Human is a social animal but, now a days it is reflected only through social networking sites. It’s a common to see people not knowing or interacting with their neighbors unless and until there is an utter need.
Recently Bangalore based startup, maxHeap has launched CommonFloor.com which provides a platform for people living in residential apartments to engage and share information, knowledge and resources needed in daily life. CommonFloor.com brings your neighbors on a common floor where you can communicate, collaborate, borrow, buy & sell things and provide local services too. Take a tour of CommonFloor.com
Trying my hand to register on the site, I noticed that the list is limited to very few (mostly high profile) apartments in Bangalore.
Further in the attempt to register, I got this error message:-
Fatal error: Class ‘Zend_Mail_Transport_Smtp’ not found in /home/webadmin/apps/aiscripts/helpers/RegisterHelper.php on line 66
But, people registered on existing social networking sites are already communicating and engaging themselves on those platforms e.g. discussions on orkut communities
Since, CommonFloor.com is OpenSocial compliant, soon we can figure it as orkut application and widgets.
So, CommonFloor.com’s success depends on tie-ups with other services like babajobs.com for providing household needs, integrating Paypal and bank accounts with it and enforcing it as an official service to pay apartment bills .etc.
Thanks to Lalit Mangal, CommonFloor.com for notifying us about the site.
Updated- Feb 16, 2008:
The error mentioned above was a temporary glitch. It has been rectified and users can continue with the registration – CommonFloor.com Developer