Ning, the social networking platform that power GovLoop and tens of thousands of other communities, is getting a big upgrade, and that means more ways to interact with friends and content from the government social network.
In San Francisco on Tuesday night, Ning CEO Jason Rosenthal announced “Ning Everywhere,” a new API roll out that supports more robust third-party applications, including mobile apps. In concert with the new API, GovLoop and AppMakr will launch a new iPhone app later this month (mock-up at left in this event photo, and Android support targeted for later this year). The Seesmic Desktop social media application now also supports Ning communities, allowing GovLoop users to integrate updates alongside Twitter and Facebook feeds.
The new iPhone app will allow you to browse members, update status, write blogs and post pictures from the app, and read news and other GovLoop feeds.
See my photo album from the event.
Check out TechCrunch’s coverage of Ning Everywhere.
thanks for your report & photo’s, it’s a pity that they don’t release an iPhone and Android app at the same time. Especially because of the dramatic growth of the android platform. But it’s understandable, Ning has limited resources and has to prioritise like everyone else 🙂
Great pic and write-up – thanks for reppin’ us, Adriel!
Erik, it’s the third-parties that are still doing iPhone first, but some of the them have dual programs already. Check out DoubleDutch, a white label location-based service that now works with Ning, both iPhone and Android. Seems like it would be great for political campaigns.
Mix the Ning API with some OpenLaszlo and we can be Android rather quickly. Sounds like a fun weekend project.
That the infrastructure is all coming together makes it easier to create more value from our GovLoop experience.
As the platform improves, how do we make the content and collaboration more valuable?