I saw this post by Marcos P. who created an app for searching for song lyrics. I took it and added a few small enhancements:
- Download raw lyrics instead of html — saves bandwidth & time
- Better layout — I take advantage of Flex’s layout capabilities to make the interface resizable
- Partial match searching — If a song is not found, I call out to the search page in the lyrics wiki, and then parse the results. This allows to find songs if you don’t know the exact name, or miss a ‘the’, or to browse all songs by a certain artist
Many thanks to Marcos for giving out the source! It’s a great learning experience to hack on other people’s code that they’ve already gotten started for you.