Just added one setting – AutoPlay. By default, when you start roulette session all music will start playing automatically. Now you can turn off that.
It’s great to see how you use SCRoulette! More than 60 users. Great! I see a lot of music. But… there is no limit to perfection. And today I found a bug.
Everybody can add in roulette non-private songs. Also it is possible to delete song from SCRoulette. But when somebody adds song in roulette and delete this song from SoundCloud profile I can not manage this. Also the owner of the deleted song may forget about his/her music in SCRoulette. So, I decided that it is right to delete song if it doesn’t exist. Thankfully to SoundCloud API I can find not existing tracks.
When somebody will start session and if he/she will find not existing track, this track will be deleted, and after a second another track will be available for listening.
I’ve just added a new statisitcal parameter in SCRoulette – rating.
At this moment this parameter doesn’t affect on anything. It just shows the ratio of number of plays (registered plays when you earn one playpoint) to number of attempts to play. It’s very simple. But I think that this rating parameter will help you to understand what people like or not.
Few days ago I noticed in statistics of SCRoulette strange URLs, like http://blabla/?err=_err … stuff like that. Obviously, it means that somebody faced with some errors on website. Yes, errors, but why did they appear?
I think, that the only cause of error like that, is the SoundCloud mobile application. And it may appear, when somebody tries to log in using the mobile application. Concrete moment – when browser asks what application do you want to choose to log in:
So, if you whant to log in with mobile app, it seems to me that you’ll not succeed, unfortunatly. Use browser.
P.S. I don’t know how it works with iPhone.
Early in the morning I opened Chrome to see how good or bad is my scroulette app. In Chrome music doesn’t play, wtf…
Dev console and the network tab showed me that browser trying to load some flashSound.swf stuff. Ok, Google…
After investigation it seems to be related to issues with the flash player. Proof is that if you go here chrome://plugins/ and disactivate the flash player it will work again in Chrome. But obviously when developing a site you don’t want the site to work just for you.
Soundcloud Api seems to use soundmanager2 as a base to handle audio stream that itself have 2 modes flash and html5. The issue is that if the flash player is avaible it will try to use it and fail while if it’s not available it will just use html5 and work right away.
So, according to this comment I decided to know what’s going on with Adobe Flash. Yes, it was turned on and then I turned it off. Now scroulette works.
I’m not a native speaker, so , please sorry=)
This text about small service, which (I hope so) will help you to promote your new sounds/songs on SoundCloud. Of course it’s free.
The target audience are new musicians, who doesn’t have enough followers on SoundCloud and listenings on it. This roulette is a collaboration between musicians: I listen to your music, you listen to my music. It’s simple (I think… I hope… I believe).
How does it work?
SC Roulette is a kind of roulette (surprise). The main thing – you will listen to different music in almost random way.
So, first of all, it will be great to log in =)
When you logged in for first time you ‘ ll get 10 free plays.
Adding music to roulette:
1) Click “Get my SoundCloud sounds”
2) Click “Add to roulette”
After you ‘ ve added sound to roulette you ‘ ll see following messages: “In roulette already”.
And if you click “My sounds in roulette” you ‘ ll see all your music in system with sum of plays of your music.
To start music listening click “Start roulette session”.
You’ll see the player.
Yes, I know, it’s ugly, but I think it’s also simple to understand what to do here, beauty will be later =)
So, you click “Play” and listen. The new listening point you’ll earn after a while: usually 45 seconds – depends on sound’s duration.
In the same momnet when you earn one listening point the link to the current sound will appear, you are able to go the song’s page.
Every time when somebody listen to your music one listening point will be deducted.
P.S. I’m not a native speaker, so if you found mistakes, let me know, thanks =).