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  • Last.fm + Firefox = Fire.fm

    1 aug 2008, 04:32 av jorgevillalobos

    A few months ago, my friend Jose and I decided to take part in the Extend Firefox contest. One of our main motivations was that Last.fm was also sponsoring a new category we could compete in: Best Music Add-on. We decided to accept the challenge, and Fire.fm was born.
    Fast forward a few months, and today we're releasing version 1.1 of our add-on. Here are some of the cool features in this version:
    - Start artist, tag and user radio stations.
    - Start friend, neighbor and recommendations stations.
    - Control playback with Stop, Skip and volume controls.
    - See song progress in real time.
    - Easily access artist, track and album pages on Last.fm.
    - Scrobble tracks.
    - Love and Ban tracks.
    - Access Fire.fm's features from the toolbar, statusbar or main menu. You can customize it as you wish.

    There are still plenty of cool features we want to add in the future, but the success of this project depends on your support! Give it a try and see if you like it. We think you will. Here's a video of Fire.fm in action:



    Get Fire.fm now: http://firefm.sourceforge.net

    As for the contest, we'll probably know if we won by next week. * crosses fingers *
  • API changes via Articles RSS/New Web Services from June to November 2010

    7 nov 2010, 20:46 av tburny

    Hello everybody,
    I a a real friend of RSS and of Last.fm's Web Services. Because you can subscribe to the Last.fm Web Services articles very easily, I'll try to keep you updated on various things regarding the API by a few articles from time to time. This will mainly be about updates on new services or tinier changes, but I can figure out the one or another FAQ will be helpful, too.
    If you have anything interesting to share about the web services, either just let me know via PM or feel free to write a journal yourself. Please keep in mind I'm not a staff member, so this is mainly "from users, to users" :)

    In this article I want to start with the most recent changes from June to September 2010. (I will mostly copy and paste descriptions from dunk , so thanks to him in advance.)

    June
    album.getTopTags

    Much like the other top tags services, this one returns the top tags for a particular album. This makes the API slightly more symmetric.

    http://www.last.fm/api/show?service=438

    July
    track.getFingerprintMetadata

    Lets you look up metadata associated with fingerprints generated by the last.fm fingerprinter. For more info see the blog post at http://blog.last.fm/2010/07/09/fingerprint-api-and-app-updated

    http://www.last.fm/api/show?service=441

    November 2010
    unban/unlove calls, user.getBannedTracks
    Track.unban - unban a track for a user
    Track.unlove - unlove a track for a user
    User.getBannedTracks - retrieve all the user's banned tracks. Just the contrary to getLovedTracks :)

    Album and Track.getShouts
    Album.getShouts - get all the shouts for the album
    Track.getShouts - get all the shouts for the track

    Getting tag information
    Tag.getInfo - get information about a specific tag. Allows easy access to reach, listens and the wiki text.

    Correction services
    Correction services are now exposed through the API. Please do not confuse that with something like Google Suggest. Most corrections are quite trivial, like for Simon And Garfunkel->Simon & Garfunkel.

    Artist.getCorrection - Gets the corrected artist name
    Track.getCorrection Gets the corrected artist and track name(Example: Simon And Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa. Please not that, as for 7 Nov 2010, the "track" parameter is missing in the api documentation.

    The services below have an autocorrect parameter. If you want to enable autocorrection, set it to 1.

    Correction services for the below services are:
    - Artist correction for the artist and the album package. No Album name correction is made at the moment
    - Artist and track name correction for the track package

    Artist Package:
    artist.getSimilar, artist.getShouts, artist.getPodcast, artist.getImageRedirect, artist.getPastEvents, artist.getTags, artist.getEvents, artist.getImages, artist.getTopAlbums, artist.getTopFans, artist.getTopTracks, artist.getTopTags, artist.getInfo, artist.getGroups


    Album package:
    album.getInfo, album.getTags, album.getBuylinks, album.getTopTags, album.getImageRedirect, album.getShouts

    Track package:
    track.getInfo, track.getTags, track.getBuylinks, track.getSimilar, track.getTopFans, track.getTopTags, track.getShouts


    I hope you will subscribe to groups the RSS feed :) This way I'll try to feed you with the most recent stuff which already might have vanished in the depths of the forum ;)


    If you are more interested in the Web Services, Java and/or linux, you can also take a look at by blog, which can be found at http://burnysblog.blogspot.com. You might e.g. be interested in combo stations and Combo.fm or the new Last.fm Client :) Just have a look there, I don't blog often, but therefore only about interesting and useful stuff....

    -tburny