Google launched a new Q& A app called Neighbourly back in May last year to help people improve and understand their neighborhood better. The app enables the local communities to learn and share everything that is happening in the vicinity.
Initially, the app was launched in Mumbai and covered the areas in and around the city. After the gala success and the positive appraisal that the app received, Google decided to launch the app in other cities, PAN India. Well, a long time has passed since the app was launched, and now Neighbourly has been launched in other cities across the country.
On the app, ‘neighbors’ are asking questions like, “Is there a cricket coaching center for girls around Nangainallur?”. “A professional photographer in Kadugodi cover a 2-hour event on Saturday 6-8 pm?”. “Is anyone looking for the black pet labrador who lost near the Sector 44 petrol pump?” Needless to mention that the app is getting a good response from the neighbors who have been happily replying to the questions asked by their neighbors.
One of the neighbors has written, “I love to check out my mohalla in Indore and help people there with my local knowledge, while I get help from my new neighbors in Bangalore.” However, the developers of the app did not stop by opening Q& A but have been paying attention to the feedback received from the users that have helped the developers to make improvements and broaden the reach of the app and make it more user-friendly.
With the latest update of Neighbourly, people can now:
- Post Photos – Take a photograph of the meal you enjoyed at a newly-opened restaurant.
2. Create Events – Invite new neighbors to watch an upcoming cricket match.
3. Create Polls – Get quick input on the best local vegetarian restaurant.
4. Share Tips – Update neighbors on hazards and repair work taking place on roads.
The new update also improves the kind of information shared on the app. Now neighbors can show off their neighborhood knowledge by solving a ‘Neighbourhood Challenge,’ a puzzle-solving pop-up feature in the app. Other neighbors will then vote on their contributions.
The Neighbourly app is available on the Google Play Store for all smartphones running on Android 5.0 and higher.