Turntable.fm Bookmarklets


This post is quite obviously a change of pace for this site.  It is in no way related to the usual subject:  Google Sites.  Instead, it is a quick look at a couple of awesome bookmarklets that have been created for use with Turntable.fm. 

Please note that each of the bookmarklets listed below are under active development.

 

In full disclosure, I should point out that the following content is in no way authorized or provided by the fine folks over at Turntable.fm.  It is simply my contribution to the community for those who wish to make use of the provided bookmarklets.  If you are one who chooses to make use of them, please do so responsibly.


What is Turntable.fm?  According to wikipedia.org's page about Turntable.fm...

Turntable.fm is a social media website that allows users to interactively share music.

Of course, if you really want to know what it's all about, you could just go to Turntable.fm and check it our for yourself!

Bookmarklets

TT Auto

TT Auto is an integrated utility that consolidates all of the "Auto" bookmarklets into a single feature.  This bookmarklet currently offers the following features, each of which can be added as independent bookmarklets as noted further down on this page.

  • Auto-Awesome (See below for details)
  • Auto-DJ (See below for details)

To make use of the TT Auto bookmarklet, simply drag and drop the following link into the bookmarks/favorites bar in your browser, join a turntable.fm room and click the new bookmark.  You will see the icon for the "settings" menu turn blue, and the available options will appear immediately below the "Logout" option.  Selecting the desired feature(s) will enable/disable the features:


Modified Settings Button (Blue)

Modified Settings Menu (Auto-Awesome | Auto-DJ)

Auto-Awesome

The Auto-Awesome bookmarklet lets you share the love by placing an "awesome" vote for each and every song you hear on turntable.fm.  To use, simply drag and drop the following link into the bookmarks/favorites bar in your browser, join a turntable.fm room and click the new bookmark.  You will see a small, green indicator appear just above the Turntable room name to let you know it has been enabled.  To disable, simply click the bookmark again (or refresh the page).


(If you use the Auto-Awesome bookmarklet, consider linking to this page from your Turntable profile:  http://goo.gl/tiMzq)

Turntable Auto-Awesome Enabled

The Auto-Awesome bookmarklet was initially built for personal use amongst a group of co-workers. To make the experience more fun, we included the option to display custom DJ avatars (for select individuals) to anyone running the script. Anyone not running the script will see the standard turntable avatars.

Auto-DJ

An Auto-DJ bookmarklet is also available that will automatically place you on the DJ stand when a spot is open.  You will see a small, blue indicator appear just above the turntable logo to let you know it has been enabled.  To disable, simply click the bookmark again (or refresh the page).  I can't guarantee that you'll win the race for the DJ stand each and every time, but your chances improve dramatically when the script is in use.

Please be responsible and respectful when using this script, as some rooms have DJ queues or other rules related to when you can DJ, and for how long.


Notes

  • Before using the above scripts in any room, be sure to read the room rules under the "Room Info" tab for the room.  Some rooms have rules against the use of scripts, so taking this into consideration may save you some headaches.
  • If both bookmarklets are enabled simultaneously, both indicators will appear above the turntable logo:
Turntable Auto-Awesome AND Auto-DJ Enabled