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Doorbell App Brings Residents Together This September

Doorbell is a new app developed by Harvard students hoping to connect building residents with one another and coming to Boston this September.

This multifaceted property management app focuses on creating quality co-living experiences with building residents, according to Bostinno.

The platform has already been tested in New York City and given developers a good idea of what residents really want before they launch in Boston this fall.

Doorbell allows residents in a building the opportunity to communicate, share goods and services, coordinate building events and other interactions. The inspiration comes from co-living environments and attempts to replicate the opportunities that stem from communal areas in buildings that may not have the same amenities.

Local stores and restaurants will also have the opportunity to become involved, by offering nearby residents special discounts and perks.

As for property managers who make use of the app, they will have functionalities such as ways to handle maintenance requests and rent collection.

Doorbell is first planning to launch in Cambridge and Somerville this fall, in Holden Green, Peabody Terrace and 45 Concord Ave. While Holden Green is a large development with 483 units, 45 Concord only has about 50 units.

In the future the app plans to expand to Fenway, particularly some of the new construction projects, where it would benefit from starting fresh with a new development and new residents coming in at the same time.

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