Developer documentation

Drillster is an open platform — developers are encouraged and invited to build on Drillster's functionality to create mashups or seamless integrations with other systems. Use Drillster on your website to create a more interactive user experience or to engage your users with your content. Or connect with our back-end to upload content, or to retrieve progress information for your user base.


The easiest way to add Drillster's interactive and adaptive functionality to any website is to embed public drills as widgets. Simply include the embed code in your HTML and you're good to go. You can even put multiple widgets on a single page to group related subject matter together.

Anyone can practice any publicly available drill embedded on a site, whether you have a Drillster account or not. Users are encouraged to authenticate with Drillster so that progress is tracked, and proficiency can be kept up over time — Drillster's core functionality.

It is possible to create a single sign-on solution for embedded widgets by making use of our API, or by implementing a ready made integration.

Drillster REST API

The Drillster API offers fine-grained, full control to Drillster's core functionality. Programmatically create content, users and groups. Get full access to the practice functionality — implement your own practice UI on any platform. Get full access to your progress and the progress of your users.

The API is built around the principles of REST, and uses JSON as a data format. Authentication is done through the industry standard OAuth 2.0 protocol.