AJAX Music & Album Art Search

Enter an artist or song title

Kevin Henrikson
Kevin Henrikson leads engineering for Microsoft Outlook iOS/Android. Previously, he co-founded Acompli and ran engineering prior to an acquisition by Microsoft in 2014 for $200M. Before Acompli, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Redpoint Ventures, a venture capital firm for early stage technology companies.

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[…] Put together an AJAX demo using Amazon’s webservice API. Basically type in an artist name or song title and it’ll return the first 10 hits from Amazon’s music search. It’s using for the ‘Grow’ effect when the results return. the search itself is triggered via java script, and parsed locally. The result also triggers a contextual AdSense ad. Tried a few different ideas and seems an embedded iframe worked best. My goal was to make it work without a page reload. So to get an AdSense ad that is contextual to the search I needed to generate a url and title string from the query itself. Anything else seemed to lead to generic ads. I’m sure there are ways to improve on it. If you’ve got an idea leave a comment! […]

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