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Great Neighborhood App

Make your neighborhood a Great Neighborhood by helping each other.

iphone with the Great Neighborhood app

Welcome to the Great Neighborhood!

Who doesn't want to live in a Great Neighborhood? A neighborhood where it is normal to help each other! In some families there is enough. In others, there is too little. When there is too little, it gives them a lot of stress. Often problems pile up. This creates even more stress. With unpleasant consequences for the health and happiness of all family members.

Together with the Lucky BV we are developing the Geweldige Wijk Platform. Geweldige Wijk is a platform (iOS app, Android app & Dashboard ) through which we reduce social and health inequalities in the Netherlands, by specifically supporting people living in poverty to take more control over their own happiness and health. Currently a pilot of the platform is running at the municipality of Meppel.

How does the Great Neighborhood work?

People who have less to spend can access the app and ask different questions in certain categories, such as: Transportation, Stuff or Culture. People who would like to help can also sign up for the platform, indicating which category they can help in. When the requester posts a question, the helper gets a notification of this and they can start chatting with each other. If the requester feels comfortable with the conversation, that person can assign the helper and make an appointment. This is how we take care of each other in the neighborhood.

Iphone with screen of Great neighborhood app

No stereotypes

During the design process, we presented different styles of icons to the target audience. In this process, we came to the conclusion that icons in "human" form often lead to a stereotype. Therefore, we chose to create a set of icons that do communicate "human" but are neutrally expressed.

Different icons of the great neighborhood app, such as stars with faces and circles with faces

Design that matches target audience

The design and icons were tested with the target audience to make sure the content was well understood.

Helping each other

The app invites neighborhood residents to look out for and help each other.

iphone with the Great Neighborhood app

Chat function

Area residents can chat with each other in the app to coordinate the help offered.

React Native

An app that works on both Android and iOS systems.

Photo by Robert Keus with pink background


Want to know more?

This is Robert, director of Brthrs. If you have a question, a challenge, an idea ... he'd love to hear it!

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