OurHood is a private online platform for neighbourhoods. Launched in South Africa, OurHood lets neighbours share information and gets them talking. Live in a host of African countries, OurHood is connecting neighbours and strengthening communities.

Use OurHood to share information such as:
- Crime incidents and suspicious activities
- Notices about lost pets, trustworthy nannies and babysitters.
- Tradesmen recommendations
- Local events taking place
- Items for sale or borrow requests
- Ideas for neighbourhood improvement (neighbourhood watch groups)

Conversations are divided into useful categories and notifications can be carefully controlled – so users don’t get bothered about things that don’t matter. Eg. When a Crime Alert is posted, an SMS is sent to every user in the relevant neighbourhood.

OurHood users need to be verified before they can join a neighbourhood, usually by uploading proof of address.

What’s New

Version 4.2.0

OurHood constantly are improving and adding new features to the application. In this update, we have:

* Multi-Hood functionality. A verified user is now able follow and secondary hood. This feature has been built for residents who have a second home or for residents who have a "Micro-Hood" within a larger neighbourhood and would like to follow important news in both neighbourhoods. You are able to swop between your primary and secondary hoods depending on where you are situated.
* Improved speed of push notifications and navigation between pages.
* Updated posting text bar to improve posting to the correct section.
* End of signup up process popup.
* Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

SethRoth27 ,


What I love most about this app is the privacy - with no trolls - and I know I am speaking to my real neighbours. Choosing what notifications I want is brilliant! I just want to know about crime and can turn down the noise of the other conversations!

JacksonBrown888 ,


Copy cat app. Don't download. Steals your private info.


14.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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