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Hyper-Local Social Network Nextdoor Launches Android App

by Jacob Kleinman | August 21, 2013August 21, 2013 1:00 pm PST

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Nextdoor, a social network focused on connecting small communities online, rolled out an Android app today, following up the iOS app and mobile web versions it released back in May.

The website, which has been around for about two years, has seen solid growth with over 18,000 active neighborhoods now online across the country, but says it activity really started to pick up earlier this summer when the service first became available on smartphones. Nextdoor claims it’s currently seeing a consistent three percent gain in new users each week.

Nextdoor’s biggest selling point may be its strict security features, which requires users to verify their address and only lets you interact with your your actual neighbors. With its first mobile app launch earlier this summer, the company also introduced a new “urgent alerts” feature that’s turned the site into a digital neighborhood watch. It lets users report a crime or dangerous incident by sending out a quick message to everyone in the neighborhood, for example.

The app isn’t available on Google Play at this moment, but should launch later today.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...