Today in APIs: Relias Learning Adopts the Tin Can API

Relias Learning uses the Tin Can API for its training Platform. SOA Software adds features for API innovation. Plus: How to maintain security with the Internet of Things, and Xignite offers lessons in designing Fintech APIs.

Relias Learning Nabs the Tin Can API to Extend Features

The Tin Can API from Rustic Software gathers learning data (from students and trainees) across many platforms to make it quantifiable, sharable and trackable. The latest learning management system release (LMS) from Relias Learning incorporates the Tin Can API to enhance mobile and tablet experiences, among other improvements. Relias Learning, a corporate training company, helps companies and their employees in a range of industries, from senior care to corrections/law enforcement, to people working with those that have developmental disabilities.

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As Jim Triandiflou, CEO of Relias Learning stated, the API adoption extends their capabilities:

Supporting the Tin Can API ensures our customers and their employees have the most advanced mobile learning capabilities and the ability to leverage the latest and greatest in adult learning tools and techniques. To provide our customers with the best LMS and content to meet their needs, Relias continues to invest millions of dollars in new solutions every year to support new, long-term growth opportunities.

In addition to enhancing mobile, the API provides off-line learning that can be synched once back online, advanced support for team based learning, and simulations between instructors and multiple learners.

SOA Software Presents New API Catalog to Spur Innovation

In Integration Developer News Vance McCarthy cites Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software as pointing out that this new API Catalog will provide a span unthinkable with legacy systems:

Architecturally, SOA Software’s design of the Enterprise API catalog add-on for its API Management Platform combines the collaborative, open practices of external API portals with features needed by enterprise devs -- search, controlled visibility, selective provisioning, and security, he added. It also makes it easier for enterprise devs to publish their internal APIs in a searchable catalog. In addition, services can be imported directly into the API catalog from existing repositories, [Farquharson] added.

The catalog provides a number of new features, from being search index driven to offering flexible API and service types. It has extensive security management, API and app lifecycle management and closed loop operations and auditing. And it offers subscriptions to external APIs once, where the enterprise can then use it internally with multiple devs.

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