Hoplr is free for neighbours. We don't sell any personal data. And to top it off, Hoplr is free of advertising.
External parties, however, do pay a license fee to be able to make use of the Service Dashboard. This dashboard allows them to communicate with the Hoplr neighbourhoods, without gaining access to its content.
These external parties are mostly local governments. But public utilities, intermunicipal companies and organisations that are active in the public sector are candidates for the Service Dashboard as well. Their use is required to add value to the neighbourhoods and cannot be of commercial nature.
Hoplr offers these external parties a number of packages with functionalities, based on three programmes:
- Communication with neighbourhoods
External parties can post messages, alerts and activities into one, several or all of the Hoplr neighbourhoods for which they have a license. They cannot view any of the neighbourhoods' conversations or other content. Users can however choose to share a message with an external party.
- Inclusion and neighbourhood care
Community workers, community police officers and caretakers get a verified account and neighbourhood switch for the area in which they are active. Thanks to these functionalities, they can use Hoplr to help stimulate neighbourhood care and social inclusion within the local communities. Furthermore, through the Service Dashboard, external parties can build volunteering programmes to support neighbourhood care.
- Citizen engagement
The Service Dashboard offers external parties several functionalities for citizen engagement, among which are anonymous and verified surveys, neighbourhood polls and citizen budget.
For more information about the Service Dashboard, visit services.hoplr.com.