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Good news, Soundcloud has finally re-worked its archaic iPhone app. The previous app was designed to help users record audio direct from their phone and relegated listening to actual music a lonely second.

Thankfully, the new app sees listening and music discovery taking centre stage which in turn has seen the record functionality dropped completely.

Apparently during the last 6 months, two thirds of Soundcloud users are using their mobiles to use the site, so with this sea-change in mind the company has now focussed on making iPhone app the best listening experience possible.

“The philosophy behind the app was really a simplified experience when it came to listening, finding content, and having a continuous listening experience,” says Mustafa Sezgin, director of mobile engineering at SoundCloud.

There are still a few niggles that power users might not be able to forgive. At the moment there’s no way to comment on sounds and there’s no place to find out who has liked or reposted one of your sounds from within the app.

Elsewhere, there’s no feed for who has recently followed you. But apart from those little omissions the new and improved app is certainly a step in the right direction.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.