Ning Apps

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

Kyle Ford
Kyle Ford

Ning Apps for the Holidays

With the holidays upon us, I’d love to suggest a few Ning Apps that can help make the season brighter, more generous and possibly even a little more fun:

SocialGiving
Help support those that are less fortunate by donating to registered charities around the world.

Ustream
Stay connected with family, friends and fellow network members via live video streaming. You can even use your iPhone to do a live broadcast of your New Year’s Eve antics.

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Kyle Ford
Kyle Ford

Quiz, Opinion and Top Friends for your Ning Network

Since launching Ning Apps in September of this year, we’ve been working with both external developers and our internal team, to create Ning Apps that add new functionality to your Ning Network. We’re excited to announce the availability of three new Ning Apps: Quiz, Opinion and Top Friends. Let’s take a quick look at what you can do with each:

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Create and customize a classifieds section with Listings

Listings is the latest Ning App built by the folks at Apps.IO. With Listings, members can create, customize, and comment on listings of various types. It’s a great option for introducing a “Classifieds” or “Jobs” tab to your Ning Network.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

An Interview with Apps.IO’s Benjamin Cavanaugh

From making it simple to post a classified ad, to providing a way to visually map members, the Ning Apps created by Apps.IO are adding new and interesting functionality to the Ning Networks they are installed on. Their newest Ning App, Listings, was a finalist in the Best Original Ning App category in the recently held Ning Appathon competition. Apps.IO President Benjamin Cavanaugh chatted with us about the origin of the company, the apps they’ve created, and offered up some tips for developers looking to get started developing on the Ning Platform.

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Kyle Ford
Kyle Ford

Announcing our Worldwide Ning Appathon Competition

Let the games begin! At last night’s Ning Appathon kickoff event at the Ning offices in Palo Alto, we started a week-long worldwide app development competition for the recently launched Ning Apps platform.

WHAT: The Ning Appathon is a week-long OpenSocial development competition with prizes for both original and ported applications. Judges include Ning Chairman and Co-founder Marc Andreessen, Wired Editor-in-chief and DIY Drones Network Creator Chris Anderson, and blogger and Managing Director of building43 Robert Scoble.

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Kyle Ford
Kyle Ford

Announcing the Ning Appathon

Following last month’s Ning Apps launch, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be holding a special developer event called the Ning Appathon at our offices in Palo Alto, CA on Thursday, November 5th from 6pm-10pm.

The event will include:

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