Competitor 1


Meet The Neighbors.org is a simple website which may not serve the potential users’ needs because there is lack of functional objectives.

Pros
  • Support available.
  • Clear and consistent navigation bar.
  • Search in visible position.

Cons
  • No interactive maps.
  • Cluttered design.
  • The content lacks visual hierarchy making it difficult for the users to know what part of the site is most important.
  • Lack of functional features and interactivity is limited to messaging. Accordingly, the user may lose the interest.

Usability issues
  • The radius function doesn’t work properly.

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Meet The Neighbors.org



Competitor 2


Hoody – meet your neighbors is effective in giving users some of the information they need but it fails to target specific communities effectively
and does not appear to have been tested thoroughly for market use.


Pros
  • Clear and consistent navigation through the pages.
  • Interactive map through the pages.
  • Sufficient functional features and customization options.
  • Groups are provided.
  • Contemporary and color coded design.

Cons
  • Too many features interpreted which may disorient the user from the actual scope of the site.
  • The site doesn’t actually work and consequently it cannot be tested on the tasks provided.
  • The map doesn’t represent visually the city of San Francisco and its neighborhoods.

Usability Issues
  • Usability issues cannot be found since the website has not launched yet.

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Hoody - Meet your neighbors by Facebook





Competitor 3


The I-Neighbors site is helpful in some ways and is well maintained but still there are some aspects of the site that could be improved in order to better serve user’s needs.

Pros
  • Clear and consistent navigation bar.
  • Neighborhood directory.
  • Easy to use and straight forward.
  • Well-built for mobile application.
  • Good functionality.
  • Sufficient features.

Cons
  • The interactive map is provided just before the user registers and not during other activities.
  • Not interesting design.
  • No search box.

Usability issues
  • No search engine.

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I-Neighbors




Competitor 4


Twitter a social networking website and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets.
Tweets are text -based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.
Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access.

Pros
  • Clear and consistent navigation bar.
  • Easy to use and straight forward.
  • Well-built for mobile application.
  • Good functionality.
  • Search engine.
  • Contemporary design.

Cons
  • The content is mainly conversational.

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Twitter




Competitor 5


Only in San Francisco is a website that works as a travel and visitors guide. Its mission is to enhance the local economy by marketing
San Francisco and the Bay Area as the premier destination for conventions, meetings, events and leisure travel.

Pros
  • Neighborhood directory and maps.
  • Easy to use and straight forward.
  • Updates and sufficient information concerning the city of San Francisco.
  • Good functionality.
  • Sufficient features.

Cons
  • It doesn’t provide direct interactivity between the members of the community.

Usability issues
  • There is lack of breadcrumb trail. The user may be lost while browsing in deeper levels.


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Only in San Francisco



Competitor 6


Craigslist is a website that provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personal, services, local community, and events.
It is well maintained but it lacks in aesthetics.

Pros
  • Provides information for a broad area.
  • Easy to use and straight forward.
  • Good functionality.
  • Sufficient features.
  • Use of breadcrumbs and consistent navigation.


Cons
  • No map
  • No images
  • There is no clear hierarchy.

Usability issues
  • The sections and subsections are not easily distinguishable.

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Craigslist