. It's old and crufty and we're sorry for letting it get that way. In order to make it up to you, we wrote a new one and made it much better.


  • October 25th, 2011 Announcements SDKs Introducing the iOS Sharing Kit By Johannes Wagener

    Not long ago we released a sharing kit for Android. Today, we're equally excited to announce a similar sharing kit for iOS.

    With the sharing kit, you can add SoundCloud sharing to your iPhone and iPad apps with only a few lines of code. We provide everything you need to let your users share their sounds to SoundCloud, including authentication, UI and connections to other social networks like Facebook and Twitter.