BOISE, IDAHO--BoiseSoftWerks is releasing its new Skype-like chat app "Neighbors". Unlike Skype, Neighbors restricts users to chatting with those who are 100 feet away or less.
"When I was growing up, neighbors would sit outside on their porches and talk with each other," said company founder Nathaniel Dekwerp. "Today, everyone is inside, even on nice summer nights, sitting at their computers. I wanted to create something that would let people socialize with their neighbors again."