Meet the FoxyScrobbler Developer

Why was FoxyScrobbler created?

I decided to come up with FoxyScrobbler when I learnt that Pandora.fm (a website that scrobbles songs that you listen on Pandora) was being shut down, as it's development had come to a grinding halt, and that the original developer had little time to contribute to it. There was also no such add-on for Firefox, while Google Chrome had a few.

While tinkering with Firefox add-on development and going through a few XUL tutorials, I suddenly had a thought, "why not support other music sites as well, instead of just Pandora?" There began my month long journey of going through hordes of XUL and Firefox add-on-specific documentation, figuring out how to extract song information from different sites, reading the Last.fm API documentation. After one long month of wrangling with these subjects, and after thorough testing, here is my first (of many, I hope!) Fireox add-on!

What's next for FoxyScrobbler

In the near future, FoxyScrobbler will support even more music sites, such as Google Music, Spotify, BandCamp, MySpace, Amazon etc.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Balu Vaithinathan
Location Madras, India
Occupation Freelance Web & Mobile apps developer
Homepage http://baluvaithinathan.com/
Email address
User since April 25, 2013
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars