Apple removes software from other companies from Shazam

In a new update of the music recognition app Shazam for iOS, Apple has removed the software kits (SDK) from other companies.


In a new update of the music recognition app Shazam for iOS, Apple has removed the software kits (SDK) from other companies.

Companies used the software kits to offer their own services within Shazam. Facebook also used it to collect data, for example.

The SDKs of, among others, Google and Facebook have been removed from the app. These were mainly used to track users and map behavior for advertising, for example.

Apple previously removed all ads from the iOS version of Shazam. In the Android version of the app, the SDKs are still present.

Microsoft's software can still be found in the app. This is used to test functions of the app. It is not clear why these are still in the app, since Apple itself also has an app test platform.

Apple took over Shazam in 2018

Apple acquired Shazam in 2018. The app supports the music service Apple Music. Numbers found with Shazam can be listened to directly via the service.

REF: https://www.nu.nl/apps/5754255/apple-verwijdert-software-van-andere-bedrijven-uit-shazam.html