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.