Front Porch Forum

Contains ads
4.0
33 reviews
5K+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Looking for a plumber recommendation? Need help finding your lost dog? Want to spread the word about a great new local restaurant? Curious what your neighbors think about the proposed school budget? Want to organize a multi-neighbor yard sale?

Front Porch Forum is built for you! FPF is a free community-building service covering every town in Vermont and dozens of communities in upstate New York. FPF features a daily digest of postings from non-anonymous neighbors about everyday topics. Our mission is to help neighbors connect and build community.

Neighbors, local businesses, area nonprofits, and public officials join their local Neighborhood Forum using their real name and address, then post on just about any topic that neighbors might discuss in person. Common issues include lost pets, mechanic recommendations, block parties, break-ins, helping neighbors in need, organizing group buying clubs, discussing local politics, buy/sell/give away items, wildlife sightings, and much more.

Postings are published as a cleanly formatted, easy-to-read digest, typically once a day. Every posting includes the full name and street (but not the exact address) of the author.

Most topics are welcome, although neighbor-vs-neighbor attacks and illegal activities are not. People use FPF in lots of ways, the vast majority of which are civil and constructive. Our goal is to help neighbors connect and open doors for real-world relationships, not to tell them what to talk about.

Our professional online community managers moderate all FPF Neighborhood Forums, reviewing each posting before it is published. For the most part, though, it is our members themselves who set the tone and keep the conversation flowing.

Conversations on FPF are by default private to your Neighborhood Forum and its immediately adjoining forums. FPF does not sell any member data to other entities, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect our members’ information. And unlike many online social networks, we do not build detailed profiles of our members' interests or otherwise invade our members' privacy.

Your neighbors are talking... Sign up for your local Front Porch Forum today!
Updated on
Dec 2, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Data is encrypted in transit
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4.0
33 reviews
A Google user
April 2, 2020
The service is fantastic, and the app is quite good too. Please add support for long press to copy/paste. Also, it would be nice to be able to swipe left-right to view previous-next issues, from anywhere in a given issue, not just at the headers at top. I often read to the bottom of one and then want to read the next, but find it annoying to first have to scroll to the top.
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Front Porch Forum
May 12, 2020
Thanks Kris. As of our release last week, long-press to copy/paste is working. Regarding swiping left/right, I'll bring this request to our team for consideration. For now, please note that tapping on the "Forum" icon (bottom left) when already on the forum will scroll you to the top of the screen. Thanks again for your input.
Eric Pearson
August 4, 2020
Been using the app on a Galaxy 9+ for a few days now. It has exceeded my expectations: the interface is well laid out and the developers seem to have anticipated how clients are likely to use it. I like how we can easily go back to previous postings to catch up on what the heck the discussion was about. The Settings page let me easily turn off the email service, which I no longer need. The notifications are not too intrusive. Overall, a home run for what it needs to do. Nice job FPF.
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Front Porch Forum
August 11, 2020
Thanks Eric! We're always open for constructive feedback too.
A Google user
December 23, 2019
Doesn't cache info, so a loss of signal means messages CURRENTLY ON SCREEN DISAPPEAR.... unforgivable in this day and age, especially given the connectivity in Vermont. Truly painful, I'll stick to email, at least it's available offline. *Edit* added a star b/c FPF itself is really quite useful. The app ... Needs work.
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Front Porch Forum
December 11, 2019
Thanks for the feedback, Matt. We looked but couldn't find an FPF user account for you to better understand your situation. That said, this is our initial release and the FPF mobile app will continue to evolve. We have an update to our caching system that we're designing now. So, stay tuned!

What's new

Fix WiFi connectivity bug