German startup shut down its location-based music app recently, citing licensing difficulties and suggesting it might seek to relaunch using an already-licensed platform like Spotify (Bulletin, 6-Aug-12). Now a group of Swedish developers have beat it to the punch with Tunaspot. Launched this week as an app for Spotify’s desktop client, it revolves around attaching Spotify playlists to specific locations on a map (using Google Maps and Foursquare’s API). Users can also listen to the playlists (or ‘Tuna’ as they’re known) by browsing the map. For now, Tunaspot is desktop-only, but as soon as Spotify extends its apps platform to mobile, it may suit Tunaspot well.

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