Kiwi6 Updates

Introducing Albums for Artists

By admin on November 05, 2013 00:12

We're excited to announce album support for all artists, available immediately.

Here is an example album, Breadcrumbs, by creative commons artist Josh Woodward.

To get started, click the Create Album link on your artist page.


Updated playlist and artist browsing

By admin on April 21, 2013 19:58

Playlists and artist browse pages now feature new sort options to help users discover the best content on the site.

The scoring algorithm will continue to be tweaked until there is a good balance between surfacing quality content and promoting new tracks.

New features to aid in navigation and discovery will continue to be rolled out this month.

New: Login with Google Account (and email support updates)

By admin on April 14, 2013 20:10

Today we're introducing account integration with Google's federated login system. If your existing Kiwi6 account uses a Gmail address, you'll begin being able to use Google's one-click system to login immediately. Just look for the button that looks like this:

Sign in with Google

We also sped up some of our backend systems to improve website performance. On average, this has improved response times from the website by about 25% on average.

Emails Delayed

A misconfiguration caused some incoming emails to be severely delayed for the past 3 weeks. We are now processing support emails in the order that they were received, but response times will be longer than usual until the backlog has been cleared.

An Improved Playback Experience

By admin on February 21, 2013 16:14

We recently rolled out a new playback experience on Kiwi6, one which puts the media player at the bottom of the screen. In addition to reducing clutter on pages with multiple playable songs, this makes the behavior more consistent across the site and lays the groundwork for more features. As a bonus, we've added back the volume slider that went missing when we rolled out the new Kiwi6 in August of last year.

We also added back the old Embed code for users who prefer that version.

Improved Song Embedding

By admin on February 01, 2013 02:07

You may have noticed our new embeddable music player has changed. It now looks like this:

We've updated it to prevent some problems with the older embed codes, namely playback problems that manifest when a file is loadbalanced from one server to another.

What's more, using this new code allows bugfixes to be automatically applied when we make them, without you having to go back and update your embed code.

We're going to continue adding new features to the embed code in the near future, so stay tuned for updates!
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