Neighbourly app adds new features and expands to five more cities
Get trusted, neighbourhood answers in Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Mysore, Vizag, and Kota

Which garage do you take your car for repairs?
Is there any one doing high pressure cleaning in the building premises?
Which general physician is the best in our sector?  
Any good English and Maths tuition class for a second standard kid?

Questions like these are why we launched Neighbourly -- so neighbours would have a helpful, human and local way to ask and answer questions and keep up with their neighbourhood.

During the last three months, we've been excited to see how neighbourhoods, big and small, are using the app across Mumbai and Jaipur. From what we've seen, neighbours from different backgrounds and ages are eager to help each other by answering questions. In fact, some of our "Top Neighbours" answer over 100 questions per week!
Neighbours value and want to hear answers based on personal experience. While topics like local shopping, fitness inquires, food recommendations or tuition centers are always popular, we've also seen questions that are very local and specific to the neighbourhood or timely in relation to current events, such as the heavy rains in Mumbai or the Rakhi (रक्षाबंधन) festival in Jaipur.

Today, we're making the app available in every neighbourhood across Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Mysore, Vizag, and Kota.
Speak your question or answer in English or in eight Indian languages.

We're also releasing a new version of the app with three updates:
Enhanced voice input -- Since 20% of users tap to speak a question, we've improved the voice input experience with better controls so you can ask and respond to questions in your spoken language.

Quick replies -- When you ask a question, sometimes you want to clarify something about an answer you received. That's now possible with our inline reply feature.

Similar answers -- Some neighbours have asked a question and received multiple similar answers. We've developed a way to detect and group similar answers so you can find them easier.

The Neighbourly Beta app is available on the Google Play Store for all smartphones running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and higher. If Neighbourly isn't available in your city yet, join our waitlist and invite your neighbours. We'll be expanding to more neighbourhoods across India soon.

By Ben Fohner, Product Manager, Next Billion Users Initiative

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