Social Networking Tool for Neighbors Next Door Launches iPhone App

Nextdoor, a private the private social network for neighborhoods, has launched an iPhone app.

The idea behind the network is to help neighbors communicate as neighbors do, only in the digital age. Want to borrow a cup of sugar, find a babysitter or organize a neighborhood watch meeting, that’s what Nextdoor does. The app is designed to make it easier to do this from the palm of your hand. The app lets users send an urgent alert about suspicious activity, share photos of a lost dog, report lost keys found on the sidewalk and so forth.

The app release is a gradual next step for the network, as 30 percent of all visits to the site come from mobile browsers and customers have been asking for an app version. The network is currently in use in more than 12,600 neighborhoods in the U.S.