Neighbourly by Google

Your neighbourhood questions, answered

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#3 Product of the DayMay 31, 2018

Neighbourly by Google is a Q&A app for your neighborhood, currently in beta in India.


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  • 👌Sandipan Banerjee
    👌Sandipan BanerjeeTech Ambassador, WIKITECH

    Excellent UX/UI, especially the <script src="picturefill.js">



    Super excited as it is starting the pilot in India.

    Going to try in an emulator.

    \_()_/ \_()_/

    👌Sandipan Banerjee has never used this product.


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Charlie Benkendorf
Charlie Benkendorf@cbenkendorf · Growth Marketer
Oh boy this feels like Google plus, late to the game. Nextdoor is killing it. However I don't think Nextdoor is huge internationally so seems like Google is trying to land grab elsewhere.
Gary Fung
Gary Fung@garyfung · Creator of isoHunt & WonderSwipe
@cbenkendorf Nextdoor what? I want something like it, here in Canada. Come on, do it before I have to make one myself.
Dan Dan
Dan Dan@tostartafire · Web Dev.
Don't sweat it Nextdoor, this is likely to be abandoned sometime in the next year. Really wishing Google would partner with companies that have a vision and already have a product out and provide the best of tech + data instead of providing a service without a vision and just only relying on data.
Sandhya Ramachandran
Sandhya Ramachandran@thedreamydryad · Multimedia Storyteller
@tostartafire so true! Most of these bigwigs are reinventing the wheel. Wish they would partner/support ideas instead.
Arpit C
Arpit C@irhymeth · Community and Growth at Integromat
Adelaida Parsyan
Adelaida Parsyan@theproteangirl · Biochemistry Student
Isn't this like what Google maps already does with questions and answers? Its nice i like it just wondering what will be different
Shaomeng Zhang
Shaomeng Zhang@shaomeng_zhang
@theproteangirl My thoughts as well. I could see a location based hub area within Google Maps. That would be sweet! Yelp and Nextdoor should be really scared when Google controls maps.
Nick Abouzeid
Nick AbouzeidHunterPro@nickabouzeid · Content @ Emergence Capital
Another messaging / community app from Google, this time launching first in India. 👏
Biraj Ghosh
Biraj Ghosh@biraj · Making beautiful products
@nickabouzeid Awesome hunt man! I'm from India, would definetely give it a try 😋
Arpit C
Arpit C@irhymeth · Community and Growth at Integromat
@biraj Your comment made me check out Tidily, looks tidy indeed!
Biraj Ghosh
Biraj Ghosh@biraj · Making beautiful products
@irhymeth ha ha...that's awesome ! hope you'll enjoy it 😊
Arpit C
Arpit C@irhymeth · Community and Growth at Integromat
@biraj I think I will! Been looking for an easy task/reminder app without too many features. Will there by an Android app?
Biraj Ghosh
Biraj Ghosh@biraj · Making beautiful products
@irhymeth That's exactly the goal, keeping it simple with essential features rather than having a lot of "nice to have" features... Android and IOS app + offline first is in our roadmap but it may take a bit time as we will have to expand our team to do that and for that we will have to launch our paid plans first, but it is one of our top priorities. And don't worry the paid plan won't effect current users. Also a newer version with some new useful elements is coming soon..maybe in 3-4 weeks at stay tuned!
Sandhya Ramachandran
Sandhya Ramachandran@thedreamydryad · Multimedia Storyteller
Thrilled that Mumbai (where I live) is the beta testing ground for this app. Been playing around with it all night and I find it interesting. Neighbourly is a way to tap into your hyper local community to ask questions and get answers. For instance, if you wish to know where you can find a dry cleaner or who sells a particular brand of imported cookie, you can simply ask in the app. Questions are tagged by location and so, people can reply with answers specific to that zone. There are badges that you win based on your interaction with the community. These are similar in spirit to the ones used in Google Local guides. Pros: love the hyper localised questions and answers. Helps create a great recommendation network Cons: there is a word limit in the answer box. This prevents me from explaining why I am choosing a particular place/service as the best option. So, I have to break it into multiple answers. That feels a bit tedious and spammy.