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Nextdoor’s slow and steady route to a winning mobile app

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Nextdoor, a growing social media network for connecting with neighbors, had been up and running for almost a year and a half before it released its first mobile app a few weeks ago. The company didn't rush to put out its first iPhone app because it wanted to get mobile right, said Nirav Tolia, CEO and co-founder of the San Francisco-based company. Tolia will be joined on stage at Real Estate Connect San Francisco next month for a panel titled "How to Build a Mobile App That People Will Actually Use," by Parker Hills, CEO of the off-market buyer-seller app Keyzio; Pierre Gaubil, CEO of floor plan-generating software company Sensopia; Jindou Lee, CEO of Happy Inspector, maker of an iPad app for inspectors to use to fill out forms; and David Ragones, CEO and founder of collaborative home-shopping app DreamCommerce. Nextdoor's CEO and co-founder Nirav Tolia discusses the neighborhood-focused social network's new iPhone app with Inman News. Nextdoor now has more than 13,000...