Tom's blog

Integrating SoundCloud with Drupal (do stuff with audio within Drupal)


One of my most recent freelance projects has been the integration of SoundCloud with Drupal, and yesterday I created the first stable release of this module. The SoundCloud connect module helps module developers to easily connect with SoundCloud using OAUTH, and get access to secure SoundCloud data and services. This includes private audio files, account data, uploading songs to the users accounts, etc ...

SoundCloud in a nutshell

SoundCloud is a service that simplifies the process of receiving audio files, sending audio files and distributing your audio.

Music lovers can use this service to receive tracks from others without having to worry about file sizes, file formats, download times, etc ... And at the same time you can easily upload your songs and publish them where you want using the SoundCloud widgets. As an example:

Decks Fxs and Martini - Acid Jazz / Trip Hop / Hip Hop Mix - Joey Muniz BUMP by TheBedroomRockers

Foursquare module for Drupal

This week I launched a Foursquare module for Drupal.

The launch of this module fits in a local experiment that lists several NYC based bars. This effort resulted in http://www.buybacknyc.com.

Further, this twitter quote directed to me raises some serious issues that must be addressed thoroughly in the Drupal community ;)

Post volcano blues

Great map of people who got stuck during Drupalcon SFO in Europe...

OSMOBI introduction video

We are currently hard to launch the new release of OSMOBI. One of the upcoming features will be the option to allow for Youtube videos to be shown on your mobile website.... (and more to come, see our latest newsletter for a preview of our new features for April)

Since we are testing now our new YouTube mobilizer, I'll put up one of the screencasts I have recently made. Stay tuned for some life results and demonstrations!

UiTinVlaanderen, cultural events now mobile with Siruna

uitinvlaanderen
UiTinVlaanderen (dutch for 'Going out in flanders') is the biggest cultural events site in Belgium and it is powered by Drupal.

Amplexor, an IT services company specialized in content management systems, has now created a mobile version of the site optimized for all mobile devices.

The mobile site allows you to quickly navigate through all the events in your neighborhood and the mobile website augments the experience by taking your GPS coordinates into account.

The website provides an easy way to browse through all the events across Flanders, view event and location information.

Together with the recently launched mobile Drupal site of http://www.stubru.be, this is again an example of how Siruna powers Drupal in order to leverage a mobile audience.

The site can be accessed with your mobile device by surfing to http://www.uitinvlaanderen.be

If you want to experiment with creating a mobile Drupal site, surely check out OSMOBI

Siruna Rocks

stubru
....with the release of m.stubru.be the mobile site of the nr.1 public broadcast radio station "Studio Brussel".

Studio Brussel, the nr. 1 radio station of the Belgian public broadcaster VRT has released last week it's mobile website using Siruna technology.

CMSExpo Chicago: Building your mobile CMS

Come to the 2010 CMS Expo

From 3 to 5 may you will find a part of the Drupal, Joomla! and Wordpress community at CMSExpo Chicago.

3 days packed with knowledgable speakers such as Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal and Wilco Jansen, one of the main driving forces behind Joomla!

The conference will be packed with sessions covering the internals and externals of the most popular open source CMS systems today.

This year I am very glad that Mobile has entered the schedule and that I was invited to give a talk about creating a mobile CMS.

Creating a mobile web shop with Drupal (mcommerce)

Next to my daily efforts in creating a Drupal, Joomla! and Wordpress mobilization service, i have been toying around with the creation of a mobile shop using Drupal, Ubercart, Mobile Tools and a multi-site configuration (public demo will follow soon).

Mobile commerce is gaining a lot of attention these days, and we see that more and more users try to make their Ubercart (Drupal) or VirtueMart (Joomla!) sites mobil with OSMOBI. This asks for some further study on the m-commerce drivers and the technologies available to do so.

There are several reasons why you should create a mobile web shop. First of all it has shown that during the recent Christmas holidays shoppers used their mobile phone to get in shop product information, pricing information and reviews.

a new year, brings a new OSMOBI release!

We are working hard these days to make sure that OSMOBI enables Drupal and Joomla! developers to go mobile with their existing installations, and this by doing a minimum of effort (and cost).

Since our Beta launch on Drupalcon Paris, we have come a long way towards creating this service. Build on top of our open source content transcoder we allow automated transcoding of your site + optimization using a (hopefully :)) user friendly GUI.

And today we are happy to announce a new OSMOBI release. Most notable changes are:

  • Performance gains of the Joomla! plugin and Drupal module
  • Support for image resizing
  • More customization possible of the default theme
  • Applying style changes to "id", "class" attributes and the choice of applying them to the current page, or all pages.
  • ....

For who want's to take a look at the architecture, we have published our manual.

DrupalCamp NY 2009: Session notes (Mobile Drupal)

This weekend another wel organized Drupalcamp New York took place: http://groups.drupal.org/new-york-city

I could only attend half a day of the conference, but enough to see that the rest of the day would be great... For the next edition, new locations are being sought that can accommodate more Drupal enthusiasts.

At the event, Siruna was of course sponsor in an effort to support the Drupal community (of course) but also to promote Osmobi: http://www.osmobi.com

(Before your read further, head to http://www.osmobi.com, create an account and mobilize one of your drupal sites!! ;)).