This week we released Spotify 0.2.15. Nothing exciting this time, mostly changes in the backend and minor bug fixes.
- Dropping a link to a playlist, artist or an album on the play queue will cause Spotify to play future tracks from that source.
- History now shows the currently playing track as well.
- The shuffle and repeat button graphics have been updated.
Adium 1.3b2, a multi-protocol IM application for Mac OS X based on Pidgin now recognizes Spotify URIs and turns them into clickable links. You no longer need to bother with the workaround HTTP URLs when using Adium. Thanks, Rasmus, for the patch!
One application at a time, we hope, will add support for this. If you’re the developer of an application that auto-detects links, please consider adding support for the spotify: URI schema.
We have released Spotify 0.2.14. In this version there are a few visible changes:
- A new view has been added to visualize the play queue.
- Growl support has been added.
- The graphics for the tabs has been changed.
- The entire footer area has been polished.
- The area showing which track is currently playing has been moved.
- The white borders have been removed from all artist images except in biographies.
The Play Queue is a list of tracks that will be played before any other music. It can be used for out-of-order playback of tracks without interrupting the flow of the music. Queued tracks can be seen in white in the Play Queue view. The grey tracks are from the view that was playing before tracks were added to the Queue and illustrate future playback once the Play Queue runs out. Queue tracks by selecting “Queue” in a track’s context menu or by dragging tracks to the Play Queue.
Growl is a notification system for Mac OS X, that applications can use when they want to tell you something — in the case of Spotify, that a new song started playing. Growl is highly customizable — you decide what notifications you want, how they look, how long they stay on your screen, and so on.