Barrio is the social network for neighbourhoods. People sign up to the neighbourhoods they want to follow and contribute. They stay in touch with the places that they spend their daily lives, share and collaborate.
Currently we have the very basics implemented. Users are able to discuss local issues, make announcements and list their requests and offers. They receive notifications on relevant topics.
In a sense, Barrio is similar to Nextdoor.com. But Nextdoor builds closed communities, where security of the neighbourhood is the primary concern and it is available only in the United States, where Barrio encourages sharing and collaboration and is global. Also with Barrio, users can sign up to multiple neighbourhoods.
We will integrate relevant services for users to utilise Barrio for wider range of tasks from organising events to ride sharing. Also we will let developers to build Barrio applications that fit local interests. We will include local businesses and administrations.