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Featured App Friday: TVNNEL

TVNNEL

TVNNEL is a music-first social environment founded on the principles of progressive music culture. Their purpose is to cultivate community, while advocating music discovery and peer-based sharing. TVNNEL extends the Rdio experience into a rich social environment by connecting people based on album collections and listening activity.

To see more uses of the Rdio API, be sure to check out our API Gallery.

∞  September 19, 2014 — 8:00AM

Posted by Rebecca Stecker at 8:00AM in Featured App |

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Featured App Friday: re/spin

re/spin

It’s time to move to Rdio, but there’s only one thing holding you back: your precious, sweat-and-tears, hand-curated playlists. Worry no more, because re/spin can import all of your playlists from Spotify, Last.fm, and even XSPF tracklists right into Rdio. No fuss, no muss.

To see more uses of the Rdio API, be sure to check out our API Gallery.

∞  September 12, 2014 — 8:00AM

Posted by Rebecca Stecker at 8:00AM in Featured App |

Events

Recap: Music Hack Day Berlin 2014

Music Hack Day Berlin just wrapped up last Saturday and it was spectacular. One of the first Music Hack Days was held in Berlin back in 2009. Given the turnout, hopefully, we wont have to wait wait as long for the next one.

MHD Starts

The event was hosted at the Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator, an appropriately sized venue with walls covered in what can best be called "interesting" graffiti/art. Turnout was impressive with around 200 folks, 80 of which came from outside Germany.

Hacking started Friday morning, went all through the night, and ended mid-day Saturday. Despite the beautiful weather outside, the hackers were persistent! There were a number of great Rdio hacks making the selection of just one winning project quite difficult.

MHD at 3:30am

  • Commit Beat - Site
    Looking at recent commits, GitHub user names are compared to Last.fm usernames, allowing you to listen to the tracks fellow developers were listening to at time of commit. Just click on a row to kick off playback via Rdio.
    Winner, best use of Rdio API
    Winner (tie), audience favorite

  • Augmented Shuffle - Site
    A site that crafts an interesting playlist for you and shows the logic behind track selection. Augmented Shuffle Team

  • theRdioNest - Site
    Lets you look up artists and relevant info about them- bios, listen to top top tracks, and see related artists.

  • VR Rdio - Site, Source
    Displays the top New Releases from Rdio in 3D space using Google Cardboard. Lets you jump right into an album and start listening.

  • Retuned
    Highlights the best parts of your listening history and allows you to listen via Rdio.

  • Penultimate Radio
    A custom recommendation system that builds an evolving station for you to listen to. Penultimate Radio Team

    Overall the selection of projects had a good blend of software and hardware. Along with all the APIs available folks brought their own instruments, a Seaboard was made available to hackers, a game made, and a number of digital instruments were created. With great projects, great food, and a great staff it was a model Music Hack Day.

    Creative Hackers

    A list of all of the hacks is up at Hacker League.

∞  September 11, 2014 — 11:56AM

Posted by Rebecca Stecker at 11:56AM in Events |

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Featured App Friday: Shazam

Shazam

Relive your musical moments with Shazam’s auto-playlist feature, exclusive to Rdio. Connect your Rdio account to Shazam, and all of your tagged songs will be added to a new Rdio playlist called “My Shazam Tracks.” The playlist will automatically update with every new song you tag on Shazam, making it easy to relive an amazing night out, track for track, through the Rdio app.

Check out Shazam now in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store!

To see more uses of the Rdio API, be sure to check out our API Gallery.

∞  September 05, 2014 — 8:00AM

Posted by Rebecca Stecker at 8:00AM in Featured App |

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Featured App Friday: Recast.fm

Recast.fm

Radio is a popular way to discover new music, but the experience that comes with it can sometimes be a frustrating one; one of endless repetitions, ads, and interruptions. Recast.fm lets you tune in and listen to the playlists of all the radio stations you know and love (and a whole lot more), and to discover great new music as you do.

To see more uses of the Rdio API, be sure to check out our API Gallery.

∞  August 29, 2014 — 8:00AM

Posted by Rebecca Stecker at 8:00AM in Featured App |

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Featured App Friday: U Browser

U Browser

U is an innovative new browser that lets you control your music while you check your email, chat with friends or read the news. With Rdio’s app on U, you can pull up your favorite music on Rdio.com, and take it with you as you keep browsing. Volume control, album artwork, and play/pause/skip buttons are always right where you want them. It's called CrossOver™ browsing, and once you experience it you’ll never look back.

Check out the U Browser now!

To see more uses of the Rdio API, be sure to check out our API Gallery.

∞  August 22, 2014 — 8:00AM

Posted by Rebecca Stecker at 8:00AM in Featured App |

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Featured App Friday: Fathom

Fathom

A playful, immersive environment for exploring an artist’s “music neighborhood.” Each click brings new suggestions, letting you surf the music relationships for hours. How many clicks are you from your next favorite album?

To see more uses of the Rdio API, be sure to check out our API Gallery.

∞  August 15, 2014 — 8:00AM

Posted by Rebecca Stecker at 8:00AM in Featured App |

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Featured App Friday: Jukio

Jukio

Jukio turns your iPhone into the next generation of jukebox. Launch the app, start a party, then you and your friends can add music into one playlist. You can request from millions (yes, millions) of songs. No need to use your own library of music, Jukio will stream all the music for you.

Check out Jukio now in the iTunes App Store!

To see more uses of the Rdio API, be sure to check out our API Gallery.

∞  August 08, 2014 — 8:00AM

Posted by Rebecca Stecker at 8:00AM in Featured App |

Events

Recap: Outside Hacks II

Outside-hacks

The second annual Outside Hacks was hosted this year by Weebly and featured over a hundred developers. Everyone at Outside Hacks set out to improve the festival experience for fans and artists. Looking at the list of projects, I think it was a success!

Even before the hack day started Paul Lamere put together a JSON file of the Outside Lands lineup. This gave developers a jump-start on development by mapping artist names to the IDs of the sponsoring APIs.

RideShare won the overall prize at Outside Hacks with their application that helped fans leaving Outside Lands efficiently share their cars on the trip back home.

We awarded AfterLands the prize for best use of the Rdio API. AfterLands helps you keep the party going by showing you a map of the hottest after-parties. On your way to the party, you can view what music's playing and suggest the music at the parties.

For pictures from the event check out the official recap, Gracenote's recap, and Gracenote's photos.

Checkout the full list of projects on Hacker League.

∞  August 01, 2014 — 9:05AM

Posted by Devin Sevilla at 9:05AM in Events |

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Featured App Friday: You&Me

You&Me

You&Me is a free messaging app for couples by HowAboutWe. You&Me was designed to give couples a better way to connect and make memories, with media-rich features to inspire the kinds of thoughtful gestures that keep relationships fresh. Through a private account, couples send beautiful, custom- edited photos and videos, share music and enjoy unique features like secret photo messaging. Everything couples share is thoughtfully organized and stored within the app, allowing them to easily recall their favorite moments. You&Me is HowAboutWe’s first standalone app, available now for iOS 7 for iPhone through the iTunes App Store.

Check out You&Me now in the iTunes App Store!

To see more uses of the Rdio API, be sure to check out our API Gallery.

∞  August 01, 2014 — 8:00AM

Posted by Rebecca Stecker at 8:00AM in Featured App |