Rdio Releases its Mobile API for iOS and Android to Empower Next Generation Music Apps

Developer Sandbox Demonstration Planned at Google I/O 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2011 – Rdio (www.rdio.com), the unlimited, on-demand social music service from the founders of Skype, today announced the public availability of their Mobile Playback API for Android and iOS. Like the Web Playback API announced two months ago at South by Southwest, Rdio’s Mobile API exposes much of the functionality of Rdio.com and gives developers the ability to create mobile applications that can search, access and play all of the artists, songs, albums, playlists, and top charts in Rdio’s catalog of over 8.5 million songs.

“Our Mobile Playback API is one of the first of its kind so we expect that mobile developers will be very eager to integrate Rdio into all sorts of new and innovative iPhone, iPad and Android mobile apps” said Todd Berman, VP of Engineering at Rdio. “Giving mobile developers a way to legally integrate music and its metadata into their mobile apps is a huge win for the developer community and for Rdio.”

Like Rdio’s Web Playback API, the Mobile Playback API is the most robust and full-featured music service API in the industry. It’s been used by AOL (http://playbyaol.com/), and The GRAMMY Awards’® MusicMapper app as well as Music Quiz for Rdio, an example application created by Rdio. It gives developers a way to tap into Rdio’s full catalog of over 8.5 million songs, as well as access several Rdio community only features such as the ability to see what’s in heavy rotation in your network, follow people whose music tastes you like, check out other people’s music collections and modify a personal collection or playlist.

To learn more about Rdio’s Mobile and Web Playback API visit http://developer.rdio.com/.

Rdio @ Google I/O 2011

Rdio will be demonstrating our unique and robust Mobile Playback API for Android devices at Google I/O on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10-11. If you have registered for a Google I/O pass and are in attendance, please drop by our Developer Sandbox at Moscone Center in San Francisco to see the Mobile Playback API in action.

About Rdio

Rdio is an unlimited, on-demand social music service that brings music alive by letting subscribers listen to as many songs as they want, anytime, anywhere, and discover and share new music with friends. Rdio subscribers build and share their online music collections from a catalogue of over 8 million songs and can check out the listening activity, collections and playlists of other users and influencers as well as see what's in heavy rotation in their network, top charts, and newly released albums. Subscribers can access their Rdio on a variety of platforms including web, Mac or PC desktop client, mobile devices such as iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile 7, and in-home devices like Sonos and Roku. Rdio was founded by Janus Friis, one of the founders of Skype and is funded by Atomico, Janus Friis through his investment entities, Mangrove Capital Partners and Skype. For more information please visit www.rdio.com.

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