I originally asked this on StackOverflow, but was told it wasn't appropriate for SO and was told to ask it here instead see original question. If it's still not in the right place, I apologise.
As a blind music fan, I've always wanted an accessible version of Spotify. The desktop offerings for Spotify have lacked a little (to put it charitably) in terms of accessibility. A while back, I wondered if I could hook into an API and write my own accessible front end to Spotify to aleviate this, but couldn't find anything. Recently, though, someone pointed me in the direction of Libspotify, and now I'm planning on using it.
I guess I have a few questions before I start my project that I hope you'll be able to help me with. I have read the readme but I still want to know a couple of things.
Firstly, has this already been done? I've been power-googling away and have found no accessibility boasting or focused desktop clients to date.
Second, are there any hidden rules about house-styles, etc? It's entirely possible I may go for a windowless interface, similar to another accessibility-focused app, The Qube, though I'm twoing and throwing about that one. I'm interested to know how this will effect it. I've read the readme and it points me to a small text file that I should include somewhere in the app, which is fair enough. Anything else?
Finally, are there any pitfalls I should consider?
I know there are blind people that share my desire to have access to Spotify, I think this is best illustrated by half an episode on BBC Radio 4's blindness related podcast In Touch read full transcript. This seems like a wortwhile project to me, but if it's doomed from the start, I'd rather find out now.
Thank you for your time and I hope this isn't too wordy an intro to my problem.