The Purpose of Vicinity

The purpose of the Vicinity application is simple: to eradicate loneliness.


We all have these computers in our pockets with the capacity to connect with others never at its highest, yet feelings of loneliness persist across generations. We believe that huge information gaps exist between neighbors, and that Vicinity can be the place where these gaps can be closed.


There exist thousands of people living alone in apartment buildings that don’t know each other at all, or lonely men and women just looking for a group of friends, especially after moving to a new city. Vicinity allows these people to chat with everyone in their apartment buildings, or on their blocks, all at once.


Vicinity is not about likes, followers, or influence. It’s not about putting on a show, or constantly giving someone instant dopamine. It’s about real friends and real community – creating a sense of belonging with everyone, wherever you are.

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