Match profiles and find a roommate digitally with Flatchat
After helping students and singletons looking for a home with flat.to, the accommodation finding site in cities including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Pune, Flatchat, from the same creators take it a notch up. Gaurav Munjal, the man behind these concepts, introduces an app which helps you find a flatmate. An extension to the online portal, this app makes things convenient for younger and busy people. “Flatchat aims at matching people with similar requirements and letting them chat on the app before taking it forward. We try to make finding a room or flatmate as easy as texting someone,” begins Munjal.
Backed by Commonfloor.com, the app merely requires you to create a profile before it starts to connect those on the look out for accommodation and home owners. You can actually see your matches in the locality and can directly chat with them. We like that you have the option of sharing your phone number as it is not mandatory. It also has an interesting feature called Flatchat assistant. “That assigns you an assistant who will help you through the process of finding a place and do all the back-end, like making calls and booking appointments,” shares the founder, and we love that thought! The app will then streamline options for you to directly contact.
In the pipeline
Currently a Facebook login for authentication, the app allows only boys to connect with each other and lets ladies speak with each other for privacy and to eliminate any hanky panky. As of now, apart from Bangalore, the Android app covers all the major cities including Mumbai, Jaipur, Delhi, Pune, Kota, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. An iOS version is expected soon. Details: flatchatapp.com
— Aakanksha Devi