Archive for September, 2010

Spotify Instant – Turbo!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

My quick Spotify Instant hack last week got quite a bit of attention, physician so I thought I’d revisit it.

When I was writing it, I kept having ideas as to how I could speed it up. Well, I explored one of those, and with the help of my good friend Adam Hepton completely rewrote it and the results even impressed us! (I would benchmark, but in the process I overwrote the old one with the new one.)

As a bonus, the time and popularity have also been properly formatted, and it now works better across a variety of browsers. Enjoy!

Spotify Instant

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Spotify InstantEver since Google launched ‘Google Instant’, sovaldi sale people are all over this search-as-you-type style of doing things.

So I thought, can I make something similar with some javascript and the Spotify search APIs? So I did: Spotify Instant

The idea actually became to have a keyboard-only search mechanism where you can type, tab, then hit return to launch the track in Spotify.

Obviously it’s never going to be as fast as something Google have built, plus it has to back off a bit to prevent going over Spotify’s 10-requests-per-second limit, but for the most part it works fairly nicely.

Since writing it last night I’ve had a few thoughts how it could be made faster and more useful, but I thought I’d throw it out there for you to play with in the mean time. Forgive the lack of Popularity/song length formatting 🙂