Developers who provide the ability to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music, or other services, are reportedly being told their access to the Spotify SDK will be revoked.
As it continues to say Apple “threatens our collective freedoms to listen, create, and connect,” Spotify has allegedly begun notifying developers that they can no longer transfer playlists to other services. SongShift reports that it has been told to cease such transfers or risk losing access to the Spotify SDK.
“The Spotify Developer Platform Team reached out and let us know we’d need to remove transferring from their service to a competing music service or have our API access revoked due to TOS [terms of service] violation,” announced SongShift in a blog post.
“While this is not the news we wanted to hear, we respect their decision,” it continued. As of the next release, SongShift v5.1.2, Spotify transfers will end. “This update is a painful one to push out to you all. We hope to continue to be of help with all your other music transferring needs.”
Spotify has yet to comment publicly, and it is unclear why it would be enforcing this contractual condition now when its developer agreement has forbidden it since at least 2018. “Do not transfer Spotify Content… to another music service that competes with Spotify or the Spotify Service,” says Spotify’s developer agreement.
However, while SongShift appears to be the only developer to have formally announced this requirement, others seem to be preparing for it. A Google search on “Spotify Transfers,” for instance, reveals a similar notice from the TuneMyMusic service — although that same notice cannot currently be found on the company’s website.
Also, similar service FreeYourMusic said on Twitter that it will continue to do so, as “we use a different method
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After the announcement of Mini App store to fight against the monopoly orchestrated by Google in its Play Store, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma on Thursday announced INR 10 crore investment fund for mini app developers at a virtual conference.
The developer conference also had Vishal Gondal, founder and chief operating officer, GOQUii, Anand Lunia, general partner at India Quotient, Rajesh Swahney of GSF Accelerator and Murugavel Janakiraman of Matrinomy.com as speakers. Around 5,000 developers registered for the virtual conference.
The latest development has been by and large welcomed by the Indian startup ecosystem, which has been up in arms about Google’s Play Store policies.
However, after facing backlash, Google has decided to extend its deadline for Indian app developers to comply with its play billing system to April 2022 from the original date of September 2021.
The move to support indigenuous app developers has come days after Paytm was taken down by Google from its Play Store for violating the company’s gambling policy. Within a few hours of the move, Google had restored the Paytm app on the Play Store, but Vijay Shekhar Sharma, has since then gone on record multiple times expressing his discontent with Google’s high-handed behavior of abusing its monopoly over the Indian internet ecosystem.
Many other prominent Indian entrepreneurs, including arch-rival PhonePe’s founder Sameer Nigam, have also come out in support of Paytm’s fight against Google.
Following this Paytm launched its own Mini App Store. Mini apps are a custom-built mobile
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