TuneCrawl

Sometimes you just need to hear a song right this second and you don't want to futz about hunting it down on Google. TuneCrawl is a web app that searches songs on Spotify, YouTube, and Soundcloud so you get to listening right away.

TuneCrawl is great for those "I need to listen to that song now," moments because it's fast and only shows you songs that are actually playable. When you get the results, you can click the play button and it'll play right there in your browser. No messing around with Wikipedia entries, blog posts, or anything else. It should come in handy when you really need to get that horrible song out of your head.

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TuneCrawl

An incredibly snappy music search engine for SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube—handy for those ‘I need to listen to that song now!’ moments.

There are many ways you can listen to music online with countless music services and apps out there for different types of users, both free and paid. The paid ones require registration and your credit card, the free ones usually pester you with annoying banners, so they are difficult to use. If you feel hopeless trying to find one service where you could simply go and listen to the music with a single click, check out TuneCrawl. TuneCrawl is a super fast, hassle-free and easy-to-use music service that lets you listen to music from 3 popular music streaming services – Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud.

Simply go to their website and start typing the name of a song or an artist into the search field. As soon as you start typing you will be getting instant results from all 3 streaming services simultaneously. If any of the results matches what you are looking for, click the blue play button to instantly play the song. It can’t get any simpler than this. You start typing and click to play. No registration, no need to enter captcha codes and no annoying ads.

To hide the player, click the Show/Hide Player at the bottom. For every song there are Twitter and Facebook share buttons, and an Amazon buy link (if you want to legally own the song).

Features:

Stream music instantly from Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud.
Super fast, hassle-free.
Instant search results from 3 services simultaneously.
No registration, no ads, no captcha codes.
Related tools – Tubufy, Tunerec.

Check out TuneCrawl @ www.tunecrawl.com

Oliver Peat
TuneCrawl

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Oliver Peat and I am currently a Software Engineer. I am about a year out of college now. Building side projects has been a hobby of mine since college. In college, my side projects consisted mostly of android applications. TuneCrawl is the first website that I have done, and really the first side project of mine that has received a lot of attention.

Why did you decide to build TuneCrawl?

As a software engineer, I always look for problems that I could solve with software. Music is a big passion of mine alongside programming, so I decided to start a project that combined the two. Like a lot of people, I stream music from a variety of providers. I like Spotify for its software, ability to use keyboard music controls, and quality of sound. Unfortunately, they do not have a lot of the type of music I listen to, so I found myself hopping around different streaming providers constantly until I could find the song that I wanted to listen to. TuneCrawl sets out to solve this problem, by making listening to a song extremely quick and painless.

It took me about two months of initial development to ship the product. Since then, I have been constantly improving the website based on feedback from the users.

How do you find the time to do this?

I don't have kids or a significant other which gives me a lot more free time than many people. I try to take advantage of this as much as I can while this is still the case. I believe if you are passionate enough about something you are working on, however, that you will find time makes itself 'noticeable.' I guess I will find out if this is true or not in a few years.

What's the technology stack behind the project?

The base CSS is Bootstrap that I modified to my liking. I chose Bootstrap due to it's great flexibility and support for various screen sizes. It looks great whether you are on a 4" mobile screen or a 27" monitor!

The search and results is provided by each music streaming provider's API. I took advantage of their various customization options and used a little bit of my own magic to make the results as quick and relevant as possible.

The "Intro" feature is a really easy to use JavaScript tool called Intro.js by Afshin.

The rest of the site is mainly just HTML5, JavaScript, and AJAX. I tried to stick with these technologies so that mobile devices would be able to use the website without having any problems.

What resources do you recommend for beginners to get started?

I think making something from an API would be great for someone with a basic programming knowledge as a lot of the work is already done for you. Most of the time a company's API is well documented and supported as well, which is a big plus.

We usually only recommend songs here on UPROXX, but what about the ways you can listen to said songs? Sometimes they’re on YouTube, other times they’re on SoundCloud, and Spotify can be a computer-slowing SOB to open. Enter: TuneCrawl, which searches songs on Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud, so you can listen right away.

Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/music/2013/04/every-music-fan-should-bookmark-tunecrawl-perfect-for-those-need-to-listen-now-moments/#ixzz2PdNteAV6

(Translated from Chinese to English)

Suddenly want to find on the Internet to play a song, what kind of service would you use it? Today we introduce this online music search service "TuneCrawl.com" allows you to use "Find As" approach to identify direct YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify three music video site, click the play button to watch, Listen, eliminating the tedious search interface for simple, quick screen allows you to immediately watch movies, listen to music, come try this handy service bar!

TuneCrawl.com is a just released soon, to help you quickly find the right music network services, currently provided YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify three video site search (but Spotify does not currently provide Taiwan with IP services), providing "With the fight ie looking "approach, allowing you to quickly find songs, songs, is a very good service.

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1 first browser to TuneCrawl website, you can see the middle of the screen there is a search box, enter artist or song name to search for.
Official website: http://www.tunecrawl.com/

(2) into the part of the key to start the search, the screen will immediately display the searched results, each film, music, preceded by a triangular "play" button, the name of the bottom there is Twitter and Facebook sharing icon as well as Amazon.com and Google Play store to buy icon (currently Google Play Music in Taiwan can not be used).

3 Press the Play button will appear in the lower left corner of the screen playback screen, you can press the "Show / Hide Player" indication to show or hide the player, while playing you can also continue to search for other songs, does not affect play The playback.

4.SoundCloud is an online music sharing platform SoundCloud music playing, the timeline will be music waveform display, you can use the mouse to click on the waveform to jump to the point in time you want to play.

"TuneCrawl.com" The advantage lies in its ability to quickly search for music and videos, and the site no ads, no registration can be used, like the song on YouTube to find readers who may wish to try TuneCrawl this service, experience superfast find song speed it!

Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud are some of the common services I use when I need to listen to music. Each one offers something unique based on how I want to listen to music. Pandora knows what I like and I often discover new songs there, Spotify is great for when I need a playlist to match my taste, YouTube is good for music videos, and SoundCloud is my number one source for amazing remixes and song covers. TuneCrawl is a useful little web app for music lovers who, like me, use more than a single service to listen to songs. It lets you search for songs by artist name or by song title across three services: YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud, from a single place. The songs can be played directly on TuneCrawl via the respective service’s media player.

TuneCrawl is simple enough to use; enter a song title or an artist’s name and hit enter. TuneCrawl is quite fast and will list search results within seconds. The search results are all separated by source. Click the play button next to a track listing to start listening to it.

The player’s visibility can be toggled by clicking the Show/Hide Player toggle at the bottom-left. If you click the title of the song, it will open the source page within the same tab. Songs can be shared on Twitter and Facebook, or purchased from Amazon.

According to our tests, TuneCrawl gives better results if you enter a song title rather than an artist’s name. This is normally not the case when you search on the supported services themselves. It stands to reason that TuneCrawl is using its own search instead of that of the services. The results themselves are limited to just six with no way to load more search results, or even open the search on any one of the services themselves.

TuneCrawl is a consolidated way to search across three services, but it isn’t as convenient as its supported services themselves when it comes to playback. What it needs is a way to create temporary playlists using songs from all three of the supported service. Also, the number of search results it provides are severely limited. The service should allow more search results to be browsed, and perhaps it should consider adding support for other popular services, such as Grooveshark.

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