Google’s Neighbourly App Now Available in More Indian Cities

By Nitish Singh / November 21, 2018

Google announced its Neighbourly app earlier this year for Indian users which serves as a crowdsourcing location guide. Users can log in to the app and ask for suggestions for sightseeing, eating out, and more. The app has seen over 1.5 million downloads already, and another 500,000 users are waiting to get access.

Users from Mumbai and Jaipur were the first to get access to the app as it expanded to Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Kota, Mysore, and Vizag recently. Google is currently releasing the Neighbourly app to cities that see the most registrations. With Bengaluru and Delhi citizens populating the waitlist, the two cities received support for the app this week. Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow, and Indore will receive access in the next few weeks as well. If you want your city to get the app sooner, simply download the app and join the waitlist to push your city’s chances of getting access to the app sooner.

Google spoke about the response received by the new app stating “In our research, we've found that most of life happens within a 1km radius of where you live. We've also found that when finding local information, people prefer to ask or discuss with another person. Neighbourly makes it easy to seek advice and recommendations from neighbors who know the area and have similar tastes. That's why we built Neighbourly, that's why people use it, and that's why we're so excited to make it available to everybody across India."

The Neighbourly app is available in English as well as local Indian languages. Google has been actively monitoring requests from users, and one of the most requested features was the ability to join local neighborhoods. The feature has been implemented, and users can now set up automatic suggestions for neighborhoods and switch from locations very easily.

The app also allows personalized questions now and offers tips on how to attract more responses to your queries. Active members in each neighborhood can get access to a “Top Neighbor” badge on the app as well. The app is completely free and is available via the Play Store for Android devices running Android 4.3 or later.

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