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[IDEA] Soundcloud Desktop Application


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Hi i'm a program/application developer and i am a big Soundcloud fan since 2013.

Ever since i got introduced to SoundCloud i signed off my Spotify account and started using SoundCloud. Music helps me through my studies so i don't get distracted and instead focus.

Problem is i have to get to the web to be able to hear my music. Web browsers tend to use much RAM and my laptop i use for my studies cant handle so much.

So i started developing a Windows Application for listening to my music.
If you like the idea of a Desktop Application then i will continue on it.

Link to Beta version: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36524555/SoundCloud.Desktop.zip
Stay tuned for more. - Faxity

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Hi Izze,

Thank you very much for your interest in SoundCloud. I have to be honest with you, we had a Mac desktop app and it was not popular enough for us to continue to support it. A Window's desktop app, i'm afraid would have a similar faith. However, if you are into developing things and you love SoundCloud then keep an eye on this.

Thanks again for being part of our community!

Cheers,
Gina
Good app,thanks!!! <333
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Good app,thanks!!! <333
Great that you liked it! I have a more recent version coming up soon. Including a new Design. I will have it properly set up on my personal website before the summer ends.

Just keep in mind you have an old version on there so if you have any annoying bugs i can send you a sneek peek of the next version.

So keep your eyes open here for more.
Good app,thanks!!! <333
Awesome!
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Good app,thanks!!! <333
Glad that you like it. Here is a beta version that is quite stable. Some stuff does not work because they are not added yet. You can still play music from your stream, playlists and your likes. Enjoy.

SoundCloud Desktop Beta v1.5

Until next time. Be ready for more updates!

If it does not work install this. It works for Windows 7 and up

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...
Good app,thanks!!! <333
Wo hey, thanks man! You might be able to answer a really good question! Ive been searching for answers for months
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Good app,thanks!!! <333
Please do. Either ask me here or PM me at my SC profile:
https://soundcloud.com/christian-norrman
Just click the mail icon on the menu to the left.
Good app,thanks!!! <333
rawal rk
Good app,thanks!!! <333
I singed in with my facebook account...I think. so how do I log in if that's not availible
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Good app,thanks!!! <333
There's a problem with 3rd party log ins. I haven't prioritised it until later. Sorry but please use your soundcloud login with your email/username and password.

If you still can't then i would contact the support. As i can't help with your login.
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New Version just came out!!!

Check out http://scdesktop.us.to this is where I host SoundCloud Desktop now. There is also a new version available.Anyways just download the file to a folder and run the .exe file and it should unbox the application. It will be like this until i make a real installer. Which is in about 1-2 weeks.

Loads of bugs have been fixed with the sound streamer. You can change Audio Device in the settings and also turn on the Auto Updater (on by default).
How do you edit and delete uploads by mobile?
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How do you edit and delete uploads by mobile?
i don't quite understand your question. Do you mean how you can modify an already uploaded track?
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How do you edit and delete uploads by mobile?
Oh i think i know what you mean now....sorry for my stupidness.

This application does not yet have any features for modifying any uploads...yet.

I'm still wokring on some stuff so i can add this to my todo list to try to push this out to the next version (probably one coming before christmas).
So for now you have to modify your tracks on SoundCloud's website.

On my developmental version you can like tracks and create playlists. I also want to put out a way to save playlists and tracks offline to listen on whenever you want.

So features for modifying user stuff is coming up later. Maybe not this year but i will see to it that this gets added to further this application's convenience to its users.
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Hi@iFaxity,

Thanks for providing those links. It is great to see the engagement you're showing by developing the app in the first place, and now being vocal about it here on the forum. :-)

I'm fairly certain you're aware of this already, but just in case, our developers have provided documentation on how to use our API, further tools, and the Terms of Use for developers here.

Best
Mathis
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Hi@Mathis! Yeah i have read the documentation. I did notice some things that i had to change to follow the terms of use so i will do that as soon as possible (changing the logo & the name).

Thanks for noticing this and i will continue showing my support for this platform. I just thought that it needed to expand to more than just the web and mobile. So i did. I know of your previous attempt on making a desktop application and how it went. But now some people actually want this to happen (me included) so i made a totally free solution that is available to everyone.

Best Regards
iFaxity
Hi Izze,

Thank you very much for your interest in SoundCloud. I have to be honest with you, we had a Mac desktop app and it was not popular enough for us to continue to support it. A Window's desktop app, i'm afraid would have a similar faith. However, if you are into developing things and you love SoundCloud then keep an eye on this.

Thanks again for being part of our community!

Cheers,
Gina

https://m.soundcloud.com/great-yatra/...
Full support.
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Full support.
Glad that you like it Ian!
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I'm changing the name of the application to something other than "SoundCloud Desktop" because i can't use the SoundCloud name in my app. So I'm still working on a new name and i'm creating a logo for it too.

Post suggestions for names if you have some catchy names. Currently i'm thinking of "SoundStreamer" or something along the lines of that.
Also if you want to you can post your suggestions for features that you would like to add. Or
tell me about bugs you've found.

The website is still http://scdesktop.us.to.
If you want to PM me my SC profile is: https://soundcloud.com/faxity
Hi Izze,

Thank you very much for your interest in SoundCloud. I have to be honest with you, we had a Mac desktop app and it was not popular enough for us to continue to support it. A Window's desktop app, i'm afraid would have a similar faith. However, if you are into developing things and you love SoundCloud then keep an eye on this.

Thanks again for being part of our community!

Cheers,
Gina

Maybe you shouldn't of made one for the Mac since they hold a small % of the overall market. The PC by far has the biggest sales statistic due to the greater variety of brands, as well as public familiarity. Why the heck develop for the minority group first and then decide it'd not work for the majority if the minority weren't interested? That's not good business sense.

Even now when PC sales are imploding and Apple sales are exploding, they fall far far short statistically when it's just apple vs everyone else: http://bgr.com/2015/07/11/mac-vs-pc-sales-2015/

That's a mere 7.8% of the retail market in 2015. Ok so this is just 2015 right? This isn't a good example of how many people own a PC to a Mac? No problem. How about the information extending from 2005/2006 for both to 2015: http://www.statista.com/statistics/263444/sales-of-apple-mac-computers-since-first-quarter-2006/ and also
http://www.statista.com/statistics/203712/global-unit-shipments-of-pcs/

See if you added all those together, the PC market would absolutely dominate by so much. Fact is, far more people own PCs than they do Macs. Why on earth would you even use the popularity of a Mac application to give a forecast of a PC application?
I'm changing the name of the application to something other than "SoundCloud Desktop" because i can't use the SoundCloud name in my app. So I'm still working on a new name and i'm creating a logo for it too.

Post suggestions for names if you have some catchy names. Currently i'm thinking of "SoundStreamer" or something along the lines of that.
Also if you want to you can post your suggestions for features that you would like to add. Or
tell me about bugs you've found.

The website is still http://scdesktop.us.to.
If you want to PM me my SC profile is: https://soundcloud.com/faxity

I'm very much interested in this program, thankyou so much for developing it.
The only problem is when I login to Soundcloud, I use my google account. Is there a way to make your program accept google accounts as well as soundcloud accounts?

edit: Ah nm, I just read you responded to this earlier in regards to 3rd party accounts. I currently don't have a soundcloud account, and moving everything over would be quite an undertaking. I'll continue to watch this I eagerly await the time it's able to do this. Again thankyou so much for such a great program ^_^
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I'm changing the name of the application to something other than "SoundCloud Desktop" because i can't use the SoundCloud name in my app. So I'm still working on a new name and i'm creating a logo for it too.

Post suggestions for names if you have some catchy names. Currently i'm thinking of "SoundStreamer" or something along the lines of that.
Also if you want to you can post your suggestions for features that you would like to add. Or
tell me about bugs you've found.

The website is still http://scdesktop.us.to.
If you want to PM me my SC profile is: https://soundcloud.com/faxity

I'm very sorry but i work with the SoundCloud API. They dont allow 3rd pary logins as you said.

Maybe i'll make a workaround. Until then you can only use your soundcloud login email and soundcloud login password (ask soundcloud for this type of help because i'm not fit for that type of support).

I'm very happy that you like this application. It will become better and better in the coming months.
Hi man, thanks so much for this app, I love listening to music while gaming but chrome just uses too much RAM, so this app really came handy.

I just have one complaint, it does not have a shuffle button when you're listening to your likes, I was wondering if that would be hard to implement? Because I love that feature on the soundcloud site
Hi man, thanks so much for this app, I love listening to music while gaming but chrome just uses too much RAM, so this app really came handy.

I just have one complaint, it does not have a shuffle button when you're listening to your likes, I was wondering if that would be hard to implement? Because I love that feature on the soundcloud site

Same, I really like the shuffle button. plz add to the app. It would be awesome! 😃 😃

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