Launch of India’s 1st Neighbour-Network App – NearGroup

2:18 PM Deepankar Pathak 0 Comments App

To unlock the potential of neighbourhood and solve various concerns, – India’s first social networking app for neighbourhood has been launched in the market today. The launch is backed by a survey indicating 72% of people in India face neighbourhood related issues every month. NearGroup is India’s 1st Free Mobile-App for Neighborhood-Network for users to interact with verified neighbours, build a better neighbourhood, meet like-minded people living nearby, find support for work, solve problems together etc.

The app will assist users to solve women-safety issues in their colony; carpool with nearby people; make local-friends; seek child-care advice from nearby parents; meet similar professionals; borrow items like hammer/ladder etc. More than 20,000 users in Delhi NCR alone registered for the app before its launch.

Speaking at the launch of NearGroup, its Founder, Prashant Pitti, an alumni from IIT-Madras, said “We live in a digital world where boundaries have blurred and people across geographies are connected like never before. Yet, most of us are unaware of who lives in our neighbourhood and in times of need, we travel distances without seeking the help of our neighbours. With the launch of NearGroup, we aim to connect like- minded neighbours for networking opportunities, resolve concerns, build a better neighbourhood to ultimate make our country an even better place to live in. We are confident that the app will appeal to all users”

How will it help people?

1. Seek Help from Neighbours:
- Lost Dog or Keys
- Need to Borrow a Book or a Ladder
- Need to Carpool
- Find Maid, Plumber, Doctor, Electrician, Cook
- Solve together Electricity, Water, Sanitation & Safety issues
- Refer-Jobs within neighbours for career growth
- Discuss their Job with same-field professionals

2. Develop Hobbies along with Neighbours:
- Play Sports together
- Hangout for dinners or movies
- Volunteer together for a nearby-cause
- Exercise, Yoga, Jogging or Mediate together

How to join?

To be a part of your neighbourhood community, users need to download the App (Android / iOS) and register themselves by selecting their Location & Interest. User interest could be: carpool, parenting, sports, yoga, running, gym, dance, painting, cooking, exam-preparations, travelling, start-ups, work-profile, and many others. Depending upon their selection, each user will become part of Groups. Users can only communicate, discuss & meet with members of the Joined-group.

What about Privacy and Security?

NearGroup App allows its users to interact with neighbours. We wish to keep only genuine-users & good-quality of discussion on NearGroup.
Each user has to sign-in via Facebook only so the company can verify their profiles before approving them to be a part of NearGroup. Only genuine users are approved to be members of the group.
User’s mobile-number, Facebook profile, & Location are not shared with any other user.


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