How to Get the SoundCloud URL Schemes for Users and Tracks

SoundCloud has url schemes to jump to a user or a specific track in the iOS app. I have cobbled the following together after reading a few threads on Stack Overflow.

How to Create a User URL Scheme

Let's get the url scheme for Tasha Blank. Click on the share icon then choose the Embed tab and then copy the embed code into a text editor.

<iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/users/325143&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe>

Look for api.soundcloud.com/users/. Copy the numerical string immediately after that, up until the &. Put that string after soundcloud://users/ and you'll get soundcloud://users/325143. If you click on this link on your iOS device, it will bring you to her page. And you can add it to Launch Center Pro in an action or list.

How to Create a Track URL Scheme

Let's get the url scheme for one of Tasha's recent tracks. Click on the share icon then choose the Embed tab and then copy the embed code into a text editor.

<iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156299506&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe>

Look for api.soundcloud.com/tracks/. Copy the numerical string immediately after that, up until the &. Put that string after soundcloud://tracks/ and you'll get soundcloud://tracks:156299506. If you click on this link on your iOS device, it will bring you to that track and start to auto-play. And you can add it to Launch Center Pro in an action or list.

 

I don't know how else to get track and user IDs without signing up for a developer account, but if you find a solution, please let me know in the comments or on Twitter.


Last built: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:05 PM

By Jeffrey Kishner, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:05 AM.