Spotify the much hyped about the streaming music service held a press conference in New York City to announce its new app platform. The new version of Spotify gives access to its library and community to 3rd party applications. Spotify Platform selected some great launch partners. Some of the early partners Rolling Stone, Last.fm, Pitchfork and Billboard. It should be interesting to see how these partners use the social integration between Spotify and Facebook.
To ensure easy to access in Spotify apps across all platforms the apps are built in HTML5. Don’t get your hopes up that much so fast. Spotify says that the apps for now are available for the desktop. Maybe, just maybe it will make it to the mobile world if these new apps are a hit.
The desktop app has been updated and apps are in there now. Although Spotify says it is open to all developers, they are still going to pull an Apple gate wall approach. They will approve all apps before listing them in the Spotify player.