Ning Apps Bring Unparalleled Choice and Customization to Today’s 1.5 Million Ning Networks Around the Globe
PALO ALTO, Calif., September 10, 2009 — Today, Ning, (www.ning.com), the social platform for interests and passions online, launched Ning Apps, bringing more than 90 new, rich features to the 1.5 million Ning Networks and 33 million registered users currently on the Ning Platform.
Ning Apps empower Ning Network Creators with a greater set of choices over the functionality of their Ning Network and ways they can increase engagement by their members. Now, with a single click, a Ning Network Creator can add a new Ning App and make it available to all of the members of that Ning Network in an instant. This means that with one small action, a Network Creator can make a Ning App available to 100, 1,000 or 1 million people simultaneously.
Today, more than 90 Ning Apps, give Ning Networks new functionality to sell merchandise or tickets; promote social giving and non-profit donations; facilitate member connections via video chat, mobile video streaming, shared workspaces, news stories and links; in the pursuit of that Ning Network’s unique interest, passion or topic. For a complete list of Ning Apps, please visit: http://about.ning.com/ningapps.
“This is only the beginning – people are looking for more ways to express themselves and organize around their interests and passions online and Ning Apps further extends the power of the Ning Platform as a way to facilitate that creativity,” said Jason Rosenthal, senior vice president of business operations at Ning. “Each interest, passion and topic across today’s 1.5 million Ning Networks requires just the right combination of features to realize its full potential.”
Ning Apps is based on the OpenSocial standard, a set of common APIs for building social applications across the Web. Ning’s innovative OpenSocial extensions enable Ning Network Creators to make Ning Apps available to all of their members automatically at once, inheriting the visual style and membership of the Ning Network. Prospective Ning App developers can find Ning App resources, including API documentation, sample code, and discussion forums at http://developer.ning.com.