Posted by Chris @ 1:43 PM
I've coded another hopefully useful web page. This one is called Now Playing and shows you information about the artist currently being played on BBC Radio 1, BBC 1xtra, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.
I made it because when I'm listening to the radio I like to know a bit more about the artist. Have I heard some of their tracks or albums before? If I've no idea who they are what have they done in the past? How much can I buy their albums for, what has been released? What is on their website, do they have a website? Which artists are they like?
All those questions are answered by this new page. It is designed to update itself in real time with the current artist being played, and seems to work quite well. As always the best way to see what it does is to give it a go, and if you want more info about how it works, data sources, etc. then there is an obligatory about page.
I know I could have just hooked into a Last.fm page and updated it as the artist changed, but I wanted to do this because I can, you know ;o)
As usual your comments are welcome, but only once you've read the about page (I don't like time wasters). Enjoy!