Famous online music streaming service Spotify has released its embedded player for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch named Libspotify9 and has made it available to the developers for integration into their music steaming applications. This component will allow the developers to incorporate third party music content on non-commercial basis using the spotify embedded music player. However for commercial use special licence has to be acquired from Spotify.
“Today we are announcing a great addition to the Spotify Platform. The Spotify Embedded Player libspotify 9 is now available for iOS.
We hope this will enable a new category of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch applications with Spotify inside and allow for more immersive music experiences within iOS apps.”
Spotify was only avaiable for Europian markets but recently in July this year it entered the US market and by 8th August it had already gathered appox 1.4 million users from the US. Spotify has currently a collection of appox 15 Million tracks therefore as now Spotify has made its embedded player open for intergration we will see a great influx of Music streaming applications developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. However integration with Android may also be in pipeline as Android has also a huge lineup of Market Apps available.
Spotify documentation and Objective-C wrapper are also available.