I had the idea a bit ago to make an #ActivityPub version of last.fm/gnu.fm. And I still think it’s a good idea, and would fill a need in the fediverse.
But the more I think about it the more I realize that any solution pretty much *has* to implement the AudioScrobbler protocol, including its oauth1 authentication.
Which gnu.fm already does. So maybe I should start there? But gods DAMN I do not want to deal with that api.
@dconley hey, I was thinking about this too. It would be great to get a few people together to try and reboot or fork the gnu.fm/libre.fm project. I have a feeling they started working on AP support before it got abandoned
@dconley oh that's a problem then, I hadn't tried it yet or really had a look at the codebase. Maybe it would be easier to start afresh in that case
@dconley That would be much fancy! Last.FM scrobbler has a good API. so maybe that could work somehow to post Spotify usage to Mastodon.
@tobi welllll, I first looked into this because I hate last.fm's API. So that's my bias :)
It'd be relatively trivial to have a Spotify/lfm-to-masto "bot". I know people have done it. I was thinking more of a Pixelfed like thing where scrobbles are ActivityPub Objects. And you could follow it from masto, etc, like, reply ("comment"), etc.
@dconley Yeah but then you need a Spotify-Integration.. Well, Spotify also has an "open" API, but may be harder to do. Still, I'd fancy it much to have such a thing!
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