Audials API: Access the world’s leading content database for radio, podcasts and TV
The Audials API enables producers of entertainment solutions to expand their range of offers with minimum effort
Use the Audials API on any platform
Audials AG is a producer of highly successful and internationally acclaimed entertainment applications. A factor in this success has been that Audials applications run on all platform types. Starting with standard Windows PC and spanning across Android and iOS to purely web-based applications, all popular platforms are catered for. Others – such as support for car infotainment systems and smart TVs – are currently being planned. In order to realize this diversity of applications and platforms efficiently, Audials has developed the Audials API. With our API, content can be accessed with ease and convenience. The applications themselves only have to deal with presenting the content in a way that is optimally suited to their platforms.
The world’s largest radio database with 100,000 of the best stations
Our servers provide content which spans from the dedicated radio database, which contains all the most essential broadcasters from around the world, to important on-demand services like podcasts and TV shows. Furthermore, servers store and provide individual user settings, which enables synchronization across different platforms. What’s more, incoming data received from broadcasters is enhanced with additional information, for example, with cover images for music tracks. All of this while access to content is easy and efficient, thanks to a well structured interface and standardized JSON-based interchange formats. Another unique feature of the Audials API is the delivery of real-time information – every change of song on every radio station is recognized and registered with accuracy of within a second, regardless of whether the station is actually being played or just displayed in a selection list.
Interactivity possibilities with the suggestion system and real-time info
One of Audials software’s special features is its ability to search the database in real time for favorite artists currently being played. With continuous monitoring of radio stations from around the globe, Audials servers always know what is being played by which station. This feature makes it possible not only to display which stations are currently playing a particular artist as you are searching for them, but also which stations play that artist (and also likely “similar” artists) frequently. This offers an extremely convenient way for the user to find the right station for themselves or for the mood they want to set, a feature provided by the API’s functionality.
The Audials API operates on a scalable cluster server so that the overall system remains running and unhindered in the event of a single server outage. A second major advantage of this server type is that server capacity can be easily expanded with growth in demand and requirements. In addition, this means that server nodes can be located geographically separate from each other.
Our service for third-party providers
The Audials API supports partners’ applications with its well structured and easily integratable interface. With the use of licensed access to our servers, content can be integrated into our partners’ range of offers. Thanks to the simply structured API and our own experience in platform integration for iOS, Android, PC and Web/HTML5 as reference, integration for partners can be carried out both quickly and efficiently. It is also possible to make server infrastructure available or even to set it up at a customer’s premises. We are pleased to work with our partners according to their needs and find solutions for specific requirements, or to take on the task of integration entirely.
We will be happy to provide further information about the Audials API and its use. For questions and enquiries, please use our contact form