iphone music access limitations

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by liptonlover, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    I haven't gotten into iphone dev yet, but that's my plans for the future. I know apple is being mean and blocking access to certain things, but what exactly are the limitations to music? What information from the music collection of the user can I find out about/manipulate, such as playing songs, pausing the current song, switching songs, getting lyrics, all of that?
    Thanks! Nate
  2. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    Zero, Nothing, Not one byte of data!
  3. liptonlover thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    hmm..... <_<
    Will the music at least play even while your app is running?
    And if so... is there something to call to see how loud the device is being at a particular moment?

    To get creative, maybe if you have an app on the computer that works with the app on the iphone, and then the user can create a playlist on itunes and the app will find it, give it to the app on the iphone, and then you can use that music. Or something along those lines anyways...
  4. Garrett macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2007
    How does Tap Tap Revenge do it then?
  5. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    I'm pretty sure they're playing their own songs, not reading the iPhone's library.

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