Maintenance Recap: New Embed Widget

The main focus of tonight’s maintenance is our new embed widget. The appearance of the widget is highly customizable so you can make it look good wherever you want to put it. We made the decision to have blips link back to the site as opposed to play within the widget for three reasons. First, given our limited resources, maintaining the widget is much easier without having to update it as we add / remove content sources. Second, we wanted to ensure a consistent experience for all viewers of the widget and avoid any confusion that might stem from some blips being playable (as dictated by content sources) and others not. Lastly, we wanted the widget to be lightweight in order to load quickly wherever it is placed. We hope you like it!

There are some other odds and ends included as well:

  • An improved sign-up flow
  • Updated search result ordering
  • Quicker removal of bad song links
  • Various bug fixes

As always, if you have any feedback on the widget or the site in general, be sure to drop us a line at feedback@blip.fm. Thanks for your support!

– Yan

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5 Comments

melloajello  on October 20th, 2010

Hey great feature, I’ve been waiting for this one for awhile.

I do wish you would at least give us the option for the music play within the Widget, this would give people a lot more flexibility for the use of your service.

Still, I’m pumped to finally embed this on my blog!! ;)

CD  on October 20th, 2010

Regarding “Quicker removal of bad song links”, I did remove the music links from my profile several months ago but they still use up all my 5GB monthly bandwidth.

I e-mailed you about it and you said you were gonna remove them from the search database manually but you probably forgot about it.

It’s not a big deal in this case but I won’t add any more music as long as you can’t seem to remove it again.

…maybe something to work on in the next update.

pecusita  on November 27th, 2010

Love the widget! I wish there was a way to embed it on my last.fm page with bbcode, though.

I’ve looked around the web and all widgets are javascript.

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