Spotify mobile app platform in the pipeline - Mobile World Live

Spotify mobile app platform in the pipeline

02 DEC 2011

Music streaming service Spotify’s app platform will allow developers to build apps for mobile devices in the future, reports Mashable. The platform – announced earlier this week – allows developers to integrate Spotify’s music library and community in their apps.

The beta versions of the apps released this week are for desktop computers only, but Spotify’s chief content officer, Ken Parks, told the publication that the service will be “everywhere” in the future, including mobile devices and tablets. “Spotify will eventually be ubiquitous, especially as more users want music on tablet devices. Based on how well the desktop apps perform, we are very open to the future,” he said.

Apps have already been created in partnership with the likes of Rolling Stone, Last.fm, Songkick and TuneWiki, providing access to song lyrics and the ability to buy gig tickets. These apps will begin to appear on Spotify in the coming weeks with a preview of the apps already available to download.

Parks added that the Spotify music store, which currently allows European members to purchase songs directly from the service, is likely to be rolled out more widely.

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