The SoundCloud Java library created by Darius Morawiec aims to simplify the access to the API capabilities of sounds, users, and sets. Resources include dependencies, usage with API, REST, GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE, examples, and processing. The author suggests that the service of Apigee is optimum to learn and test the official SoundCloud API.
Last week's launch of Google Drive, a cloud-based platform offering 5GB of free storage, may have been big news, but perhaps bigger was the simultaneous launch of an associated Drive API and several Drive-enabled apps in the Chrome Web Store. The move implies that Drive is not just another Google product, but a step toward creating a larger ecosystem of online apps backed by Google services.
FinancialForce.com, focused on building cloud based business applications on the Force.com platform, has released an API for its accounting application (i.e. The FinancialForce Accounting API). The API gives access to the entire suite of accounting tools available through the accounting platform (e.g. cash management, reporting and dashboards, ordering and billing, etc.). Although FinancialForce.com built the application with Force.com, and the target audience began with Force.com developers, the application has been integrated with many platforms and APIs (e.g. Google Apps, Basecamp, Facebook, PayPal, etc.)
In January, OnStar announced an API would allow third party developers to integrate their applications with OnStar's platform. Last week, General Motors announced its first partner for API integration: RelayRides. RelayRides is "[t]he world's largest peer to peer carsharing marketplace." The partnership with GM allows OnStar users to leave their keys in their cars when renting a car to a fellow RelayRider. The renter can then unlock the car with a smartphone app or by responding to a text message.