Ning Apps

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

Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Start fundraising on your Ning Network

Earlier this week, we wrote about how you can use Ning Apps to add a store to your Ning Network. Ning Apps are also incredibly useful for driving donations and fundraising efforts. Hawks for Homeless is a Ning Networks that’s using a Ning App to help drive donations to the The Midnight Mission in Los Angeles:

Other Ning Networks like TuDiabetes and The Hoot Owl have launched similar fundraising efforts. Adding your own fundraising Ning App takes a few quick steps.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Add a store to your Ning Network

Your Ning Network can be a place to see beautiful images, set out on new adventures and connect with other members around shared interests. It can also be a place to make a little extra cash. Included in our Ning Apps launch from last month are several Ning Apps that you can use to sell products directly from your Ning Network. For example, Every Day Moms is using the Sellit Ning App to sell homemade crocheted gifts, directly from its Shops tab.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Mapping members and Tweets on Lost Zombies

Are you a member of the un-dead? Lost Zombies is a Ning Network focused on creating “the world’s first community generated zombie documentary.” Content uploaded to the network — videos, photos and written anecdotes — form the bulk of the member-generated submissions to the documentary. Lost Zombies is also using two Ning Apps to help track both the location of their members, and what people are reporting about zombies and the un-dead on Twitter. Learn more about how Lost Zombies is integrating Ning Apps, after the jump.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Upcoming release now slated for June 25

We’re pushing the release updating your social network’s Latest Activity and Chat features from June 18th to Thursday, June 25th.

Thanks for your flexibility and giving us the extra time to make it perfect!

Update: We’re no longer doing a gradual roll-out of member photos in the Main Page’s Latest Activity. Instead, you’ll see this change as soon as the release goes live on June 25.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Updates to Chat & Latest Activity are on the way

Next week On June 25th, we’re updating your social network’s Chat and Latest Activity features. Chat will now have multiple display options: you can give it its own tab, and choose whether to place it on the Main Page or keep it as a bar at the bottom of your social network on Ning.

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courtenay
courtenay

Come2Play Reversi

Come2Play offers another OpenSocial game, Reversi, similar to Othello. Two of their other fun games, Match4 4 and Chess, have already been featured on the Ning blog.

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