Latest News for Spotify Developers

Closure of Spotify Apps Submissions

In December 2011, we announced the Spotify Apps platform to the world. It enabled the launch of many different experiences in the Spotify Desktop Client, with apps from Last.fm, musiXmatch, Rolling Stone, Soundrop and Tunewiki, amongst many more brilliant examples.

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Recap from Developer Brunch at SxSW

Last week we invited our friends from the developer community at SXSW to join us for some exciting news about our platform. We started off with a developer brunch between the Interactive and Music days.

Even though it was a cold and rainy day, in what is usually a hot and sunny Austin, we had a great bunch of curious people and developers joining us for a new chapter in Spotify’s platform history.

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Announcing the new Spotify iOS SDK Beta

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Great news! Today we’re announcing the availability of a completely new iOS SDK for Spotify. The new API has been written from the ground up to be a fast, lightweight SDK for accessing Spotify services in your iOS App, including search, playlists, metadata lookup, audio playback and more. (more…)

Hackathons and meetups @ SxSW 2014

Join the Spotify Platform team in Austin for a Texas taco brunch at the Spotify House on Sunday, March 9th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. We’ll be giving an update on the platform and you’ll get to meet and chat with us if you have questions.

Please RSVP here.

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We’re also doing two hackathons:

SxSW Music Hack Championship: Compete with other music hackers to win a bunch of prizes, including a $10,000 grand prize. Judges include Shawn Fanning, Mack Maine, and Alex Ebert from Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros.

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Slashathon: Yep, that’s right, Slash is throwing a hackathon.

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Both events are on Wednesday, March 12th. RSVP in the links above.

Hope to see you there! Follow @SpotifyPlatform for updates.

Deprecation of Spotify Apps API 0.x

Update 24 March 2014: We no longer accept new apps for distribution within our Spotify Desktop Player. (You can, of course, still develop Spotify Apps for private use.) Existing Spotify Apps partners may continue to maintain their apps and provide critical updates. For more information, please see our news announcement Closure of Spotify Apps Submissions.

This spring we released a new Spotify Apps API (1.x) that improves how apps work within the Spotify client. This new API is more modern and effective with its asynchronous nature, and it is complemented with a comprehensive views framework with useful widgets for your app.

We also recently upgraded the Spotify desktop client with a better and more secure rendering engine that supports this new API. In the latest Spotify desktop client release (0.9.6) we also introduced the authentication part of the new API which closes the functionality gap to the legacy API.

As the new API now fully replaces the legacy API (0.x), we are now deprecating the legacy API. (more…)

Hack Day Recap: London Music Hack Day

For the fifth year in a row, the creators of Music Hack Day invited us all to Shoreditch Village Hall in London for the last hackathon of the year. With over 50 hacks on display during the demos, we’d like to present some of our favorites here. You can find the full list on Hacker League. Big thanks to Martyn Davies for making this happen!

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