While we continue to be hard at work down on the ground, we thought we’d float up a weather balloon with a new and improved Toma.hk release for your enjoyment. We’re not sure if it’s supersonic
… but we think it is at least prettydamncoolsonic.
So, right to jump:
We’ve added proper search to Toma.hk… just type in a some keywords and get back matching list of artists, albums and tracks.
In our new-fangled search box, you can also paste any Spotify, Rdio or Deezer link to jump directly to the corresponding Toma.hk page for that track, playlist or artist. For there you can then listen to it from the service of your choice. So, easily turn those Spotify links to Rdio, Rdio to Deezer, Deezer to YouTube… you name it.
You may have noticed a new Settings icon reveal itself from the top of the page. From our new setting page
you can disable any content sources that you don’t want to appear, and drag and drop to reorder the priority order in which they are presented. In addition, if you are using the Tomahawk desktop app, you can decide whether you want the the Play button to either play the track immediately or just insert it into your Queue so as to not interrupt your flow.
Those preferences will travel with you for all Toma.hk content… included embedded players across the web and our “Play Now” bookmarklet
Speaking of our somewhat awkwardly named Tomahklet bookmarklet, that got a nice boost too - as it now supports continuous play. It will now automatically progress to the next track directly in the page you used it on. As always, you can click the playlist icon at the top of the sidebar it creates to be taked to a proper Toma.hk page for the playlist.
Embedded Player Wizard
While you can continue to grab embedded players for any track, album or playlist directly from its Toma.hk page, we now have a new tool to make creating embedded players faster, simpler and more customizable. As the person doing the embedding, you can decide to disable one or more sources for your embedded player. For example, if you notice it is resolving to the wrong song or a cover version (e.g. on YouTube) you can disable it.
We hope you enjoy. We’ve got a bunch more big stuff in the works, and we can’t wait to show it to you all.