SoundCloud aims to share audio everywhere. Creators of music around the world are invited to upload, record, and promote new sounds. SoundCloud platform offers an SDK to build iOS mobile apps and Mac OS X desktop applications. Along with the kit, tutorials and sample codes are available to facilitate the development process.
Decibel pitches itself as a leader in the music metadata space by citing a deeper and more accurate dataset than its competitors. The slick video (embedded below) on its site is quite convincing. Decibel claims to collect music metadata from all sources all over the world, including record labels and users, check it for accuracy, and compile it into the database. It’s ambitions are set high with the goal of creating an industry standard in music metadata, and why not? Someone’s got to do it!
Fhoster's Livebase API is a built-in REST API supporting HTML5, JSON and XML that allows users to create databases in cloud. Details on the API guide you through 5 steps. First is accessing a cloudlet. Fhoster defines a cloudlet as "A small piece of cloud just for you. It contains a dedicated MySQL database and everything you need to execute your models." The second step is accessing an application within the Cloudlet. Third is access a class within the application. Fourth is retrieving a structured object.
Cloud orchestration platform provider Engine Yard has released a new "Core API" that will eventually replace its existing API. The new API has been used internally by the company and reached a level of maturity and stability that made the company comfortable making it available to customers.