A neighbourhood will not be complete without having listing of merchants in/around the neighbourhood. i-Merchant is a merchant directory that is developed by i-Neighbour, for the sake of resident's convenience. Residents can easily view or search merchants within certain distance from the neighbourhood just by using i-Merchant, for eg, resident can view list of Thai restaurants within 3km from his/her neighbourhood. If you own a business, you can join i-Neighbour as Merchant, list your products or services with descriptions, and get ready to be contacted by your potential clients.
Some of us like to jot down experiences of particular visitations. We know about that and would like to provide such convenience in i-Neighbour. Now, resident and visitor (registered member of i-Neighbour) can both have their personal record jotted down in "Note“. This will only be seen by the resident/visitor himself, not shared with anyone else.
To make things easier and clearer, we decided to add a new feature - i.e. after a security officer scanned the visitor's QR code, visitor profile will pop up. This feature enables security officer to compare and make sure that the visitor is indeed the person who has been approved the visitation. We believe by doing this, security level can be enhanced. We do not tolerate any false visitors.
i-Neighbour is currently working on new feature - Incident Report. This feature allows residents, security guards and committee members to report incident that happened, for eg neighbour’s house break in, facilities break down etc, to the management.
When a person reports an accident, push notification and mailer will be sent to the master admin. Master admin has the authority to publish the incident reported to all the users. We will allow master admin to write a comment to the incident reported.
There are some charges that a management of residential neighbourhood needs to collect from the residents, such as maintenance charge, sinking fund, quit rent etc. Collecting this charges can be troublesome, hence i-Neighbour is working on providing a platform or payment gateway for the residential management to collect from the unit owners, hassle-free. We will add "Payment" module into unit owner's account, in this module, owner can find his/her payment history and also make new payment.
We are extending the function of Panic Button into powerful alarm system. When Panic Button is triggered by a resident, security will receive push notification. If the neighbourhood is deploying our i-Neighbour Alarm System, it will then trigger the siren and everyone in the neighbourhood will know something has happened!
Our design team is currently working on the user-interface and R&D is working on the function itself, very soon this feature will be available for neighbourhood management to add on to their existing package.
Currently language translation is only available in web application. We are in the midst enabling language translation in our mobile application now. We foresee by mid of Jan 2017, users will be able to use our language translation function in mobile app too! The available languages will be English, Malay and Chinese.
There are many facilities provided in a neighbourhood especially for condominiums or residential with club house. We understand the pain of both management and residents have to go through when dealing with facilities management. Thus, we are working on a new feature which definitely can help both parties - facilities booking feature! Residents can book via our application simply by few clicks or taps, while management can always update the status of certain facility just by using i-Neighbour.
While we have the function to let user make a call by tapping on the contact number, we also do not forget about the email. By simply tapping the email address, user's phone will open email app in his/her mobile phone.
In i-Neighbour Info Zone (aka Notice Board), we prepare a place for neighbourhood admin to upload important documents and contacts. Currently it is not so easy to browse through, therefore we have a new UI which consists of folders. We believe Folder View will be a better solution for user to view the information easily, also neighbourhood admin can group the info effectively.