Residents of several properties owned and operated by affiliates of Waterton Associates LLC will soon be able to use their smartphone to check in guests and receive building alerts using the Mobile Doorman app, part of a pilot program the company is rolling out in Chicago this spring.

The service, which launched in 2013 and is currently used in more than 20 buildings nationwide, allows residents to manage a variety of tasks using their mobile devices, streamlining resident communications by bringing messages together in one easy-to-read feed.

With a few swipes of the finger, residents can receive package delivery notifications and track the status of repairs without having to call a building’s maintenance line. Mobile Doorman also allows users to communicate with other residents using the app’s built-in message boards.

“Waterton is at the forefront of pushing technology innovation in real estate so we’re excited to partner with them on this pilot and leverage their knowledge as we grow,” said Bob Matteson, co-founder of Mobile Doorman.

Property managers can customize pages using their logo, colors and photos of their respective buildings, giving each a distinctive identity. Waterton plans to launch the service this spring, with plans expand the service to additional properties later this year.