Spotify is reinventing itself as a music platform to power third-party apps. The music streaming service just launched the App Finder within its OS X and Windows clients, featuring partnerships with Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Last.fm, and many more.
Spotify announced its new app platform today in New York, and we just checked out the brand new Preview app. The new App Finder — think a mix between Chrome Web Store and the iTunes Store — requires the new Spotify client, which you can download here for Mac and PC. Is the integrated App Finder an example of "me too" app store-ism, or is Spotify onto something with the idea of using its music platform to power third-party apps? Read on!
On launch, you'll be greeted by a...
As rumored, Spotify is today rolling out new features at its "New Direction" event in New York that will let third-party developers plug into the streaming service's music platform. CEO Daniel Ek took to the stage to announce the first generation of apps, with partners like Rolling Stone, Billboard, last.fm, Pitchfork, The Guardian, and more.
Most of the current integrations take what is traditionally editorial content (i.e. playlists, reviews, concert listings), and weds it to the Spotify...