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Ning Developer Challenge Winners announced!

We're excited to announce the results of the Ning Developer Challenge!



The Ning Developer Challenge is a worldwide OpenSocial development competition that launched at Campus Party 2010 in São Paulo, Brazil. Carlos de Oliveira Caminha, Germán Gail and Mick Thompson will each receive a US $3,000 award for having the top Ning Apps in the Public Management, Environment and Entrepreneurship categories, respectively.


The competition began on January 25th with…
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Added by Ernie H. on April 14, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Selected Ning Apps now available through an Apache 2.0 License

Hi everyone!



For everyone who isn't a Ning App developer, this won't make much sense to you, but for everyone else, read on:



As a way to reach out to the developer community -- as well as show examples of best practices of OpenSocial based applications that are used internally within Ning -- we have made our Twitter Tracker and Top Friends Ning Apps available via github, through an Apache 2.0 License. This means that developers looking to develop Ning Apps for the first time… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on February 9, 2010 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

OpenSocial Documentation v1.0.9 released, now available as HTML

Hi Everyone!



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

  • Added ning.app.Field("DESCRIPTION") and ning.app.Field("TAGLINE") as a way to get a Ning Network's description and tagline
  • Added Twitter Tracker and Top Friends to the Ning github repository


In addition, as a way to try to make Ning Apps more accessible to developers, the documentation for Ning Apps - already… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on February 5, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

jQuery Meetups, Sponsored by Ning

jQuery - the lightweight cross-browser JavaScript library that is used on many websites, including Ning - has always been a reason for developers to meet each other in person, ask for development help or just as a way to network with other engineers. The jQuery Project now has an official page where developers can meet face-to-face to talk about the library at the jQuery Meetups page at… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on January 26, 2010 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Introducing the Ning Developer Challenge!

The Ning Developer Challenge is kicking off today at Campus Party 2010 in São Paulo, Brazil!



This month-long OpenSocial development competition focuses on applications devoted to Public Management, Environment and Entrepreneurship. Each winner in the Public Management, Environment and Entrepeneurship categories will receive a $3,000 (US dollars) cash award.



Read more about the challenge, or visit the official Developer… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on January 25, 2010 at 11:50am — No Comments

Ning Creators is Live: General Discussion is now read-only

Today, we are launching Ning Creators, a new public Network Creator Network designed to help you get the most out of your Ning Network. While the Ning Developer Network will continue to be the place for developers to ask questions about the OpenSocial APIs, Javascript and CSS that power your Ning Network, Ning Creators offers articles, blog posts, screencasts, updates on new releases and a staffed forum. Questions and discussions about… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on November 9, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ning Apps Documentation v1.0.7 Released!

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



  • Added screenshots of Tab Manager integration, Profile View "My Apps" screens.
  • There is no longer a need to create a separate development sandbox - just create a Ning Network. All references to developer sandboxes have been removed.
  • Added additional notes on Ning App caching.
  • Added notes on how to remove a Ning App.


To download a PDF of the… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on October 22, 2009 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Public Ning Apps Permalinks Now Available

Hi everyone!



We're excited to let you know that we've rolled out a public-facing version of the Ning Apps directory, complete with permalinks that can be used to promote Ning Apps directly to prospective Network Creators. It's available here:



http://developer.ning.com/ningapps



Here's how to grab a permalink:



1) Click on the logo of a Ning App… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on October 21, 2009 at 5:28pm — 1 Comment

Want to develop a Ning App? Here are some suggestions!

Since launching Ning Apps last month, we've received a lot of great feedback from our Network Creators about additional apps they'd love to see on their Ning networks. We thought we'd post a short suggestion list to help inspire you, our awesome developers.



Reviews - Enable members of a Ning Network to share reviews of restaurants, local businesses and services, electronics, movies, music and more. Or create an app that lets the Network Creator create their own custom reviews… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on October 7, 2009 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Introducing Ning Apps for your Ning Network!

As our Senior Vice President of Business Operations Jason Rosenthal has announced, we have made Ning Apps available for all social networks on Ning. You can read more information about Ning Apps on the Ning Blog, or find some documentation how to build your own Ning Apps here at the Ning Developer Network.



You can… Continue

Added by Ernie H. on September 10, 2009 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

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:…

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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 http://NETWORKNAME.ning.com/opensocial/ningapps/addByUrl 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.

Thanks,
- 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…
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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…
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Added by Ernie H. on May 26, 2009 at 4:30pm — 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

An Update on Network Applications

Hi everyone,

A number of people have asked about when OpenSocial Applications will be available from the main page of social networks instead of only being served off of profile pages.

We are currently going through a private beta period, but soon will make Network Applications available for all Network Creators. I'll follow-up here when there's more information to announce. Stay tuned!

Thanks,
- Ernie

Added by Ernie H. on January 26, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to add an OpenSocial Application on your own social network!

To add an Application, click on the "Add Applications" link that appears in the left column of your profile page, beneath your photo:



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This will take you to the Application Directory, where you can browse all Applications or view them by category. When you find an Application that you'd like to add, click on the "Add to My Page" button and then confirm by clicking "Add Application". The Application will now appear on your profile!…



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Added by Ernie H. on December 15, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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