Cobu helps build community where you live. Get the app to connect with your neighbors, check out upcoming events and trade items safely.
Do you love where you live? It’s our passion and mission to make sure you do! We help you find, build, and power genuine community in your apartment building.
Through shared interests and passions, we connect you with your neighbors in groups that focus on what you love to do. Through these groups, you can easily get to know your neighbors online and then hang out within the comfort of your apartment building. Our app empowers you and your neighbors to create more groups as well as gatherings - casual and unique experiences that can take place in your building or in your neighborhood. It’s all about exploring, connecting, and building lasting relationships in the apartment you choose to make your home.
You have the power to transform your building into a place of belonging, personal growth and welcoming. Download the Cobu app today to get to know your community and absolutely love where you live!
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Residents can now block direct messages from other residents
Ratings and Reviews
Good idea, mediocre execution
App is a good concept and seems off to a decent start. Performance is so so and the overall UI/UX could use a lot of refinement. Dark mode would be nice. Residents in my building have been a bit aggressive about using the main chat page in the app to sell things, which really defeats the purpose of the “marketplace” group and just creates spam. Better moderation would be appreciated.
EDIT: one other thing - my chat is littered with “comment deleted by user” spam. It would be really nice if it just removed the post entirely rather than leaving these weird fragments. If I open the app right now, it’s literally all people trying to sell stuff and/or “comment deleted by user” posts.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the review. We have released direct messaging functionality in December, which should eliminate the need to post and then delete the post. We will keep a closer eye on Marketplace activity in the main chat. Thank you!
Great app for apartment communities
There are a lottt of things I love about this app... I think marketplace is first and foremost. Marketplace is a complex wide group where people can sell or get rid of things as they move or replace them. It amazing since whatever you’re buying you just walk over to whatever apartment or building which is especially helpful with bulky furniture if you don’t have a car. I’ve bought a bed, chairs and a tv stand easily wheeling them back to my apartment (and for super low prices).
Cobu also allows for complexes to organize community activities (my second favorite) which has constituted of a free comedy show with bottomless cocktails, a free upcoming Mother’s Day brunch, cocktail hours, etc which are an amazinggg way to meet neighbors. The app itself is a great way to meet fellow tenants in general.
Overall it’s well organized, easy to use and great idea... so surprised I hadn’t heard of this with previous complexes.
Removed from App without warning
Do yourself a favor, don’t even use Cobu. I was removed from the app without warning - the “admin” Roberta was the one who put me in for removal as my “email did not match”. The more I questioned, the more that seemed to be false. They claim they want a “safe” community but all they want to do is promote parties at my community NOT safety. I would not recommend this app if you want your community to actually be safe. I posted that I had to phone the police & was removed that night. I was informing my neighbors that there was someone in our parking garage checking door handles & he was also arrested because he was prepping to steal another car, but that was still grounds for removal, apparently. I have spoken to a “Melissa” who claimed my account would be reactivated within 24 hours but an email later she claims they “do not have the technology” & that I would “need to create a new account”. A lot of conflicting & false information. What a shame. It could really be a good app but they target & censor people. Truly disappointed.
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- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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