It’s now even easier to kickstart your xAPI iOS development.
There have been a number of new adopters coming on board in the run up to DevLearn and great new stuff from our existing adopters. Anyone at DevLearn is in for a real treat, there’s a lot to see.
As some of you may know, our friends at Float Mobile Learning, one of the first xAPI adopters, have been working like mad on Tappestry In addition to the continued build out of this innovative informal learning app powered by xAPI, there are iPad, Android and Web versions coming soon! While doing that, they’ve somehow also found the time to get a statement viewer and iOS library out there for anyone to use.
Even more exciting, they have released the xAPI Statement Viewer to the Apple App Store. You can download this free app and have some super geeky xAPI fun. By default it connects to our public endpoint here at TinCanAPI.com, however, you can switch this to be any endpoint you have credentials for, though.
As, if that wasn’t good enough, you will also find the xAPI iOS library used to build it at their website. You can download this code and Xcode Project and try it out with your iOS app to take the quick road to xAPI. The demo version of the library has a time limit for using the library as a trial, but you can also buy a static library that has no limit. This library and the statement viewer support the .90 spec, currently. According to Float, there are plans to update this library as the xAPI Spec matures and new versions come out from the working group. This library is available for free use in academic and research purposes, and for purchase as a static library for commercial products as well as full source code for enterprise efforts.
I’m not sure if there’s anything better than the community coming together and making toys for all of us to play with, but if there is you should tell me where to find it. xAPI truly is a community effort and it takes adopters like Float and the rest of the community to make it happen.
Grab it, try it, and send questions over. Both Float and I, as well as the rest of the Rustici team, would love to hear what you’re trying to do and help in anyway we can.