This library provides some a Ruby interface to interact with the Last.fm API. For the time being you can only get data from Last.fm.
First of all I would like to thank gordonbisnor for his Rails plugin on which I started building. I started writing this library as I was not satisfied with existing Ruby clients for Last.fm. This project is far from being complete and it is not well tested but works quite well for my current project. The reason for writing this library is that most of the existing clients were not Rubyish enough and were tightly attached to Rails. In order to start using this library be sure you have a Last.fm API key and secret key.
sudo gem install last_fm
Then in your code require it as
Load your configuration
Get information for an artist
artist = LastFm::Artist.new('Pink Floyd')
See the attributes for the artist object
Get an album of this artist
Get a track of this artist
Get an album
LastFm::Album.new('Bonobo','Animal Magic') LastFm::Album.search('Bonobo','Animal Magic') LastFm::Artist.search('Bonobo').album('Animal Magic')
Get a track
LastFm::Track.new('Bonobo','Silver') LastFm::Track.search('Bonobo','Silver') LastFm::Track.search('Bonobo').album('Silver')
Get user information
The only requirement is ActiveSupport.
LastFm gem was developed in a hurry and is not a full blown LastFm client neither extensively tested. Feel free to fork it :)
License (The MIT License)
Copyright (c) 2009 Panagiotis Papadopoulos & Jim Myhreburg.
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