Archive for June, 2008|Monthly archive page

I See Playlists

K, a quick post this time. Rolled out some new changes to make things much easier. Good news is that they’re totally obvious so we don’t need to offer a lot of explanations:

  1.  New mixtape play controls. They’re not perfect, but good enough for you guys.
  2.  New widget menu under the widget with:
  • Improved favorites selection
  • Show/hide sharing control panel (because we were tired of seeing it too)
  • Mixtape playlist

Yes, you can now see the mixtape’s playlist before you hit play.
Yes, it’s currently only on the website.
Yes, we will have playlists in the mixtape widget soon.
Yes, you can look up (and buy?) tracks via Amazon mp3.

More soon. Enjoy =)

New Launchbar & Pop-Out Player

We’ve added a new pop-out player to the mixtape page, along with total plays count and creation date info:

new mixtape info

So when users click the pop-out player icon, the mixtape will open in a new window:

 We also added a launchbar under the widget. Here’s a quick rundown of the icons:

  • My Mixtape – direct link to mixtape page
  • My Mixwit Page – link to the user’s page
  • Share – link to page with sharing options
  • RSS Feed – show user’s RSS feed

We’re planning on including this launchbar with all of the widget embeds over the next few weeks and most will have a pop-out player link. Stay tuned…

Footer Update

[mixwit_mixtape wid=”2239fb770da9000c6279a8d1e6f6dd9e” pid=”d0d3785e17192260f9d6a3f17e729c6e” un=”brookeanndove” width=”426″ height=”327″ center=”true”]

As you can see, We’ve made a small update to the widget embed footer and added a link back to your page on the Mixwit website. We have to put links in a footer due to restrictions on sites like Myspace, which doesn’t allow links from Flash.

RSS (and better URLs – pt3)

RSS IconJust a quick post to mention that we’ve added a couple of features over the weekend.

First, you’ll notice an RSS icon next to the username. The RSS feed contains the 10 most recent mixes and favorites of this user. The list is not based on creation date, but by activity. So if you want to add an old mixtape to your feed, simply re-publish it and that mixtape will appear at the top of your list.

Also, we added a final URL change: now takes you to a display page, rather than a list of your mixes.  And if you’re logged in, the basic URL will forward you to your user page. It will show your most recent mix, but in the future this page will be customizable.