Why register on Hoplr?
Why was Hoplr founded?
Hoplr shifts the focus from the individual to the local community. Via Hoplr you get easy access to the social capital in your neighbourhood such as material, knowledge, time, volunteers and infrastructure. We want to use the power of the collective to anticipate the societal challenges of tomorrow such as aging, neighbourhood care, inclusion and citizen participation. Only in this way can we evolve towards more caring and sustainable society.
No advertising, how?
Hoplr provides licenses to parties active in the public sector. These organizations can use a paying service dashboard to facilitate social work, neighborhood-oriented communication and citizen participation. In this way citizens are informed of relevant events, services or projects. External parties do not have access to neighbourhood messages between citizens. In addition, Hoplr only allows external parties that bring non-commercial value to citizens.
How does it work?
We have tried to bring the neighbourhood together for years using flyers, posters, events,... with little to no results. The fact that we succeeded through Hoplr proves that this neighbourhood network has a bright future in store.Erik, moderator Heiende (Lokeren)
Our neighbourhood grew quickly. What surprised me the most was the sense of solidarity among the neighbours. Hoplr really does bring people together!Kin Chi Chow, founder Heihoek (Mechelen)
I’m a fan, because this communication tool has a wide perspective and brings better social cohesion.Marc, moderator Boechout Wijken (Boechout)
I want everyone to know that registration is easy and non-committal. Hoplr is a safe, private an ad-free environment. It's really nothing but beneficial for your neighbourhood.Ben, founder Oosterveld (Antwerp)
Hoplr is a bridge between neighbours. It brings people together. A lot of people need that little push to get toghetherLieve, moderator Oud-Centrum (Ostend)
What can you do with Hoplr?
Get to know new neighbours
A neighbourhood where people know each other is a better neighbourhood! Start a group chat to gather people from your building, to go for a run, or to plan a block party.
- Introduce yourself to your neighbours
- Complete your profile with your hobbies, pets, profession and interests
- Consult the list of your neighbours
Find help for your chores
Looking for a plumber or reliable aid? Your neighbours will be happy to help you with their recommendations.
- Post a question in your neighbourhood
- Help an elderly neighbour by posting requests for them
- Ask your neighbours to lend you a hand
Borrow items from your neighbours
You're a do-it-yourselfer, but you're missing the material you need? Maybe one of your neighbours can help.
- Give away items you no longer need
- Borrow items from someone nearby
- Make group purchases
Organise a neighbourhood activity
Choose an activity to bring your neighbours together. Consult your neighbours and pick a date that works for everyone.
- Organise a cleanup, game night, walk, yard sale,...
- Leave the date open, see who's interested and pick a date together
- Consult the neighbourhood calendar
Ask for help and neighbourhood care
Connect people in need of support with volunteers or neighbours.
- Help neighbours via private conversations or simply start a chat group for informal care.
- Organize activities easily, involve local residents and stimulate social cohesion.
- Accessible everywhere via the mobile iOS or Android app
Receive useful alerts from your city or municipality
Local authorities cannot view conversations going on in the neighbourhood, but they can post messages concerning it (e.g. roadworks, nuisance, security,...).
- Share ideas or endorse your neighbours' suggestions
- Closely follow participation projects
- Cocreate with your neighbours and government
* Local authorities are unable to view your neighbourhood's content
Find a babysitter
- Quickly reach your neighbours with a message on Hoplr
- Let your neighbours know that your son or daughter can babysit
- Make further arrangements in private chat
A safe and private neighbourhood network for neighbours
Hoplr neighbourhoods are geographically demarcated. Your profile is only visible to members of your neighborhood network. All data is secured and protected in line with European privacy legislation.
Hoplr is active in Belgium and the Netherlands
On Facebook you talk to friends, you view photos on Instagram, you reach your neighbours on Hoplr.
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What does Hoplr stand for?
1. Community first
Our communities play an essential role and that will never change. That is why, in every decision, every change and every opportunity, the added value for the neighbourhood and its residents is the first thing we consider.
2. Advertising free
We aspire to keep Hoplr free of advertising. Our business model is based on valuable partnerships with local authorities, utility companies and civil society. This way all messages in your neighbourhood remain relevant, interesting and above all free of advertising!
3. Privacy by design
Protecting personal data is our biggest responsibility. Hoplr is therefore fully compliant with the European GDPR privacy legislation. We will never sell personal data.
Hoplr is not associated with any political or other interested party and does not have to account to any external party. We respect each person's opinion and will not express our own; neither explicitly nor implicitly.
5. Social impact
Our dream is that all Hoplr neighbours meet, help and get to know each other in real life. We believe in the power of the collective. That is why we will always organise activities and continue to give tips on social contact outside the platform.