Before Apple acquired in 2017, Shazam had made a fair name for itself in the music recognition business. Hear the song, but you just don’t know the name? Shazam had your back. After Apple acquired the company, this feature found its way into iOS and has been everywhere ever since.

At this week’s WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference, the company announced it will offer new developments Resource Utilizing technology that uses Shazam’s voice recognition tools. With ShazamKit API, third – party application developers can now build products that incorporate this powerful functionality. Apple told MacRumors that:

“Develop app features with music recognition and seamlessly connect users to Shazam’s music list. ShazamKit lets you enrich your app experience by letting users find out the song’s name, who sang it, genre, and more. Find out which song was matched to sync content with the user experience.”

ShazamKit documentation outlines how the tool handles audio for quick recognition:

“ShazamKit uses a unique acoustic signature on an audio recording to find a match. This signature stores the time-frequency distribution of the energy of the audio signal and is much smaller than the original audio. It’s also a one-way conversion, so the signature can’t be converted back to recording.”

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