|10,000 Sites and 2 Million Badges
2013 was a spectacular first year for BadgeOS! Since the initial launch in April, BadgeOS has powered engagement, education, training, certification and game-based experiences on nearly 10,000 WordPress sites. The growing BadgeOS community has contributed to three versions, ten add-ons, and several internationalization initiatives. Our friends at WebHostingHub, for example, contributed the Spanish translation that you’ll find in our most recent release.
A myriad of BadgeOS-empowered sites and apps recognize achievement in wide range of areas, such as math, science, job training, health, fitness, community engagement, and so much more. We are very proud of last year’s special projects, like the Dallas Museum of Art’s “DMA Friends” program and the YMCA of Greater New York’s “Y-MVP” app, which demonstrate the infinite flexibility of the BadgeOS framework to empower achievement recognition in so many unique real-world contexts. Together, the BadgeOS community has issued over 2,000,000 digital badges! This month we honor one of these programs with our inaugural “BadgeOS Distinguished Site” award.
In 2014, we will continue to release regular updates and extensions to BadgeOS driven by the needs and contributions of the community. You’ll see exciting new achievement triggers; enhancements to the submission process; and a few add-ons specifically designed to support museum and public library engagement. We will use this newsletter to occasionally keep you apprised of our progress and hope you communicate with us as well. Use the extensive developer resources to build and submit your own plug-ins and add-ons; nominate your favorite sites for recognition; or simply drop us note. We look forward to hearing from you in 2014!