Just over two years since its launch, Spotify is mothballing its Spotify Apps platform. Well, to be strictly accurate, it’s stopping accepting new apps, although existing ones will still be available within the streaming service’s desktop application. “Partners have been asking us for a cheaper and easier way to own a presence inside Spotify and developers would like more ways to integrate Spotify with their own applications. Pair that with the growing importance of mobile and we realized we needed to adapt,” explained a blog post yesterday. “As a result, as of this week we will not be accepting any new submissions for Spotify apps for release in the App Finder… Over the coming months we’ll be adding new features for partners in Spotify and expanding the features of our Web API, as well as releasing new mobile SDKs.” Disappointing news for now, although much will depend on those new features and SDKs: if they can spur a new, innovative wave of third-party web and mobile apps tying in to Spotify, it’ll be good news for the thriving music/tech community.

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