We are really excited to give developers access to the latest addition to the Spotify Platform family: Spotify Apps. Here are some reasons why you should consider building an application inside Spotify:

  1. The first free music platform. This is the first time you can create an application with instantaneous access to a world of music. Not just 30 second previews or songs gated behind a subscription fee. Free for the developer, and free for the end user. And fast, like the music is right on your user’s hard drive. It’s legal, and artists are getting paid.
  2. You can grow. You can get in front of 10 million active users in 12 countries (and growing fast). A Spotify App enables you to engage deeply with your users, build awareness of your brand, and drive traffic to your other services outside of the Spotify environment.
  3. It’s easy to use. Spotify Apps are written in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS; just like a web app. We believe in the future of web standards. These APIs give you access to all of the powerful features in the Spotify desktop client with simple Javascript functions. In a sense, it’s like Chromium shipped with 15 million songs.