SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for the neighborhood, introduces the Nextdoor App for iPhone and iPod touch. The feature-rich app, available exclusively on the App Store, provides all the benefits of being connected to your neighborhood, no matter where you are.
Nextdoor is currently being used by more than 12,600 neighborhoods in all 50 states to build stronger and safer local communities. To date, 30% of all visits to Nextdoor have come through mobile Safari and other mobile browsers, and a dedicated app for iPhone and iPod touch has been the most requested feature from Nextdoor members.
"Nextdoor has become the lifeline to the neighborhood. Neighbors rely on Nextdoor for straightforward things like finding a babysitter, to personal things like finding a lost pet, to critical things like hearing about a rash of break-ins," said Nirav Tolia, Co-Founder and CEO of Nextdoor. "Nextdoor for iPhone and iPod touch brings these benefits to the palm of your hand."
The Nextdoor App was designed to help keep neighbors connected and safe anytime, from anywhere. Neighbors can now use their iPhone or iPod touch to:
• Send an urgent alert about suspicious activity
• Share a photo with neighbors of a lost dog
• Warn neighbors about road construction
• Communicate about graffiti and organize a cleanup
• Report lost keys found on the sidewalk
"Across the Internet landscape users are opting for apps as a preferred alternative to websites. This preference has become an amazing accelerant for today's Internet leaders," said Bill Gurley, General Partner at Benchmark. "It is therefore not surprising that the number one requested feature from Nextdoor's passionate members is a dedicated app for iPhone and iPod touch. Today, they have one."
"After using a beta version of the app regularly, everything has changed about how I interact in my Nextdoor neighborhood," said David Sze, General Partner at Greylock Partners. "The immediacy and context that mobile brings to Nextdoor is going to amplify the value to all members. We can't wait to hear the new stories of how Nextdoor has helped bring back a sense of community to the neighborhood."
The Nextdoor App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com/Nextdoor.
About Nextdoor.com, Inc.
Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com) is the private social network for the neighborhood. Using Nextdoor's free platform, available on the Web or on the Nextdoor App for iPhone and iPod touch, neighbors create private neighborhood websites where they get to know one another, ask questions, exchange local advice and recommendations, and organize virtual neighborhood watches to reduce crime.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Nextdoor is a privately held company with the backing of prominent investors, including Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures and Bezos Expeditions. More than 12,000 neighborhoods across the country are using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.
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