A key part of Spotify is App Finder- its third party app directory for apps that reside and operate within its desktop client. However, the music streaming service has announced it is no longer accepting new apps for submission.
Spotify is looking to move focus to its mobile SDK for third-party Spotify integration and plans to extend its current web API. Existing apps that are API 1.x compatible will continue to be available on the desktop app though.
The company has decided to make this change to their platform as they are looking to provide partners and developers cheaper and easier ways to own a presence inside Spotify. Developers in particular also want more ways to integrate with Spotify within their own applications.
Over the coming months, Spotify will be adding new features for partners and expanding the current features of Web API as well as releasing new mobile SDK’s. They are hoping to focus more on mobile, as this is a market still untapped by most developers. Many are unaware of the possibility to integrate with Spotify for app development, so with these new features developers will have more of an understanding on how to go about this.
Developers should continue to check PreApps for the latest in these changes within Spotify and other important news in the mobile market!