IBL Studios launched this month the BadgeOne.com website in order to host everything related to this new badging solution. In addition, it released an API that will allow anyone to integrate the BadgeOne server into her own applications.
BadgeOne is the first free, fully open-source, OBI-compliant, multi-language open-badges server. Available in Github since mid-June for any site administrator to download and install, this badge server is operable with Open edX and LMS platforms. It is written in PHP and requires only an Apache server and other standard web technologies.
The BadgeOne server was developed by IBL Studios, with GW Professor Lorena A. Barba in an advisory role, and with financial and technical support from edX. The project has its origins in the first integration of open badges in the Open edX platform, in November 2014.
Along with the badge server, IBL and edX have developed an XBlock that allows to securely connect an Open edX platform to the BadgeOne server.