## What is Clever?
Clever's APIs automate data integration for developers and simplify the login experience for students and teachers, removing obstacles that hinder the use of technology in the classroom.
For developers, integrating with Clever's APIs means your software can be deployed in nearly any school district, with no additional development or integration work.
## Creating Your Development Application
The first step is to [sign up for your development application](🔗). By default, all applications are set up for an SSO integration (Clever Library or District SSO). If you would like to build a district rostering integration please reach out to [[email protected]](🔗).
Your development application is designed to be used with our default sandbox district environment - you will not be able to connect live district data until your application is [Clever certified](🔗).
If you are building an integration for multiple applications, please reach out to us at [[email protected]](🔗) for support in provisioning a multi-application environment.