November 21, 2011
MixCloud is a combination of music discovery and promotion. It strives to serve the intersection of interests between listeners that want to find new and interesting music and artists that want to get their music in front of a wider audience. The idea is that you can get recommendations by following the music mavens of whichever genre you choose. Most people find new music through friends. Having a friend that’s plugged into the latest music trends keeps you jamming along to new stimulating tracks. Imagine if your friend’s knowledge of and refined taste in music were accessible by API. That’s what we’ve got with the MixCloud API.
Major U.S. music festival Lollapalooza is catering to hackers with its new Lollapalooza API and a contest. Even though music may be of interest to those who program, music festivals normally don't fall under our purview here at ProgrammableWeb. We're excited that this acclaimed music festival is making its data available to the public this year so developers can build applications involving their scheduling and artist info.
Samsung and the Tizen Association recently made the Tizen Software Development Kit for Wearables available from the Tizen developer web site. The SDK supports any wearable running Samsung's Tizen operating system, but that's an extremely limited number of devices at the moment, with just the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches filling the space.