Unless you're fortunate enough to have always owned or resided in a detached home, you've probably dealt with a condominium's strata in your lifetime, be it a townhouse complex or skyscraping tower. And probably, communication in that strata sucked.
It's certainly the case for many, but a lean startup called CondoInbox aims to change this. Based out of Burnaby, a city right beside Vancouver, founders Greg Morendo and Neil Decapia want their startup to serve as a unified communication forum for the owners, residents, and property managers of condos. It's essentially an intranet, but custom designed for condo users, and based on succinct simplicity.
Through CondoInbox, you can start and engage in discussions, create and RSVP events, conduct and participate in surveys, write and respond to notes, and file and reply to tickets. Many parts of it resemble the likes of Facebook, which makes perfect sense—isn't your condo strata in many ways a social network?
The site, which is still in beta, runs on Amazon Web Services, and charges a monthly fee based on user volume, starting at $50 for up to 60 people and 5 GB of data storage, or $100 for unlimited users and unlimited data storage.