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A Scriptable iOS widget that shows what‘s playing on Spotify
let spotifyCredentials
let widget = await createWidget()
Script.setWidget(widget)
Script.complete()
async function createWidget() {
let widget = new ListWidget()
let spotifyIcon = await getImage("spotify-icon.png")
widget.backgroundColor = new Color("1e2040")
// load spotify credentials from iCloud Drive
spotifyCredentials = await loadSpotifyCredentials()
if(spotifyCredentials != null) {
widget.url = "spotify://"
let nowPlaying = await loadNowPlaying()
if(nowPlaying != null) {
widget.setPadding(20,12, 8, 8)
let cleanTitle = nowPlaying.item.name.split(" (")[0]
cleanTitle = cleanTitle.split(" - ")[0]
const artist = nowPlaying.item.artists[0].name
// console.log("Now Playing: " + cleanTitle + " - " + artist)
// cover art
const coverUrl = nowPlaying.item.album.images[0].url
let coverImage = await loadImage(coverUrl)
let row = widget.addStack()
let stack = row.addStack()
stack.layoutHorizontally()
stack.size = new Size(105,105)
let cover = stack.addImage(coverImage)
cover.cornerRadius = 6
cover.borderColor = new Color("#1DB954")
cover.borderWidth = 3
stack.addSpacer(10)
let stack2 = row.addStack()
stack2.layoutVertically()
let spotifyIconImage = stack2.addImage(spotifyIcon)
stack2.addSpacer(10)
let shuffleIcon = await getImage("shuffle-icon.png")
let shuffleIconImage = stack2.addImage(shuffleIcon)
if(nowPlaying.shuffle_state == true) {
shuffleIconImage.imageOpacity = 1
} else {
shuffleIconImage.imageOpacity = 0.3
}
let repeatIcon = await getImage("repeat-icon.png")
stack2.addSpacer(10)
let repeatIconImage = stack2.addImage(repeatIcon)
if(nowPlaying.repeat_state === "off") {
repeatIconImage.imageOpacity = 0.3
} else {
repeatIconImage.imageOpacity = 1.0
}
// add title and artist
let titleTxt = widget.addText(cleanTitle)
titleTxt.font = Font.semiboldSystemFont(11)
titleTxt.textColor = Color.white()
titleTxt.lineLimit = 1
widget.addSpacer(2)
let artistTxt = widget.addText(artist)
artistTxt.font = Font.boldSystemFont(11)
artistTxt.textColor = new Color("#1DB954")
artistTxt.lineLimit = 1
widget.addSpacer()
} else {
// Spotify playback stopped
let spotifyImage = widget.addImage(spotifyIcon)
spotifyImage.imageSize = new Size(25,25)
spotifyImage.rightAlignImage()
widget.addSpacer(10)
let offIcon = await getImage("offline-icon.png")
let offImage = widget.addImage(offIcon)
offImage.imageSize = new Size(50,50)
offImage.centerAlignImage()
widget.addSpacer(5)
let playbackText = widget.addText("Playback stopped")
playbackText.font = Font.semiboldSystemFont(11)
playbackText.textColor = Color.white()
playbackText.centerAlignText()
widget.addSpacer()
}
} else {
// no credentials found
let spotifyImage = widget.addImage(spotifyIcon)
spotifyImage.imageSize = new Size(25,25)
spotifyImage.rightAlignImage()
widget.addSpacer(10)
console.log("Could not find Spotify credentials!")
let ts = widget.addText("Couldn't find your spotify credentials in iCloud Drive. \n\n Please tap me for setup instructions.")
ts.textColor = Color.white()
ts.font = Font.boldSystemFont(11)
ts.leftAlignText()
widget.url = "https://gist.github.com/marco79cgn/79a6a265d978dc22cc2a12058b24e02b#gistcomment-3469230"
}
return widget
}
// get nowPlaying via Spotify Web API
async function loadNowPlaying() {
const req = new Request("https://api.spotify.com/v1/me/player")
req.headers = { "Authorization": "Bearer " + spotifyCredentials.accessToken, "Content-Type": "application/json" }
let npResult = await req.load()
if (req.response.statusCode == 401) {
// access token expired, trying to refresh
let success = await refreshSpotifyAccessToken()
if(success) {
return await loadNowPlaying()
} else {
return null
}
} else if (req.response.statusCode == 204) {
// no playback
return null
} else if (req.response.statusCode == 200) {
npResult = JSON.parse(npResult.toRawString())
}
return npResult
}
// load and validate spotify credentials from iCloud Drive
async function loadSpotifyCredentials() {
let fm = FileManager.iCloud()
let dir = fm.documentsDirectory()
let path = fm.joinPath(dir, "spotify-credentials.json")
let spotifyCredentials
if(fm.fileExists(path)) {
await fm.downloadFileFromiCloud(path)
let spotifyCredentialsFile = Data.fromFile(path)
spotifyCredentials = JSON.parse(spotifyCredentialsFile.toRawString())
if (isNotEmpty(spotifyCredentials.clientId)
&& isNotEmpty(spotifyCredentials.clientSecret)
&& isNotEmpty(spotifyCredentials.accessToken)
&& isNotEmpty(spotifyCredentials.refreshToken)) {
return spotifyCredentials
}
}
return null
}
// helper function to check not empty strings
function isNotEmpty(stringToCheck) {
if (stringToCheck != null && stringToCheck.length > 0) {
return true
} else {
return false
}
}
// The Spotify access token expired so we get a new one by using the refresh token (Authorization Flow)
async function refreshSpotifyAccessToken() {
if(spotifyCredentials != null) {
let req = new Request("https://accounts.spotify.com/api/token")
req.method = "POST"
req.headers = { "Content-Type": "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" }
req.body = "grant_type=refresh_token&refresh_token=" + spotifyCredentials.refreshToken + "&client_id=" + spotifyCredentials.clientId + "&client_secret=" + spotifyCredentials.clientSecret
let result = await req.loadJSON()
spotifyCredentials.accessToken = result.access_token
let fm = FileManager.iCloud()
let dir = fm.documentsDirectory()
let path = fm.joinPath(dir, "spotify-credentials.json")
fm.write(path, Data.fromString(JSON.stringify(spotifyCredentials)))
return true
}
return false
}
// get images from local filestore or download them once
async function getImage(image) {
let fm = FileManager.local()
let dir = fm.documentsDirectory()
let path = fm.joinPath(dir, image)
if(fm.fileExists(path)) {
return fm.readImage(path)
} else {
// download once
let imageUrl
switch (image) {
case 'spotify-icon.png':
imageUrl = "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/Spotify_logo_without_text.svg/240px-Spotify_logo_without_text.svg.png"
break
case 'shuffle-icon.png':
imageUrl = "https://www.iconsdb.com/icons/download/white/shuffle-128.png"
break
case 'repeat-icon.png':
imageUrl = "https://www.iconsdb.com/icons/download/white/repeat-128.png"
break
case 'offline-icon.png':
imageUrl = "http://cdn.1001freedownloads.com/vector/thumb/98366/clarity-shutdown-icon.png"
break
default:
console.log(`Sorry, couldn't find ${image}.`);
}
let iconImage = await loadImage(imageUrl)
fm.writeImage(path, iconImage)
return iconImage
}
}
// helper function to download an image from a given url
async function loadImage(imgUrl) {
const req = new Request(imgUrl)
return await req.loadImage()
}
@therau5sch
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therau5sch commented Oct 15, 2020

Well I guess you could of course also make a larger widget (similar to the official Spotify widget) and then display last x tracks. I'm rather looking for the small widget and would probably just look for the latest one of recently played (limit=1). I'm also displaying the album cover only and in full on the widget. That way I'm getting - what I believe is a very nice design on the homescreen - but also some functionality (as we can open the Spotify App when clicking on the Widget)

@marco79cgn
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marco79cgn commented Oct 15, 2020

This could be achieved way easier by just caching the last played song and playing it until a new one is returned.

@therau5sch
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therau5sch commented Oct 15, 2020

Ha. Totally right. Didn’t think of that.
Larger widget with some recent tracks would steel be nice though.

@l2OTCEH
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l2OTCEH commented Oct 18, 2020

Running into an issue with code. States it’s probably expired. Any ideas?

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@deroverda
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deroverda commented Nov 17, 2020

Really cool. is the testflight beta version still needed?

@marco79cgn
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marco79cgn commented Nov 17, 2020

Really cool. is the testflight beta version still needed?

No, it‘s not. It works with the latest official AppStore version. I‘ll change the description.

@Narwhaluto2
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Narwhaluto2 commented Dec 1, 2020

When I do everything, then put the widget on my home screen, the widget says “Error: cannot parse response to an image”

@Asrrath
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Asrrath commented Dec 3, 2020

I have a couple of weeks modifying your code, to create my own version of the widget, but I would like to select 'play',pause','next','previous' as buttons with functions in the widget, only I don't know how to add them. I already add a function(play), but I don't know how to add more than one.

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I'll attach more screenshots and a video later so you can see the problem and if you like I can send you the code directly to see if you can make the addition of these.

By the way, I hope it wasn't wrong for me to take your code without asking to modify it.
Excuse my English, I speak Spanish, but I understand English a little bit.

@paulrudy
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paulrudy commented Dec 7, 2020

This worked for me before, but now when the shortcut attempts to get authorization, the web page shows INVALID_CLIENT: Invalid redirect URI, and the shortcut returns Invalid grant. Your code is probably expired! Please try again.

I've tried deleting both the script and the shortcut, but the problem persists.

Edit: Never mind. I must have edited the redirect URI in the app I created in Spotify.

@marco79cgn
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marco79cgn commented Dec 7, 2020

This worked for me before, but now when the shortcut attempts to get authorization, the web page shows INVALID_CLIENT: Invalid redirect URI, and the shortcut returns Invalid grant. Your code is probably expired! Please try again.

I've tried deleting both the script and the shortcut, but the problem persists.

Edit: Never mind. I must have edited the redirect URI in the app I created in Spotify.

Please go to your Spotify developer dashboard, choose your client, edit settings and enter https://example.com/callback as redirect URI. Save it. It should work afterwards.

@paulrudy
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paulrudy commented Dec 8, 2020

Thanks, yes, that was it.

@ellllie
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ellllie commented Dec 17, 2020

Thanks for the cool widget!
How do change the background to transparent?

@bcronk12
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bcronk12 commented Dec 31, 2020

Hey get the message that it can’t find my credentials? Also when I run the Spotify with workflow it says my client I’d and secret are invalid

@bford19632198
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bford19632198 commented Jan 1, 2021

I have a problem I copied the code and put it into scriptable and I get this message...
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How do I fix it ?

@hewaaa89
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hewaaa89 commented Jan 6, 2021

I have a couple of weeks modifying your code, to create my own version of the widget, but I would like to select 'play',pause','next','previous' as buttons with functions in the widget, only I don't know how to add them. I already add a function(play), but I don't know how to add more than one.

IMG_0709
I'll attach more screenshots and a video later so you can see the problem and if you like I can send you the code directly to see if you can make the addition of these.

By the way, I hope it wasn't wrong for me to take your code without asking to modify it.
Excuse my English, I speak Spanish, but I understand English a little bit.

Hey. Does your widget "update" work as you planned it? I am really interested in a version giving me the possibility to play/pause (etc.). Thanks!

@SimonBoer
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SimonBoer commented Jan 11, 2021

I have a couple of weeks modifying your code, to create my own version of the widget, but I would like to select 'play',pause','next','previous' as buttons with functions in the widget, only I don't know how to add them. I already add a function(play), but I don't know how to add more than one.

IMG_0709
I'll attach more screenshots and a video later so you can see the problem and if you like I can send you the code directly to see if you can make the addition of these.

By the way, I hope it wasn't wrong for me to take your code without asking to modify it.
Excuse my English, I speak Spanish, but I understand English a little bit.

How do you start the function „play“?
So how do you add a button to a widget?
Could you share your code so I can analyse it to maybe help?

@bcronk12
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bcronk12 commented Jan 11, 2021

I would like to see the next/ back button and play/pause button on the small widget! Is this possible?

@a672965727
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a672965727 commented Apr 15, 2021

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same problem what do I do?

See what I wrote under „Optionally“:
https://gist.github.com/marco79cgn/79a6a265d978dc22cc2a12058b24e02b#gistcomment-3470482

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got it! but look at the size of the spotify icons

I have tested all the solutions according to the author's reply to you, but it still doesn't work, how did you solve it.

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Asrrath commented Jul 13, 2021

I still can't get it to update fast, but through the spotify API I made Play / Pause / Next / Previous work.
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Asrrath commented Jul 13, 2021

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Hucksleyy91 commented Dec 18, 2021

I keep getting this #
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I’ve done everything correct just made the DEV account too

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itaysharir commented Sep 10, 2022

I have a couple of weeks modifying your code, to create my own version of the widget, but I would like to select 'play',pause','next','previous' as buttons with functions in the widget, only I don't know how to add them. I already add a function(play), but I don't know how to add more than one.
IMG_0709
I'll attach more screenshots and a video later so you can see the problem and if you like I can send you the code directly to see if you can make the addition of these.
By the way, I hope it wasn't wrong for me to take your code without asking to modify it.
Excuse my English, I speak Spanish, but I understand English a little bit.

How do you start the function „play“? So how do you add a button to a widget? Could you share your code so I can analyse it to maybe help?

Can you share that widget with the play and pause buttons?
Sorry to bother if you don't have these widgets now, but if you do can you share them?
Thanks in advance!

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