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Introducing SoundCloud JavaScript SDK 3.0.0

October 1st, 2015 by Jan Monschke

We are happy to announce version 3.0.0 of our SoundCloud JavaScript SDK.

The new SDK improves stream security and content uploading functionality, and modernizes the technology stack.

Version 3 of the SoundCloud JavaScript SDK is a major update and is not backwards compatible. That said, the changes that you need to make your web app work with the new SDK are easy to implement. Please refer to Migrating to JavaScript SDK 3.0.0 to upgrade.

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Introducing JavaScript SDK version 2

May 1st, 2014 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.

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Introducing the CloudSeeder Devkit

August 13th, 2012 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.


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SocialFolders Releases SoundCloud Ruby Gem

July 6th, 2012 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.

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Announcing new Python SDK

March 6th, 2012 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.

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Introducing the iOS Sharing Kit

October 25th, 2011 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.

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Introducing the Android Sharing Kit

September 7th, 2011 by Jan Berkel

Are you an Android developer and want to integrate SoundCloud in your own app? With the new Android Sharing Kit this has become very easy.

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Java API Wrapper

May 19th, 2011 by Jan Berkel

Alongside with the SoundCloud Android app we’ve created a new Java Wrapper for the SoundCloud API and today we can finally release it to the public!

It is simple to use, supports OAuth2 and requires a minimum of external dependencies so it should be easily embeddable in both desktop and mobile applications.

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iOS Sharing Guide

January 1st, 2011 by Gernot Poetsch

So you are familiar with the SoundCloud API Wrapper and want to use it to share the sounds you upload? And you want to use the existing connections on SoundCloud or make new ones? Awesome. Here’s how to do it.

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