Rob Mowery has been an active user, developer and advocate for Ning going back almost all the way to our launch late last year. Not only has he created a whole load of Apps, but he regularly sends us great tips about the new technologies we should be investigating. I spoke to him about his many and varied apps, music-teaching software and what he’d like to see Ning do next.
PHP Community is the new home for a friendly and varied bunch of PHP coders who’ve been floating around together on the net for a while. In the past they’ve written their own magazine and hosted blogs; now they’re checking out Ning and our Group App as a replacement for their old site.
Shortly after Ning debuted in October, one user-created app rapidly established itself as the most popular on the system. That it took several months to unseat it was not a major surprise. Girl On Girl mixes the addictive simplicity of This Or That with several hundred female celebrities, but it doesn’t end there. As well as being Ning’s first big user-created hit, it was also the first Ning App to be heavily customized by its owner.
As we’ve taken you through Ning’s latest features, we’ve repeatedly said that your Ning App is 100% programmable. What we mean is that if you want control, you’ve got it. The Apps we’ve created are varied and full-featured enough that most people clone, customize and use them happily without ever needing to dive into code.