January 14, 2015
Single purpose API
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Music is what connects all of us together. Music Lyrics are one of the most searched items on the Internet and one would expect that the Lyrics data would be accessible via one or more APIs. We list 8 Lyrics APIs in our directory but in the past this has got into trouble over copyright issues. The MusixMatch API wishes to change all of that by giving you access to 5 million officially licensed lyrics.
YouTube launched YouTube WatchMe for Android, which is available on GitHub. The app makes it possible for developers to integrate YouTube Live Streaming into Android apps.
MySpace, the social network heavyweight looking to get back some of their old momentum is making a big splash with developers this week. On one hand, they announced an innovative, open platform for real-time stream access and more. But will that be overshadowed by a complete lack of care for the community that built applications on top of Imeem, the music service MySpace acquired and quickly shuttered?