Tech Now

Tech Now

Covering all the latest tech happenings from the Silicon Valley.

Need a Roommate? Check Your Phone

Apartment List can find you one

By Scott Budman
|  Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013  |  Updated 7:18 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
A new mobile app helps match roommates based on social media profiles. Scott Budman reports.

A new mobile app helps match roommates based on social media profiles. Scott Budman reports.

advertisement

We talk about it a lot. Rents are crazy in the Bay Area, especially in San Francisco. For some, the solution is to bite the bullet and pay through the nose.

For others, the solution is to try and find someone to help you pay. A roommate.

If you fall into that second category, there's an app for you. SF startup Apartment List has an app called "Roommates" that it claims can match you up, using your social profile.

The app connects with Facebook to match you with someone of similar values, interests, and geography. It launches Wednesday, July 17.

Think of it as kind of a dating service, but instead of romance, the goal is to ease your finance concerns, while finding someone compatible to share your space.

Apartment List has been successful, at a time when the red-hot housing market has beaten a path to its virtual doorstep. Now, it's going social, trying to help you save some money.

Scott lists on Twitter: @scottbudman

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out