Last.fm is a music-listening service that provides recommendations based on user preferences. Rikki Tooley created an SDK in .NET language with the main goal to offer functionality beyond API bindings. This kit is supported in .NET Framework 4.5, Windows 8.0, Windows Phone 8.1, and Windows Phone Silverlight 8. A quickstart guide is available with installation, usage, dependency, and planned features. One of the future plans is to improve identification of poorly tagged tracks using audio fingerprints and the MusicBrainz API. Because music lovers can benefit from the improvement of this feature, Rikki Tooley invites other developers to join the conversation on https://gitter.im/inflatablefriends/lastfm
Directnic, an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar, needed a solution to reduce domain name search abandonment that could be easily integrated into the company’s domain name search platform. It chose Verisign’s NameStudio API, a smart domain name suggestion solution that helps drive registrations.
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