App Puts The ‘Neighbor’ Back In Neighborhood

App Puts The ‘Neighbor’ Back In Neighborhood
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The newly minted 'Home Elephant' application is the start to an ongoing conversation with your neighborhood.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 21 april 2011

Any crowded city or neighborhood can carry with it a paradoxical sense of isolation for its denizens. The ‘Elephant Home’ app for the iPhone is an attempt to start a dialogue between neighbors that may otherwise go unspoken. Using the geo-location capabilities of the device, the app creates hyper-local chat rooms for posting messages that only your neighbors can read. Seen something suspicious in the neighborhood? Send out an alert to validate your paranoia.

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