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Create and Publish Your Own Apps Featuring Digital Badges and Credentials

Latest Release of the Leading API for Digital Badges, New Developer Portal Unveiled

Credly has announced the latest release of Open Credit, the world's leading API for digital credentials and badges. Also available is a new developers' resource portal for creating and managing Open Credit Appsand unleashing the potential for digital credentials.


Seamlessly integrate every aspect of digital badge and credential management into your own sites or applications

The entire Credly system is built from the ground up around Open Credit, a highly modular API built with an emphasis on performance, scalability and security. Open Credit is RESTful, fault tolerant, speedy, and returns JSON. API endpoints encompass the entire spectrum of digital credential management. Badges issued with Open Credit are compliant with the emerging Mozilla Open Badges standard, and Credly is the only system with complete two-way OBI support.

Version 1.1 of Open Credit now includes a world-class App management system for digital badges, the only such system of its kind. Using Open Credit, developers can now easily create, manage, publish and share their own unique digital badging and credentialing apps.

The only digital badge API you’ll ever need or want to use

The Open Credit API and Credly SDKs include the most comprehensive developer resources for digital badges and credentials. Interactive documentation is simple and a pleasure to use. Check out the rapidly growing library of Open Credit-enabled apps. And add, manage and share your own apps with a worldwide audience.

Thousands of organizations, sites and apps have selected Credly and Open Credit to unleash the potential of digital credentials and badges within their sites, applications and programs. Learn more about some of them and check out some of the featured Open Credit apps.


Open Credit has been available to partners and beta users since early 2013, and has received countless accolades for its ease of implementation, comprehensiveness, security, scalability and robustness. With the release of v1.1, Open Credit, the new developer resources, and App management are now available to everyone wishing to unlock achievement and share digital credentials.

Among the organizations using Open Credit are: educational institutions like the University of Central Florida (UCF), Georgia Department of Education, NYC Department of Education, and Deakin University; associations like EDUCAUSE, AAEEBL, American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the New Media Consortium (NMC) and ISTE; cultural institutions such as the Smithsonian and the YMCA; and technology platforms including Haiku Learning, Edvance 360, Janison LMS and uCertify. Open Credit-enabled apps also include integrations between Credly and popular systems like Eventbrite, Facebook, Salesforce, MailChimp, BadgeOS and WordPress.


Posted on Jan 15, 2014