Thursday, April 10, 2008

Discover the hassle free world around you with Commonfloor

Could you have ever imagined knowing your neighbors would be so easy and just a click away? Yes, I am talking about CommonFloor, a internet based service targeted to make life in apartments easier. If you live in residential communities and you have not heard of Commonfloor, then, you are really missing out the fun filled world provided by Commonfloor. Commonfloor (CF), a free web-based product, offered by maxHeap Technologies, creates online space for the residents of an apartment complex to enhance their societal interaction. Every feature of Commonfloor is targeted towards making your life better and simpler.

How many times have you wanted to do these things but stepped back due to the given reason.

  • Badly wanted to ask for something from someone in your locality but were too hesitant to ask, however in need you might have been.
  • Wanted to form a club of your interest but you did not know how to find people who share same interests.
  • Were feeling too tired to cook. Just wished if you could order your favorite food from some place but you never had time to explore your locality and were not aware of places to order from.
  • Wanted to explore your neighborhood but you were too tired after coming back from office or too occupied to have some time out for the same.

You do not have to wait for any long, with Commonfloor all these things are just a mouse click away. The moment you log in to Commonfloor you get to know the people from your native. You can list whatever you want; you can list whatever you have to sell. You can search for the restaurants offering your favorite cuisine according to your willingness to spend. You can form a club related to your interest or may be such a group already exists! There is a “local info” feature offered by commonfloor, you can check out events happening in your city, classifieds, recommended services and offers/deals you may become glad looking at. I am sure you will find some or other thing there which will intrigue you.

We see so many products in the web space but few of them add value to our daily lives but Commonfloor is a very basic product providing solutions to day to day problems of people living in residential communities. In terms of usability and user friendliness I would rate Commonfloor as ten on ten.

I bet if there is anything which concerns your life related to your residential community, it is already offered by Commonfloor or will be a feature of it as the product evolves with more people using and giving their feedback. Already it is being used by hundreds of apartment buildings in Bangalore. May be your apartment is already using Commonfloor! Register to Commonfloor of your apartment by getting your activation code from your apartment association at If your apartment complex is not yet on CommonFloor, get it listed at After using commonfloor, I feel there could not have been a better way of exploring my neighborhood.

Redefining Apartment Societies in Cyberspace

Social networks have been around us in the form of Orkut, Facebook and LinkedIn; touching our social interaction in cyberspace and helping us bridge the gaps in our social and professional life. At a time when the social networking space is seeing lot of innovations, MaxHeap has come up with this great idea of introducing social networks in high rise apartment societies. While most social networks have a great emphasis on third degree contacts like friend-of-friend or colleague-of-colleague, CommonFloor the social networking brainchild of MaxHeap, is all about knowing your next door neighbor. But to restrict it to just a social contact directory would be to undermine the usability of a great resouce portal. At Commonfloor knowing your next door neighbor (and the hundreds others who share your apartment complex) is about knowing people who share the same physical, social and economical space in the society as you do.

So where LinkedIn can serve as a great place to form contacts with peers who might help you drive your professional life and Facebook or Orkut can help you reunite with old friends, CommonFloor can find you golf partner, bridge players, trekking enthusiasts or your local morning laughter club. On one hand forming a club around your favorite past time is an incentive to some, having something as practical as a car-pool will be a lucrative idea for most, attractive even more when CommonFloor provides you with all the tools to manage your groups, find new members, add them and call for meetings, suggestions and much more ... just a CLICK away.

But hey!! City life is not just about you and your neighbors having a good time ... there are always a bunch of things at home and other than work that you want to do and CommonFloor can help you achieve. CommonFloor also acts as a Concierge provider by helping you with your daily chores like electricity bills, phone bills, movie tickets and mails. You can also ask for domestic help, maintainence work and keep track of your queries online. When was the last time you were looking for "saboodane ki khichdi" and did not know where to find "saboodane" or worst of all ... what recipie to use ? Why wait but ask for tips from your neighbors using CommonFloor.

CommonFloor today is trying to cater to every need of working professionals and their families living in huge apartment socities. It is coming with tools and technologies to enable you to make your life full circle even from your office desk. The latest additions in its kitty of products is local search, local news, shopping offers, food services and movie rentals from

This is all but the start of the story, to know CommonFloor more you need to get registered (which is free as in free beer) to the portal alongwith your neighbours in your housing society. This and a lot of upcoming stuff is going to make CommonFloor the next revolution in online space which is going to make our offline life easier and more fun. Just dont forget to check the demo out here.