You know those framed dollars you used to see in restaurants? Where you walk up to the cash register to pay, and there, behind the cashier is a frame with a crinkly old dollar, torn, written on, but displayed proudly? (OK, so I’m not talking Morton’s here… dives… places where they were so proud of the first dollars that walked in that they put them on the wall?)

Picture courtesy of Jake Wasdin

We’ve been in business for a while, obviously. Our first check from a customer has long since been cashed, and the money Mike used to get started was long ago dumped from a Crayola Crayon piggy bank. But this feels a little bit like starting fresh. The SCORM Cloud is our new baby. Yes, it’s built upon the SCORM Engine, but this is a new beast.

And as of now, the SCORM Cloud is bringing home the bacon. While we’ve been eating our own dog food for a while by hosting TestTrack on the Cloud, it’s exciting to have a paying client running their application against the Cloud as well.

Anttix was among the first to get in touch with us about the SCORM Cloud, and they’re exactly the kind of company we’re hoping to hear from. Go check them out yourself… Anttix is not your typical Learning Management System (LMS) company. They do many things, and they do them well, but they aren’t spending millions on creating the perfect LMS. They did, however, have a need to delivery SCORM training in the context of their application. The SCORM Engine might have been a good fit, but it requires a commitment, both development and budget wise, that wasn’t a good fit.

Jason, from Anttix, asked for an AppID and a secret key and they were off. Very quickly, with the help of the sample code libraries (ask for them if want to check them out), Anttix was able to import, manage, and delivery training in the context of their application.

You know what else is cool? Anttix is already running version 2009.1 of the SCORM Engine, and they didn’t have to do a single thing to upgrade. Cloud apps have certain disadvantages, but they also have some big upside, and automatic, transparent upgrades are one of them.

Jason’s kind words, however, are my favorite part of this story. Is there anything better than an unsolicited statement like this one?

BTW – Everyone that has seen your product is amazed. I look good just finding it!

Tim is the chief innovation and product officer with our parent company LTG, though he used to be CEO here at Rustici Software. If you’re looking for a plainspoken answer to a standards-based question, or to just play an inane game, Tim is your person.