Ning Apps

A spotlight of the various Ning Apps available on your network.

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All about shopping with ShopIt

We introduced Shopit, an OpenSocial application, in a blog post earlier this month. Find out more about bringing online shopping to your social networks on Ning, check out our interview with Shopit’s creator Troy Payne:

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Express it with Emote

Feeling happy? Tired? Excited? Whatever your emotion, you can express it with Emote. Emote is an OpenSocial application that lets you show your true feelings directly from your social network on Ning. Check out our interview with Raymond Chan, described by his colleagues as “the father of Emote,” who gives us the scoop on this fun application:

What is your favorite aspect of the application?
We love the fun icons in Emote; there’s always something to reflect your current feelings.

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In the know with PollDaddy

Find out what your friends are thinking with PollDaddy! This OpenSocial application allows members to create and send custom polls to their social networks on Ning. Check out our interview with David Lenehan, PollDaddy’s co-creator, to learn more:

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Around the World and back with Unype

Unype is the OpenSocial application that brings the world to your fingertips. Connect with friends from around the world directly from your social network on Ning. Check out our interview from the man who knows it best, Unype’s creator Murat Aktihanoglu:

How would you describe Unype in a nutshell?
Unype lets you meet and chat with users of all social-networks who are living around you. It’s like going around the world and chatting with the locals wherever you go.  We now have 250,000 users from all social networks interacting with each other in Unype.

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Express yourself with BuddyPoke!

Since its debut on your networks, BuddyPoke has quickly become one of the most popular OpenSocial applications. BuddyPoke was co-created by Randall Ho and Dave Westwood. Randall, who describes himself as the “Art dude” and Dave the “Engineer guru,” gave us some insight into their awesome application:

How would you describe BuddyPoke in a nutshell?
I’d classify BuddyPoke as somewhere in between a “3D Instant Messaging Application,” and a “DIY Greeting Card” app. But mostly, it’s just a fun toy for people to express themselves as a 3D cartoon and to do simple interactions with their friends.

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Check out Shopit!

Shopit, one of our new OpenSocial applications, brings the online shopping world to your profile page. This easy-to-use application allows members to buy and sell products and services directly from your social network on Ning.

Search by store, keyword or most recent item then shop away! Each item contains a full description, detailed photos, listed prices and a link to the item’s store. For sellers, adding a product or service has never been simpler. Once these are added, you have your very own online store on your “My Store” tab. To keep track of your transactions, all of your recent orders and offers are organized on the “My Shopit” tab. Talk about a one stop shop!

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