I wrote a post in June of 2020 about installing this super cool application called
If you didn't join us in 2020, let me give you the rundown on what
It's an application that runs on Docker containers that poll Spotify's API to get information about your current listening, and then build dashboards around them. See below photos
How to install and use
You will need the below to be installed
Once these are installed, check they are working
Run the below in the command line:
➜ docker -v ➜ docker-compose -v ➜ git -v
You should see a similar output to the below
➜ docker -v Docker version 20.10.17-rd, build c2e4e01 ➜ docker-compose -v Docker Compose version v2.11.1 ➜ git -v git version 2.37.0 (Apple Git-136)
Your versions will be different, do not panik
As this is an application that connects to an API, it will need to be able to Authenticate to the API.
If you want to learn more about an API, go here
You will need to login with your Spotify account
Once logged in, click on
create app on the right hand side
You can name this anything you want, but it's reccomended you call this something like
Your spotify or
your_spotify so you know what it does if you ever have issues
Ensure that you read the T&C's and ensure you're not signing away your first born by accident
You should now be greeted by a page similar to the below
Click Edit and paste the below values in to their respective fields.
Should look like the below
The Docker part
Now that the spotify section is done, we are able to create the actual application
On your computer or server, git clone the GitHub repo.
Something to note, if you are on windows, you may have to install git and the git cli. Please refer to the official documentation
Open the terminal (Or command line on windows)
git clone [email protected]:Yooooomi/your_spotify.git
This will download the files to a folder called
your_spotify where ever you ran the command.
Open the file called
I suggest you do this in an IDE like Intelli-j or vscode (Or vim if you're hardcore)
Edit the lines below
- SPOTIFY_PUBLIC=__your_spotify_client_id__ - SPOTIFY_SECRET=__your_spotify_secret__
You will need to replace these values from the ones on spotify.
Navigate back to the Dev Portal, select the application we created, and on the left hand side, locate the credentials.
They look like the below
Once edited the lines should look like the below
You can now run the docker compose command
docker-compose up -d
-d runs this in the background if you were wondering
You can now navigate to
localhost:3000 and are greeted with a login page
Once logged in, you need to authorise your account to access the app.
Once that's done, you're all sorted!
Listen to some spotify and boom, now the page should look something like the below