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garym
2013-05-14, 19:02
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/business/media/google-set-to-introduce-music-service-to-compete-with-spotify.html?from=homepage

pippin
2013-05-14, 19:54
Let's see whether it's more successful than Google Music, Google Q and all the other failed attempts Google has had trying to venture into Music.

garym
2013-05-15, 03:24
Let's see whether it's more successful than Google Music, Google Q and all the other failed attempts Google has had trying to venture into Music.

+1

Mark Miksis
2013-05-15, 08:19
Let's see whether it has an api available.

pippin
2013-05-15, 10:11
Nah. Google doesn't even have an API for Google+. When you're Google, you're doing it all by yourself

Muggy
2013-05-15, 15:00
https://developers.google.com/+/api/latest/

Is this not the Google+ API?

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pippin
2013-05-15, 17:15
Yes. And all it can do is pretty much the same thing as displaying the web page.
You can't post, you can't create own services, pages or Apps, no games, no nothing. This is completely worthless.

Have you seen the Facebook API in comparison? It's like the difference between a real car and a photograph of the cover of it's user's manual.

That's what I mean: it's the type of support Google has been giving for all of their recent activities.
Everybody complains about Apple being restrictive, but with their recent service activities, Google has been much, much worse than that, they try to do the whole thing completely on their own and only bring in others "on invitation" and under their own control.

jhonsberger@msn.com
2013-05-15, 18:25
If their music service resembles the audio quality of their mp3 songs it will be a fiasco .

Google would send me free mp3 purchases and I wouldn't use them because the
audio quality was horrific .

mrfantasy
2013-05-16, 19:48
This looks relatively complete and robust especially considering it's unsupported:

http://unofficial-google-music-api.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

It's written in Python but that's probably not a dealbreaker with the right bindings.

erland
2013-05-16, 22:29
This looks relatively complete and robust especially considering it's unsupported:

http://unofficial-google-music-api.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

It's written in Python but that's probably not a dealbreaker with the right bindings.

There is a big difference between using an official API provided by the service provider and using an unofficial API provided by someone else that violates all sorts of copyright and license terms. If you don't care if your software stop working tomorrow, using an unofficial API might be an option, but using an unofficial API in an app that you spend considerable amount of time on is a bit risky. Using an unofficial API which violates license terms in a commercial app can obviously get you into legal trouble.