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.
As government regulators and consumers grapple with the extraordinary control and commercialization that Facebook exerts over personal data, and the extent to which Facebook has abused that privilege, a bigger question looms; what hope exists, if any for the emergence of a legitimate alternative?