Depending on your outlook, finding a roommate can be a terrible experience, but then again living with one also has the possibility of being the opposite of a picnic in the park, and it can all come down to finding the right person to room with. There are lots of ways to search for roommates whether it be through online services or through a friend of a friend, and now Android users have a much easier way of finding the right person to open their doors to so they can pay half of the rent. An app called Roomi has landed on the Play Store recently and it makes searching for a roommate as simple as possible and more akin to how people use just about everything else these days – through smartphones.
Currently the app is limited to just a handful of cities in the U.S. which includes San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angelas, and New York, but developers Roomi Inc. state that they will be launching the app in more cities in the near future, although expect it to stick to larger metropolitan areas. With Roomi, if you're the person listing a room for rent you can showcase the different amenities included with the place like washer and dryer, WiFi, doorman, gym, etc. so that those who are searching for a place to live know what they're getting, and it can potentially help land you a roommate faster with the more amenities that are included.
Upon opening Roomi to search for a room, the app feeds you the most recent listings for places that are up for rent first so you always see the newest listings, and you can even do a search for a roommate using criteria like living preferences and personal interests so you get the best possible match. When users are ready to move forward with things, they can use the in-app chat to message potential roommates and have a conversation, which not only helps both users know if they've found the right person, but it fosters a safe way to communicate and get to know each other before jumping into a big commitment.