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What happens after you submit an App?

We here at Ning thought it would be useful to let you know a bit about the policy and usability processes we have in place to review your Apps. These processes are in place to ensure you are putting your best foot forward to in providing a quality product for all of our 1.4 million Ning Networks and 30 million members.

What happens after you submit your App? You may find the following article useful:…


Added by Ernie H. on September 7, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

Ning Apps Documentation v1.0.6 Released!

A new iteration of the Ning Apps documentation has been uploaded, with the following items:

  • Sandboxes must now be created by contacting the Ning Help Center.
  • Removed ning.main view, UserPrefs and EnumValues sections.
  • Added a section explaining that Network Creators and Admins can display or hide all profile views to members.

To download a PDF of the newest version of the Ning Apps documentation,… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on August 17, 2009 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Ning Apps to launch in early September

(Note: This is a re-post of Nick's post on the Ning Blog. Please direct any particular feedback there so we can manage responses more efficiently. Thanks!)

We are excited to announce that Ning Apps will debut in early September!

When you create a Ning Network around a specific interest or passion, you need a diverse feature set that allows you to be creative and… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on August 11, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Updating the Latest Activity Stream in Your Ning App

Having a Ning App write to the activity stream (using opensocial.requestCreateActivity) is the most effective way to drive visibility and traffic to your application directly from the main page of a social network.

We can see opensocial.requestCreateActivity in action by using the OpenSocial Dev App tool; you can install the OpenSocial Dev App tool on a Ning Apps sandbox by going to to add an XML file manually (replacing… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on August 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Another Update on Ning Apps

Hi everyone,

After a private beta period and some extensive performance and feature analysis, we're currently planning to make Ning Apps available to all social networks on Ning in mid-August. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we finalize the last of our product testing and development, and will follow-up as the date gets closer with more specific information.

- Ernie

Added by Ernie H. on July 14, 2009 at 12:07pm — 12 Comments

Ning Apps Documentation v1.0.5 Released!

A new iteration of the Ning Apps documentation has been uploaded, with the following items:

  • Added section "What Ning Apps Can and Can Not Do"
  • Further clarified the section "UserPrefs and EnumValues" -- UserPrefs are unavailable in the Profile or Canvas View.
  • All Ning Apps titles should have a maximum length of 24 characters.
  • Fixed a broken PNG file related to the subnavigation.
  • Added…

Added by Ernie H. on July 7, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Ning Apps Documentation v1.0.4 Released!

A new iteration of the Ning Apps documentation has been uploaded, with the following items:

  • Added section "Getting Ning Container-Specific information with ning.core.AppStatus"
  • Changed XML sample for section "Navigating Between Views and Passing Parameter Information"
  • Added content for the section "UserPrefs and EnumValues"
  • author_email in the ModulePrefs header is now accessible to Network Creators in the Ning Apps Directory; the "What you MUST…

Added by Ernie H. on May 26, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

E-commerce business

Do you have an e-commerce Business programming software build-in in social networking site
If people want to create there own business in e-commerce
with shopping cart and post there on products and categories.

if you have how much the rate for unlimited products item to be posted.
and I need info. for other categories

I create one social networking account?
is there a limit to create another social networking account?

Added by Ferdie Perez on May 24, 2009 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Started playing with OpenSocial

I'm working on an Ning application so I started playing with OpenSocial. I have already created a few applications using the Facebook API but I like how 'open' OpenSocial is. Let's see how it goes.

Added by Alexis Bellido on May 24, 2009 at 11:34am — No Comments

An Update on Ning Apps

Hi everyone!

As you may have heard, beta testing for Ning Apps are currently underway for a select group of social networks.

Ning Apps is similar to Profile Apps in that they both use OpenSocial APIs to get data about members of a social network, but Ning Apps contain additional views to show functionality at the main page of a social network, along with additional canvas and profile page views. As Ning is unique to… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on May 6, 2009 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Advanced Developer Includes Marketing Skills

My page of this Ning Developer's Network has a comment on "Technology Information Systems Managers, Now you want Marketing!!!!!" Managing information internationally is a big job, as Technology Information Systems Managers marketing skills are more important than ever.

Most people that provide internet development specialize in technology. Marketing is not ususally at the top of the list of importance. In order for the internet to survive, Marketing is neccessary!!!!!

For… Continue

Added by Tres M. Scott, M.Ed., M.S., ABD on April 28, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

embedding Flash for home page

seems like an obvious topic, but I can't find anywhere IF or HOW to upload a .swf file or .FLV that I could have play video on my home page... I have a hovering video spokesperson that required embedded code with access to the flash file to give it relative positioning..

anyone that could help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Added by Jeff Swaim on April 27, 2009 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Dynamic Height Issues in Safari


I have height problem in safri browser.
height increasing with my content in application .Once height increase if content is less than that height also that height remain same .when i aply the themes that looks ugly.

Can any one help me on this issue.


Added by Raja Sapplica on April 27, 2009 at 2:45am — No Comments

Programer needed

I need to find a ning programmer to help with a website that myself and some colleagues are building. Check it out and see if you'd be interesting in helping us.

Added by zareth on April 20, 2009 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Seven Sides of Ning - Mixing, Baking, Serving

The resources needed to build a healthy online social network as demonstrated by the ning network philosophy are as follows.

1. Photos, (images)

2. Videos, (and audio)

3. Discussion, (forums, comments, and replies to comments)

4. Friendships, (membership)

5. Groups, (sub networks of friends and probable friends)

6. Events

7. Blogs

These are the default tabs in any ning network, the Seven Sides of Ning, the ning pie.

These are the… Continue

Added by Pat Jack on April 17, 2009 at 7:15pm — No Comments

The new Ning page is GREAT !

Probably most of you already visited it. Since mid-March, the Ning page is personalized. You open it either on clicking on Ning on the left of the upper bar of most of the networks, or on

What I would like to tell you is that this new page is much facilitating (by many possible ways) your browsing into the whole Ning, to know what happens in the most active of your networks, and to find new networks and new… Continue

Added by Pierre Tavlitzki on April 3, 2009 at 2:19am — No Comments

WTF Newest Changes

Why does Ning change things without notice to the site creators??? I had my site set up exactly the way I wanted it and it was easy for me to manage. Now I don't even have a manage button at all? I cannot access anything now! ggrrrrrrrrrrr The very least this network could do is to send out informative emails telling us what is coming up without doing them in a flash! This is similar to the chat program change which was NOT welcomed by my members and this change is NOT welcome by me! This kind… Continue

Added by Gary Norman on March 24, 2009 at 12:19am — No Comments

Tutorial Chat: As Mudanças no Bate-Papo

Soluções simples, mas eficazes, para não causar desavenças entre os membros de sua rede neural.

Basicamente, o uso do chat é simples. Aparece embaixo na janela do navegador. Você clica na bola colorida e muda de status.

Clique com o mouse no Icone Verde que significa que está on line e ele passa para Icone Vermelho, que significa que você está off line do chat, evitando que outros tentem conversar com você enquanto trabalha.

Se… Continue

Added by Ana da Cruz on March 5, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tutorial: Comunicação Interna de Membros


Soluções simples, mas eficazes, para sua rede ficar mais leve.


Devem ser usados, prioritariamente, curtos, pois ficam na página pessoal de cada usuário.


Para postagem de textos maiores. Favorece mais a comunicação, pois a pessoa além de tê-los na sua Caixa de Mensagens para leitura, também os terá automaticamente no seu e-mail pessoal de cadastro na Rede.


Added by Ana da Cruz on March 5, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Chat Feature - How can you stop this from constantly popping up everytime you refresh the page ?

I am the creator of my social netowork and I have recently added the chat feature, but it seems to be faulty. Everytime you navigate to a new page or refresh the page the chat window pops up despite closing it.

Can anyone offer any advice ?

Added by Oli Evans on March 4, 2009 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

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