Nike has launched an API for its new FuelBand wristband, which tracks exercisers’ movements and syncs data with an iPhone app. And it seems music is high on Nike’s agenda in terms of the developers it would like to work with: the API was unveiled at Backplane’s Managers Hack session at SXSW Interactive this weekend. The third-placed hack in the contest used the FuelBand API: it’s called Shuffle, and builds personalised radio stations based on “location, the sound around you, your speed, the weather, and other forms of data”. Second place went to TuneTweets, which harvests Spotify links from your Twitter feed and turns them into a playlist. And the top-ranked hack was called RequestLine: a way to text song requests in a bar or restaurant, again tapping into Spotify.
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