It can be difficult to find a roommate without the necessary network of mutual friends and acquaintances to tap into in just about any region of the country– that challenge has a tendency to be amplified tenfold when living in an sprawling metropolitan as populated as New York City. ‘Roomi’ is on a mission to fix that. Now with a $2 million allowance in seed funding, the app allows users to take pictures of their apartment and post the shots along with some preliminary information in order for people who are actively looking for a new place to live to determine which living scenario would fit their lifestyle/needs the most appropriately.
What sets ‘Roomi’ aside from other apartment finding programs is that it requires a sizeable amount of information upfront. Some of the questions asked right off the bat address smoking habits, whether you’re a morning person, if you like a clean kitchen, etc. Roomi is also the only program that takes an entirely mobile approach to shopping for a new apartment.Currently ‘Roomi’ is a free app but CEO, Ajay Yadav sees the potential in being able to generate revenue from the innovative interface. Mr. Yadav went on to state the newest wave of funding ‘Roomi’ has just received will be put towards expanding the app’s interface onto the Android seeing as it is only available for the Apple iOS system for now.
So what do you think? Will Roomi become the standard in involving social media into the search for a new apartment? And will the service still be used at the same frequency if Yadav does begin to start charging a premium for user access? Tweet us your thoughts @StarterNoise using the hashtag #Roomi.