ShazamKit lets Apple and Android developers access sound recognition

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Apple's acquisition of Shazam left the future of the platform in question on Android, but with ShazamKit, developers will be able to use Apple's sound recognition software in apps across platforms.

ShazamKit brings audio recognition to other apps
ShazamKit brings audio recognition to other apps


Shazam is a music recognition platform Apple acquired in 2018 and has slowly implemented into iOS. Apple has finally announced how developers will be able to use Shazam in apps and across platforms.

Apple introduced a new Shazam-based API during WWDC called ShazamKit. Developers will be able to access Shazam's music recognition software within their apps with this integration.

Though Shazam is known for its music recognition, it can also be used for sound recognition in general. Using the ShazamKit API and custom prerecorded audio, developers will be able to create custom experiences that react to audio.

ShazamKit uses the unique acoustic signature of an audio recording to find a match. It generates a reference signature for each searchable audio recording and stores them in a catalog.

Developers can target actions to those specific signatures, like pairing an education app to a video to cue when to move on to a new activity.

ShazamKit marks one of the first Android APIs Apple has introduced to the platform.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    BeatsBeats Posts: 2,444member
    Apple dropped the ball on Shazam. This was a HUGE app. They were Siri before Siri, Alexa before Alexa. Shazam had huge plans like TV show and Movie integration. I remember it was so popular pre-Apple acquisition that ads would often say “Shazam now to enter the contest!” Encouraging Shazam users to activate an event via Shazam recognition.

    Hopefully this news is Apple picking the ball back up.
    byronl
  • Reply 2 of 3
    byronlbyronl Posts: 106member
    Beats said:
    Apple dropped the ball on Shazam. This was a HUGE app. They were Siri before Siri, Alexa before Alexa. Shazam had huge plans like TV show and Movie integration. I remember it was so popular pre-Apple acquisition that ads would often say “Shazam now to enter the contest!” Encouraging Shazam users to activate an event via Shazam recognition.

    Hopefully this news is Apple picking the ball back up.
    yup, also don’t forget their AR stuff! apple shut that down but it was really cool and quite a lot of brands used it.

  • Reply 3 of 3
    byronlbyronl Posts: 106member
    weird and interesting of them to also make it available for android
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