We have listed 219 Mashups for the Last.fm API . But we do have 189 APIs related to music. Ladies and Gentlemen, is it too early to declare the emperor in musical APIs? After all, one developer’s favorite API may be other developer’s nightmare. Well , judging by it’s popularity Last.fm sure is a sultan of swinging music APIs.
You can see all the extras built by the community at Build.Last.fm There are 49 tools for the Desktop, 93 mashups for the web, 19 social apps and 79 apps for submitting tracks (called Scrobblers). What exactly is scrobbling? Scrobbling is a way to send information about the music a user is listening to. A client is anything that plays music, such as desktop music players, mobile apps, websites, etc.
The Radio API can also stream radio- though it is currently limited to paid subscribers of Last.fm. All tracks streamed are encoded as 128kbps mp3 files. You can also review the Playlists API. The playlist.fetch method call is used to fetch XSPF playlists. XSPF is a web standard for sharable playlists.
Some small issues we noticed in the official beautifully and aesthetically designed API documentation-
Rock and roll! Music for all seasons. Just another API call away!