December 22, 2009
Gracenote "touches hundreds of millions of music fans and TV viewers everyday. The Gracenote database is the largest source of music and video metadata on the planet, featuring descriptions of more than 130 million tracks and TV listings for 28 countries." Recently, Gracenote launched a developer program that opened its Gracenote API to the developer community. The API delivers Gracenote's rich music metadata to any connected app.
It's time to start shopping around for another API to search for deals, prices and reviews. That it, if you use the Yahoo Shopping API (our Yahoo Shopping API profile). On March 11 Yahoo's service will be discontinued, replaced by a "strategic partnership" that will leave developers sniffing for deals elsewhere.
How does the Web's largest ticket search engine improve its API? By giving developers easy access to more information, of course. SeatGeek recently made links to artists' Spotify and Last.fm profiles available through the SeatGeek API, and the company promises even more data in the future.