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Google’s Neighbourly app is rolling out across India now

Google’s Neighbourly app is rolling out across India now

In May, Google launched Neighbourly, a Q&A app to help you learn more about your neighborhood by asking people who live near you. The company kicked off a trial in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, followed by seven smaller cities. Now that it’s rolled out to New Delhi, and my home base in Bangalore, I’ve finally had a chance to try it, and I’m happy to report that it actually works pretty well.

Once you logged in and allowed Neighbourly to identify your location and neighborhood, you can ask and answer questions from people in your area. However, I spotted several questions from people who lived quite a distance (about six kilometers) away from me. I imagine that the service doesn’t yet have enough users to justify restricting its audience to individual neighborhoods just yet.

Sure, Google’s search engine can help you get information about services in your area – but humans can go a step further by offering alternatives, walking you through your options, and sharing tips that you won’t find on search results pages.

Neighbourly's interface is designed for qucik browsing and ease of use