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Ratings and Reviews
Great app during a natural disaster
I’m from Ventura which was greatly affected by the Thomas fire, the largest wildfire to date in California. This app was the best way our city communicated with us during the 3 weeks the fire burned. Through this app, the city was able to quickly post information as they received it about the fire, when people could return home, where to pick up free masks for the smoke and workshops and resources for those who lost their home. Even after the fire was finally put out and the news crews left, neighbors in the affected areas who had lost their home were exchanging information about how to clear the debris, reporting suspicious activity and exchanging experiences trying to manage their insurance claims. I have learned about the difficulties of rebuilding after a natural disaster through this app.
I thought this app was mostly just to buy and sell things with rude people but once our city went through a disaster, this app became invaluable, informative and helpful for everyone in our city. To the Nextdoor app team, thank you for playing an integral part in our city’s ongoing recovery.
Great idea, poor design
I love the concept of Next Door, and, it makes it possible to communicate with neighbors, without face-to-face contacts, of which I am very reclusive. However, the design, while usable, in most respects, could be greatly enhanced by inclusion of accessibility considerations in the overall design and coding. It is much more difficult to use, than it needs to be, for those of us who do not have the luxury of sight! It is a bit ironic, because, the goal of the project seems to be inclusion, and bringing people together, but excluding people who use alternatives to vision for accessing information, seems to not even occur to the developers. I have offered to help, in this regard, but those offers have mostly gone unheeded, which is disappointing, and indicates indifference, rather than unawareness. People who cannot see are equal members of the community, and want to be productive, contributing neighbors. Please don’t deprive anyone from the opportunity to fully participate, by knowingly, excluding them. Eye candy does not have to be compromised in order to make an app or website more usable for those who do not benefit from it. Function is always more important than form, in development and implementation of any program.
Good intent but not beneficial to the community
I’ve had this app for over a year. While the app is useful for certain things going on in your personal community, you find there can also be a negativity by those close to you. In the year that i had the app I post only one single communication which was to find shelters near me that I could donate clothing to rather than dropping them to a Goodwill or other for profit organizations. The intent was to donate items to people in need in my community rather than give them to mass organizations that in turn use those items for profit. In less than 24 hours of me posting my single post, my entire account was suspended because I chose not to disclose my last name. I believe that info was not relevant to my intent to benefit my community however, someone within my community complained that my last name was not posted & Nexdoor chose to delete my account based of that complaint. I’ve read multiple posts over the past year about petty things such as how to get rid of the homeless or how annoying cyclist are but I find myself suspended for not providing my personal information which was only noticed from a post meant to help my community. This app supports those that only have negative complaints about the communities it serves but does not support those actively trying to help those in need within those communities.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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