Simply Local

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Simply Local
Formerly
Gadfly
IndustryCommunity Social Networking
Founded2017
FounderNikhil Bapna
Headquarters
India
Area served
South Asia and other parts
Websitewww.simplylocal.app

Simply Local is a decentralized community social networking and neighborhood broadcasting service[1] developed by Simply Local, based in New Delhi.[2] [3] The app is used as a tool by residents to bridge the information gap and know what is happening in the locality.[4]

Simply Local creates private geo-fenced networks for people living in an area and provides social and community related services within that network. The user doesn’t post to a single person but broadcasts to a chosen community.[5] One of its primary purposes is also to connect citizens to their elected representatives.[6] Each community is independent of the other and information shared remains telescoped to that particular community. The app has been designed to maintain privacy and security of users and provides decentralized social networking in the sense that it forms an owner-independent, micro community, which is not connected with the world outside.[7]

Simply Local is available on Android Play and iOS App Store.[8] It is available in two languages - English and Hindi.[9] Simply Local’s founder and CEO is Nikhil Bapna.[10]

History[edit]

2020 May - Included as a Top 5 Useful App by Zee News.[11]

2020 - Used to connect candidates with local residents during the Delhi assembly elections.[12]

2019 - Renamed from Gadfly to its current name.[13]

2018 - Used for Karnataka State Elections to get detailed information on candidates.[14]

2017 - Launched under the name Gadfly as a tool to connect citizens with their elected representatives.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shukla, Abhay. "Useful Apps & Gadgets In Corona Times". BW Businessworld. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  2. ^ "Delhi election 2020: Using this app voters can connect with local candidates, other voters". The Indian Express. 2020-01-30. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  3. ^ "Tech startup Simply Local launches app to enhance community engagement". in.finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  4. ^ "5 useful Apps that will help you during coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown". Zee News. 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  5. ^ "The Third Generation of Social Networking is Micro and Right in Your Neighbourhood". TheTechPanda.com. 2020-05-20. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  6. ^ Bhagat, Hitesh Raj (2017-10-08). "Android app, Gadfly helps to reach out to local elected representatives". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  7. ^ "The Third Generation of Social Networking is Micro and Right in Your Neighbourhood". TheTechPanda.com. 2020-05-20. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  8. ^ "Delhi election 2020: Using this app voters can connect with local candidates, other voters". The Indian Express. 2020-01-30. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  9. ^ "Delhi election 2020: Using this app voters can connect with local candidates, other voters". The Indian Express. 2020-01-30. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  10. ^ India, Press Trust of (2020-04-16). "Tech startup Simply Local launches app to enhance community engagement". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  11. ^ "Top 5 apps to use during Lockdown". Zee Business. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  12. ^ "Delhi election 2020: Using this app voters can connect with local candidates, other voters". The Indian Express. 2020-01-30. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  13. ^ "Wabi Tech Announces Rebranding of its Application | PressReleasePoint". www.pressreleasepoint.com. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  14. ^ Nair, B. Pradeep (2018-05-07). "This polls season, Gadfly app helps you connect with elected representatives". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  15. ^ "Gadfly, the app that lets you shout out to your elected representatives". The Indian Express. 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2020-05-19.