For years now I have really enjoyed the feature that lets you automatically set your iChat status to the current iTunes track. These days, however, I find myself using Spotify more and more. A while back I looked into this and found a few posts on how to do it, but it looked rather difficult. Today I decided to sit down and figure it out.
The script I came up works the best for me. I was looking for the status message to not only have the title and artist of the current track, but also a link that someone could click to launch that track in spotify. Something I might experiment with in the future is using an application URL instead of a web url. An application URL would launch spotify directly. They usually look like “spotify:track:trackid” I just need to figure out if iChat would still register this as a clickable link.
If you have a suggestion on how it could be impletmented better, let me know. This is my first dabble in AppleScript. I didn’t realize how powerful AppleScript it. I’m looking forward to future projects using it.
You can download the code at github.