Cobu - Power Genuine Community 4+

Doorbell Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.2 • 201 Ratings
    • Free

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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!

Questions? Suggestions? Check out our Help Guide! Emails are welcome at

What’s New

Version 3.9.5

-Performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

grillwave ,

Needs refinement

I think, in theory, the concept for this app is nice. I love knowing what’s happening at my building, being able to ask questions, and be updated by the building when things happen/events.

My main issues with this are the performance of the app (extremely slow and sluggish even on an iPhone 14 pro). Some other things is that notifications barely work, replying to chat threads is a pain, and it seems some of the features are hardly ever used (marketplace, for example. I see more people using the main chat). A dark mode is a nice to have, but not a deal breaker here. I think the app needs to be rehauled overall. I want to use it more, but the performance and overall ux/ui of the app make it really difficult.

However, I do see this being a lot better with time as long as the developers are looking at the feedback.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback and are looking into the issues you reported.

tyyyyjennnn ,

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.

nicijooones!!! ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Doorbell Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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