13 February 2021

Social Media App for Communities

Out there on the market are many mobile applications that are based on connecting people for friendships. While such applications are considered to be ‘general’ apps, there was a need to develop a mobile app that typically focuses on connecting people with the same social classification. In other words, there was a grave need to have a community mobile application. Well, not anymore! There are a few mobile apps on Android and iOS that are based on worldwide communities.

How are community apps different?

The mobile apps based on communities are different as compared to general social media applications on the app stores. Depending on a particular caste, the app may divide people and put them under the same label. For instance, in India, one of the popular castes is Jain. The application may have people registered under ‘Jain’ caste, and this means, all of them are Jains. Likewise, different castes can have hundreds of thousands of people categorized according to their castes.

Features of community app

Mobile applications based on social classifications can have different features that help communities grow stronger and healthier. Such apps serve as online community directories. Here are a few features that leading caste directories offer:

Complete profile: A complete profile of a community member can be displayed. Such a profile would have the name of a person, his or her caste or community, native place, and current city or town. The profile can be searched and viewed by their fellow caste members.

Location wise search: A community application can have a search mode that is geo-specific. In other words, the community members can search their fellow community members according to the locations or proximity. Say, a Jain can search for Jain community members when he or she travels to another place.

Professional help: People from the same communities are more likely to help each other. A unique feature of ‘professional help’ may take communities to the next level. For instance, a chartered accountant from a specific community can be contacted by his fellow members for his professional advice.

Personalized chat: Online community directories can have a ‘community chat’ option. The application can help connecting people from the same caste through live chat.

Event creation: Different castes have different rituals and ceremonies. Through community application, one can create an event and send a notification to all their community members in one go.

With above-mentioned features and many other, an online community application can do wonders for the communities worldwide. It is a good concept and is developed to better the societies.

Source by Dr. Maulik Vyas

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