Today there was a lot of buzz about Spotify’s embeddable play button. There is a lot to like about it, but the one thing most people seemed to take issue with was that it only worked if you had Spotify installed and were in a region of the world where Spotify is actually available. So, based on the work we already did recently on toma.hk, @sydlawrence has now gone and made it embeddable too.
All you have to do is head over to toma.hk, enter a song and artist name, and we’ll handle the rest. Or just right click and track in Tomahawk and copy the toma.hk link. If the person that runs across a toma.hk player widget has Tomahawk installed, then it will leverage any, and all, of their available content resolvers (including Spotify) to play it back within Tomahawk. If they don’t have Tomahawk, no worries… it will try to match to a subset of available sources online so they can play it back directly in-page with no install required. Granted, those running Tomahawk will have a better chance of finding a good source for the song since it leverages more sources, including local and remote libraries. Plus you can do all sorts of other cool stuff with it inside of Tomahawk - like build a station based on that song, add it to a playlist, and more - but hey, we know some of you just want to hit play and be on your way.
You can see what Syd says about it over on his blog too.