In this post, we are going deeper into the Dynamic Data project, looking at the Spotify dynamic data (library available here on GitHub and at NPM). Opening the library, you’ll see there is one type of data object: Album, Artist, ArtistRelatedArtists, ArtistTopTracks, Episode, Playlist, Shows, Track, TrackAudioAnalysis, TrackAudioFeatures, and UserProfile.
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About the data source
Spotify (iOS|Android) is the market leader in digital Music Streaming, offering users the option to stream audiobooks, music, and podcasts from Spotify's wide catalogue featuring millions of songs across the genre spectrum. The user can add any song they enjoy to one of their playlists. Additionally, the user can like songs, ablums, artists, and playlists to quickly replay them. AI recommendations are also suggested through Radios (a list of songs similar to the song,artist,album or playlist selected) and Mixes (a daily generated list of songs similar to a group of songs liked in the past). The app is free and ad-supported however, Spotify offers a Premium subscription service that offers the user the option to download music locally for offline listening, ad-free, unlimited skipping, and more.
Spotify has an API that grants access to its entire catalogue of audiobooks, music and podcasts, and the user’s preferences to that catalogue: saved audiobooks, episodes, music, playlist, genres, etc. These requests generate JSON objects that are then stored in an NPM package. The index file of the package imports this data object and exports it in a collection called “Data”. These mockup files make up the spotify-data package.
Models Generated With JSON Crack
The spotify-mockups package imports the files above and goes through each attribute generating artificial (new) data using proprietary functions, such as those found in the utils package.
For example, with the UserProfile object:
Use case ideas
Ideas to combine with some other data sources
Open-source data library
We welcome contributions and forks to this data set, and look forward to seeing what developers build in our Liberty. Equality. Data. Slack channel.
Considerations for next version/improvements
With Prifina developers can use the Dynamic Data Libraries natively in the App Studio to build direct to consumer apps where individuals can run them with their own user-held data.
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