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various fun tinkerings with the Rdio API

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fun rdio bits


  • A page that displays only the new releases for artists in a given user's collection.

CAVEAT: I am still just learning both Flask and the Rdio API. This is a totally incomplete scratchpad-ish project.


  • Hit up the Rdio Developers Site and see the how to get started portion. Register there and grab an "API key" and "API shared secret".
  • Get an account with Heroku.

Start a local python project like so. (I like to put my projects in a ~/Code directory. You can change that to whatever.)

cd ~/Code/
virtualenv --no-site-packages radiowut
cd radiowut
echo "export PIP_RESPECT_VIRTUALENV=true" >>| bin/activate
echo "export RDIO_KEY=\"your_api_key_here\"" >>| bin/activate
echo "export RDIO_SHARED_SECRET=\"your_shared_secret_here\"" >>| bin/activate
source bin/activate

git clone git:// repo
cd repo
pip install -r requirements.txt

You should be able to run python (Caveat: actually, you'll probably also need a local memcached installation to go with it.)

To deploy into Heroku: (You will need to change the app name from radiowut since I'm already using that one. ;) )

heroku create radiowut --stack cedar
heroku config:add RDIO_KEY=your_api_key_here
heroku config:add RDIO_SHARED_SECRET=your_shared_secret_here
#heroku config:add GA_ANALYTICS_ID=only_if_you_want_to
#heroku addons:add memcache # only 5MB free
heroku addons:add memcachier:25
git push heroku master
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