The Featured Discussion Board Post this week is NokiaMusic SDK for WP7 (Urgent), by Shai.i.
Shai.i wants to use the Nokia Music API in his XNA-based Windows Phone 7.5 app. From the Nokia Music API Test app source code he could see that WP7 had been supported.
One of the Music API team members, mmehnsr, was able to point to the WP7 version, explain its limitations, and give heads up of improved WP7.x support that will come later this year.
This post was selected because it provides useful information about how to access and use the music API for Windows Phone 7, and because it is a good example Nokia product developers working directly to support the users of their APIs.
Keep those interesting questions coming! That’s what a community is all about!
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The Featured Discussion Board Post this week is Missing-many-Albums by bswan.
The post’s author is writing a music app using the Nokia Music API on Windows Phone. The question asked why the API wasn’t returning a number of albums by prominent musicians. The answer is that the API returns results for content that Nokia can sell. Specifically, this means that an album will be returned when Nokia has a digital deal with the publisher in the user’s region.
Product management have taken note of the feedback about getting discographies from the API and will seek to improve support for this use case.
We selected this question because we think its great that people are using the Nokia Music API. Even though the service does not yet meet this particular use case, we think it is excellent that the question was answered so promptly, and that the feedback has been taken in by the responsible team.
Keep those interesting questions coming!
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