Featured App

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 |

Featured App

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 |

Featured App

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 |

Featured App

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 |

Featured App

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 |

iOS SDKReleases

iOS SDK v2.1.3

Version 2.1.3 of the Rdio iOS SDK includes the following improvement:

  • logout will no longer delete all cookies

Download the latest release, checkout the getting started guide, and let us know what you think.

∞  July 25, 2014 — 8:45AM

Posted by Devin Sevilla at 8:45AM in iOS SDK, Releases |

Featured App

Featured App Friday: SoundTracking

SoundTracking

Share the music you love on SoundTracking for iOS, an app that connects to your Rdio account to play full-length tracks in a beautifully designed social setting. On SoundTracking, you can personalize your favorite songs by adding photos and tagging friends and places; discover the music your friends are listening to; see what music’s being played near you; and play SoundTracking’s Song of the Day, picked from emerging and popular artists.

Check out SoundTracking now in the iTunes Store!

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

∞  July 25, 2014 — 8:00AM

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

Events

Recap: Hack Midwest 2014

Organized by Kansas City IT Professionals, Hack Midwest brought together students and local professionals to create connections and improve the local developer community.

Hack Midwest 1

If the camaraderie wasn't enough reward, there were also plenty of prizes for developers to win, including a collection of Lego sets.

Hack Midwest 4

Here are the projects that used the Rdio API:

  • Racio — Site
    Compete against your friends and prove your music knowledge. Questions included: name the song, name the artist, and guess the release year. This project used the Rovi API for music metadata. Winner, best use of Rdio API.

  • R2DJ
    Crowdsourced playlist with the ability to vote on tracks with your Pebble watch.

  • Team Chausage
    Let the party be the DJ with this collaborative jukebox. The team planned to use the Simplify API to let you attach money to your votes, giving them more weight, but ran out of time.

Hack Midwest 2

∞  July 24, 2014 — 1:25PM

Posted by Devin Sevilla at 1:25PM in Events |

Featured App

Featured App Friday: cubic.fm

cubic.fm

Come together with users from different streaming services, share & discover personal playlists and reach out to people with similar tastes. You can simply log-in with your Rdio account, your playlists will be automatically synced, and available for anyone to listen to, even to users from different services. All your activity on cubic.fm, such as adding a song to a playlist, always gets synced with Rdio as well.

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

∞  July 18, 2014 — 8:00AM

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