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What does “100% Programmable” mean?
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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.

The difference between us and other web app services is that we give you the tools to do as much tweaking and building as you want. If there’s any feature in your App that you don’t like, you can change or get rid of it. If there’s something you want to enhance or add, you can do that too.

The new Ningbar with its customizability is just one feature in your App to control. Our URL rewriting tools and domain mapping premium feature give you total mastery over your App’s URLs. Our super-powerful open API gives you complete read-write access to content, user profiles and metadata across the whole of Ning. And with the full capabilities of PHP and Javascript at your disposal, with our own extra tools and built-in features on top, you’re limited only by your imagination.

You can find all the information you need in our Developer Documentation – have a wander through the tabs at the top of the page and you’ll see that it’s jam-packed with tips, examples and reference information. We also regularly give out useful nuggets in our Tech Blog. If you’ve got a question or have a great tip to share, join the growing community at our Developer Discussion Board. If you need an answer fast, jump onto the IRC channel.

I’ll say it again: you don’t have to write a line of code to create and run cool Social Apps on Ning. But 100% programmability means that we open up amazing possibilities for innovation and diversity, for a million ideas that we haven’t thought of. It means that we won’t stop you taking your Apps in whichever directions you want them to grow.