Soundcloud has for a number of years got worse and worse and has now become a platform that many have turned their backs on. It was once perfect and offered you everything you could ever need for presenting music to the world. Now for me it is just a hosting platform for embedded audio players for our website. Often I will leave the soundcloud player private and just grab the embedded code so it is only viewable from our website.
The soundcloud app when it first came out was excellent had all the features you could need and really did make using soundcloud on the move an easy experience. The latest app is pointless having if you are someone that uploads to the site. It’s more a streaming service now where you can listen to music on the go. Which is great but why take away all the cool features it used to have that made it perfect for use for people uploading content.
Now there is soundcloud pulse, an app which allows you to log into your account and reply to comments as well as get notifications and stats. Now this app is by no means soundcloud returning back to it’s glory days it’s still got a hell of a lot of work to be done to it. But having said that the app does iron out some of the flaws in the main soundcloud app.
Are you a creator? If you make music, podcasts or anything else audio and upload your work to SoundCloud, this app will let you manage your account and keep your community humming. You’ll need a SoundCloud account to access SoundCloud Pulse. Don’t have one yet? Download the SoundCloud app or go to SoundCloud.com to create one.
– Reply to comments on your tracks, on the go
– Get up-to-date stats on the performance of your tracks
– Share the sounds you’ve uploaded, both publicly and privately
– Follow other SoundCloud users
– Delete comments and block users
Download the app via the app store here.
Pros – Reply to comments, view notifications, view stats up to 12 months ago, view uploaded tracks, view track details and information….. That’s really all it is.
Cons – You can only reply to comments from the notifications list, no upload, no edit function to edit track info, no players, only usable in portrait mode not landscape.
Conclusion – The app is rubbish and didn’t really need to be made. Could have implemented all these features into the original app. But having said that it’s handy to have to be able to reply to comments and see notifications. If you look at it as this is all you will be doing with it, then it is a pretty good app. Some of the features that were lost when going from classic mode to what many call s**tcloud mode have been applied but it is still far from what it used to be. Download if all you want is to see your stats and reply to the odd comment on the go. If not stick with the desktop version.