Melkbosstrand Community App

Download the Melkbosstrand Community App

We interviewed local business owners and residents to determine what the community wants from a community app:

Feedback included "While Facebook Groups and WhatsApp groups serve a purpose, the negativity and general commentary detracts from the purpose of the groups". 

We want:

  1. To Support Local Business
  2. Improve Safety & Security in our community
  3. Know what's on?
  4. to quickly find Important Numbers

The Business owners said:

Local business owner: "I can't understand why my community isn't using me more often.  I do a really good job, at an affordable price.  My word of mouth referrals are great, but I need more work!

Local resident: "I really struggle to find local service providers who want to do the job and won't cost an arm and a leg"

So we ran a social experiment to understand the pain from both sides. 

Within a few hours, we received 50 Comments, recommending 24 businesses with only recommendations based in Melkbosstrand!


Pain points

  • Local business
    • Not on Facebook to see and react to Tags and mentions
    • Advertising is expensive and confusing
    • Businesses from other areas get to the leads first
    • My community should be using us more! 
  • Consumer/ home owner 
    • I want to support local, but I don't know who the local electricians are
    • I'm wary of being scammed by businesses outside of the area
    • A rating system would be cool! 

The Solution: 

  • Introducing the Melkbosstrand Community App - Powered by PeppaComm and Community First Network
    • PeppaComm created the Atlantic Beach Estate App and are community app specialists
    • Community First Network - is a network of entrepreneurs who put our community first. 

Download the App and list your business in the app at no charge.