SpotON radio has this week been launched for the iPad and iPhone devices and it offers a great way to listen to music on your iOS enabled devices. There has also been the launch of the Soundrop.fm app this week and believe it or not, both of these applications actually use Spotify in order to stream the music that you are listening to.
Spotify is a service that allows customers to stream music to their computers free of charge but they actually charge a hefty monthly fee for iPhone users to stream music to their Spotify app. The two apps that have been released this week actually make use of the Spotify API that was released earlier last year to be able to use the Spotify service to stream music to iOS devices. SpotON allows the user to actually type in an artist name and then generates a list of songs that are available to stream; directly from Spotify. You can actually save entire radio stations on the app as well which will allow you to easily get back to what you were listening to at a later date.
Spotify is not the only music streaming service to offer up its services through an API and in fact, the US based Clear Channel company actually launched an API for their iHeartRadio service last year. There are also a number of other apps that make use of API’s in the iPhone app store too.