Sometimes, it’s the little things that please. ‘Not the jump from Version 2.0 to 3.0, but the jump from 2.0 to 2.1.
SoundCloud is already a stellar service for uploading, sharing, playing, storing, and embedding your soundfiles, but they’ve been tweaking their interface, and a new upload feature is in a working Beta that they’re now releasing.
SoundCloud claims the new interface is simpler, more integrated with the site, and flash-free. The Beta is being rolled out to users slowly, to be fully introduced soon.
Basically, you can now upload by dragging and dropping an audio file onto ANY SoundCloud page.
How do they do this stuff? Not sure. But glad they know how, and want to share it with us.
The new functionality uses HTML5, removing the need to constantly update your flash player. Also, if you click away to some other page during an upload, you can return and resume the upload by clicking on the progress indicator.
They’ve thrown in some more tweaks, too…like tag suggestions, simplified information fields, and background coding.
Check your email (maybe your spam?) for the invitation/announcement, or better yet, head to SoundCloud’s blog for all the skinny on the new upload features.