Spotify wants to be a music platform, if not THE music platform. Today they announced the launch of Spotify Platform which is nothing else that allowing third party apps to tap into Spotify's API for different purposes.
On stage today, Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek show apps from the Rolling Stones, which gives Spotify users an editorial voice to music and also playlists curated by the Rolling Stones staff. It also showed apps from Last.fm and TuneWiki. Other apps included in the first generation of the platform are:
- The Guardian
- We Are Hunted
Three apps will be available regionally:
- Tunigo in Sweden
- Gaffa in Denmark
- Dagbladet in Norway
Clearly Spotify wants to be the place to go for everything that has to do with music. Incorporating third party apps that can contribute to the music experience certainly is a great place to start.
We will let you know how it goes when we get our hands on those apps.