The MixRadio C# SDK is compatible with Windows Phone 8, Window 8 and .Net Portable Class Library apps. The SDK will power 'launchers' that interact within a 3rd party app, as well as an API to retrieve song data. Nokia MixRadio is a free music streaming service that allows listeners to create personalized radio stations by rating songs positively or negatively. Over time, the service learns what the listener prefers and adapts. Users can start by creating their own mixes using their favorite artists or by using mixes that have already been put together by Nokia MixRadio's music experts. The Nokia MixRadio APIs allow users to integrate the service's music discovery and music information retrieval services into their own applications.
Some exciting media API news this week as National Public Radio (NPR) has announced that it will release a public API in the coming days. NPR, an internationally acclaimed media production and distribution non-profit, is best known for a wide array of non-commercial radio programs.
There's been some great new music mashups coming down the pipe lately. We'll highlight some of the better ones below, including a music search engine, local music events, lyrics lookup, a Spotify video playlist app (yes, there's a Spotify API) and a fun "name that tune" game. The most popular music API, the Last.fm API, is featured multiple times, as is the YouTube API, which has become a favorite of music mashups.