Proposed Webservice - More Artist Information and Related Content
All of the music sources MP3, radio, satalite and internet are lacking certain information. While MP3s can carry the most info with their built-in ID3 tags, this data is not always known or filled in. The information by the other sources is wholly up to what the source sends and what your hardware is capable of recieving/decoding.
This webservice will try to provide album art, album name, and other related content such as producer, year made, etc.. etc...
The webservice can also provide related songs/artists that the user may like, which could strictly be songs currently available locally or outside sources such as download websites such as itunes or amazon.
Secondary functions could provide related information about artist/album/song somewhat like how VHS's popup video functioned. Although the usefulness of this content may not be high in a moving vehicle.
Alone, this webservice would not provide much functionality, but paired with other webservices to either tag songs to buy or buy them outright on the spot will greatly increase it's potential. This webservice could also have high potential to suggest other songs on these tagging websites or to create playlists on the fly of local matieral based on current playing sytles.
Proposed Client Functionality
The client must be able to understand the returned data and display the data.
Proposed Web Front-End Functionality
Alone, this webservice will not have a web-based presence.
Proposed Webservice Functionality
The Webservice must be able to search for artists/songs by song and artist and provide the extra data. The service must also be able to suggest related songs/artists that match the user's styles and tastes.
Proposed Plan of Action
- Use any of the following APIs found here to provide the data
- Develop the common return datatype
Current Process = Outlining the exact scope of this service and functions.