Roost is great app for house hunting on the go.
In the UK, finding a new home to buy or rent is stressful and cumbersome, especially if you're looking with someone else. The market in and around major cities is extremely competitive. By the time you’ve even shared a property that the other person likes, it's probably already gone. The individual home hunter is only in a slightly better position.
Roost addresses this issue by giving users a simple way to search, and share the properties they like with a partner and vice versa. You can pair up with your partner via Facebook and the properties you both like ping up as 'matches' so you focus your efforts only on the places you both would want to live in.
“We noticed that a decision of finding a perfect place, often involves more than one person. This is why Roost users can connect through the app and browse properties independently, in their free time. The goal is to find a match - a property that they both like” said Elizabeth Chinchen, the product lead working on Roost. “Once you find a place both of you like, you can contact its agent from within the app to arrange the viewing”.
The properties listed in Roost come from Zoopla, UK's most comprehensive property website. "It's good to see another app which is powered by Zoopla property listings. The way the Roost app connects home hunters and lets them see which homes they match on is a nice twist on property search and an innovative use of our API." adds Zoopla's spokesman.
Roost is available for iPhone users via the App Store. It is free and without any in-app advertising and does not collect or sell any personal data about its users.
Last updated 9 Sep 2015