Nokia’s Music APIs (“Music APIs” for short) are a collection of web service and Windows Phone APIs that allow you to offer elements from Nokia’s Music service (as available in Nokia Music for Lumia) within the look and feel of your own application. We launched the API in November 2012 and have been regularly adding new features. Today we’re announcing that we’re updating the documentation as well with new content and samples.
What has been updated – an overview
- Updated Nokia Music API page with new content, including: How does it work, Explore samples, and Webinar: Using the Nokia Music Windows Phone APIs.
- Updated MusicClient class with new GetSimilarProducts method.
- Updated and moved Nokia Music API Quick Start to its own page.
- New example Nokia Music API Test App.
- New example Bands Around.
The MusicClient class has been updated with the new GetSimilarProducts method, enabling recommendations for similar albums, singles and tracks. Prior to adding this method, it was only possible to get recommendations for similar artists.
We’ve also updated the documentation for the methods added earlier this year to the MusicClient class (GetArtistsAroundLocation, GetArtistSearchSuggestions, and GetSearchSuggestion). The GetArtistsAroundLocation method plays an essential role in the Bands Around example application, and search suggestions are demoed in the Nokia Music App Test App described below.
In addition to the Music Explorer example that had been provided earlier, we’ve added more examples to the Lumia Developer’s Library to give you more ideas for using the power of the Nokia Music API.
- Nokia Music API Test App – a definitive example application delivering an easily understandable and comprehensive learning experience for Nokia Music APIs.
- Music Explorer – example application demonstrating the use of Nokia Music APIs together with standard Windows Phone 8 audio features to create an immersive music experience.
- Bands Around – example application demonstrating the use of Nokia Music APIs together with the new Windows Phone 8 Map control in a location-aware manner.
What innovative ways will you come up to enhance your Windows Phone application with the Nokia Music API?