Nextdoor is an app that iOS users may be familiar with. This is an app that originally launched only for iOS, however as of today the app has arrived for Android users and can be found in the Google Play Store. For those not familiar with the name, Nextdoor is a neighborhood-based social networking app.
The app usage is based on your address. In fact, the first person in your area is required to setup items such as the boundaries. That first person also names the neighborhood and can provide a little background as to why they want to use the app and also invite some neighbors. Another step in the process is creating an online Nextdoor account.
Obviously the use cases can vary widely, however the folks behind the app offer suggestions such as being able to send urgent reports about suspicious activity, crime activity, to report lost (and found) items and also warn neighbors about construction or other activity.
Basically, it seems to be up to the user and/or neighborhood. But if nothing else, this seems like a good way to stay in contact with the neighbors without having to share more personal details such as your telephone number or email address.
Otherwise, while the Android app is brand new, Nextdoor as a service has been around for some time now. The iOS app launched in May 2013 and the service itself has been around for even longer. The service was founded back in 2010. Anyway, at this point it looks like Nextdoor is being used in more than 18,000 neighborhoods around the country.
VIA: The Next Web