Apps, Mobile & SMS

SoundCloud Launches Robust HTML5 Widget

image from has released a public beta version of its HTML5 widget. The company calls it "more than just a music player" and built it to encourage interactivity with the sound itself and with listener comments. Features include:

  • iPad/iPhone mobile support
  • New waveform design encourages more interactivity with the sound
  • Timed comments more usable on the widget
  • Easier to view info about the sound (title, person)
  • Easier sharing (Facebook Like, Google+, Twitter)

The link for HTML5 widget option can be found in the 'share' functionality on a track – then click the 'customizable' button.

Soundcloud is promising rapid integration of new features for the HTML5 widget, Its all part of a greater play by the company to encourage sharing and transition SoundCloud away from a pure music player to an interactive tool. Britney Spears have been using the HTML5 widget to Wattpad (a place to discover and share stories).

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