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API Additions: New Player API and More

September 24th, 2012 | api

We announced our public API a couple of weeks ago, but that does not mean that we aren’t still hard at work improving it and adding features to give developers even more freedom in how they present and control content on our platform.

The first improvement we recently made was the ability to filter tracks by “type” (e.g. Original, Mashup, Remix, Cover, Mixtape).  This is particularly useful for services that are searching for tracks on our platform to help ensure that they are returned the track that they are actually looking for.

Even more powerful is the new Player API we have just rolled out. This lets developers not only easily embed and control the wide range of customizable Official.fm players, but also enables them to create their own players entirely.  The options are then virtually endless in how your music is presented.

For example, want to make an iPod-esque player… done. (Note: this uses some pretty experimental stuff so will only work in Chrome and Safari)

We really look forward to what you guys come up with. If you have any requests for the API, just let us know.

  • http://about.me/buzzedword buzzedword

    I’m trying to come up with a good conceptual application for mobile devices, and would love to utilize your player for it. However, the flash dependency kills the interoperability for this functionality. Just curious, are there any plans to go full HTML5 with this anytime soon?