API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. It allows your software applications to talk to openbadges.me and its Activity Events Service.
The API is a service that allows an organisation to register activities and events into a database, define and apply custom rules to those activities and events that in turn generate outcomes and trigger actions, such as the issuing of a badge.
The API can be used to directly issue single or multiple badges to single or multiple recipients, without the need to explicitly generate activity events.
Succinctly, the openbadges.me Activity Events API allows you to issue badges or create events that will trigger the issuing of badges using rules that you define.
The API is only available to organisations on an openbadges.me subscription plan ('Teams', 'Embrace' or 'Enterprise'). Organisations on the 'Starter' plan will not be able to use the API.
If you are going to use the openbadges.me Activity Events API to issue badges or create events that will trigger badges using the issuing rules engine, then you will need a developer API key for the service. To get your API keys, go to the 'API' area located under the 'Systems settings' menu.