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Google to shut down 'Neighbourly' app

New Delhi: Tech massive Google will shut down its 'Neighbourly' app - which used to be designed to assist folks source local data from their neighbours - because it failed to scale up.

The app used to be introduced in May 2018 in Mumbai and then scaled to other towns like Ahmedabad, Coimbatore and Mysore. A few months later, it used to be made to be had pan-India.

"We set out to build a helpful neighbourhood app that would let neighbours help each other find answers to everyday questions about their neighbourhoods," a Google spokesperson said. However, the product has no longer grown like the corporate had hoped, the spokesperson added.

The shutdown of the app, which used to be part of Google's Next Billion Users initiative, comes at a time when the country is underneath a 21-day country-wide lockdown to comprise the unfold of the fatal coronavirus pandemic.

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