Today’s a huge day for ExtensionFM. We’re releasing V2 and we’re changing our name: starting now, we’re exfm.
Install V2 now, while it’s hot!
We are very excited to announce a major new release today. We’ve been working on this for the past 3 months and it is our biggest release to date. We’ve added a bunch of awesome social features to help you share all the amazing music you’ve been discovering with all your friends.
Here’s what new:
Since the beginning you have been asking for a way to ‘favorite’ or ‘love’ the tracks you find that are special. We’ve listened and we’ve done it in a way we know you’re going to love. Starting today, you can Note the songs you love. You’ll see gray musical notes next to songs throughout the extension: If you love a song and want to remember it, click the note icon to note it. The note icon will turn blue indicating it’s been noted.
Then what? Two things happen with every song you note:
1. It gets added to a new tab in the extension called Noted. This tab lists all of the songs you note, with the most recent song at the top. This is now a playlist; you can play or queue all of the songs in your noted tab.
2. If you have an exfm account, it is added to your shiny new public profile page, located at ex.fm/YourName.
Yep, that’s right- If you create an exfm account you now have a public web page with all of your noted songs. In addition, you can upload a profile pic, add your real name, bio, location and website. You can also follow and be followed by others.
Anyone can visit your page (in any browser) and listen to your noted tracks. If they have the Chrome extension installed, every track on the page will be added to their library.
Check out our profiles:
Exfm profiles give you the opportunity to follow and be followed by other exfm users. When you follow someone, they will be added to your ‘Noted’ tab for easy access to the songs they’ve noted. Every song noted by people you follow will be added to your library and every song you note will be added to people’s library who follow you. You’ll also see the profile pic of people you follow right inside your library so you can always be sure of where a song came from.
In addition to noting, you can now post songs directly to Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. It’s the simplest way to share the songs you love with your existing friends and followers. When you visit these sites, all songs posted by the people you follow will be playable right there on the page. They will also be added directly to your library and appear in you new Music Activity Feed.
When you share a song, an ex.fm/SONG link will be sent out, directing users to the song page, where they can listen to the song, note it, and share it themselves. For people with the extension installed, the link will be playable right there on the page.
Let’s repeat that:
If your friends have the extension installed; Facebook and Twitter feeds become music feeds- every ex.fm link posted will be a playable song. Check it out on Twitter:
All songs now have their own public page — with a really short url — where anyone on any browser can listen to, note, and comment. These pages are perfect for sharing.
Recent Activity Feed
We’ve redesigned the ‘Home’ tab inside the extension to be a constantly updating activity feed of new music. New songs noted by people you follow on exfm will appear here, as well as songs shared by people you follow on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. You now have a central hub to play all the great music your friends have posted - wherever that may be.
-The inline play button is now smaller and allows you to play, queue, note, share and buy every track that the extension identifies.
-You can turn off autoupdating for new sites in your library. Go to the settings page in the extension to disable autoupdating for every site.
-We’ve also made various optimizations to improve performance
Most of the product improvments to date have come directly from you- in order to make it easier to submit feedback we’ve partenered with uservoice to provide two new forums; one for product ideas and the other for bugs. You can access them both at support.extension.fm.
Thank you so much for your support of us and keep the feedback coming- that’s what makes our product!