…occur each day and measuring all of this activity across platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Facebook, and more, poses some interesting scalability challenges. Next Big Sound collects this type of data from over a hundred sources, standardizes everything, and offers that information to record labels, band managers, and artists through a web-based analytics platform.
Find your app.
Choose your device. It's waiting for you.
Downloading an iPad app from your Android phone
Click a link you found on Twitter for a neat new iPad app.
You're told to download iTunes.
iTunes must die.
StoreSearch: An app that lets you search the iTunes Store for music. Along the way, you'll learn how to write apps that call web services, support multiple languages, create pop-up detail screens, and build universal apps that run on both the iPhone and iPad.
RayWenderlich.com says that you don't need any prior development experience to use these tutorials, but even a experienced developer will find them useful (you can just skip the basic programming parts, and there'll …
Now that we have some background on how streaming works, let's play a song from our iTunes library. We can use a MPMediaPickerController to allow the user to pick a song to play. We will get an array of MPMediaItem s from the picker's delegate method mediaPicker:didPickMediaItems: .
An MPMediaItem has many properties we can look at for song title or author, but we're only interested in the MPMediaItemPropertyAssetURL property. We use that to create an AVURLAsset…