Savvy Student Creates Tinder-style App To Find Perfect Housemates
A savvy student has created a Tinder-style app to help others find their perfect housemates.
Swiping left or right to your prospective future flatmate might seem downright bizarre, but it’s something creator Takudzwa Gondo, 22, wishes he had access to at university.
With an estimated 50 million people using Tinder worldwide in a bid to ‘match’ with potential partners, Takudzwa decided to apply that match-making logic to the global problem of house sharing.
Pairing people based on their domestic habits, and personalities, the app – called Polygon Students – also lists accommodation available in the local area, sorting out all the hard work for you.
The budding entrepreneur, felt the incompatibility he had with his housemates when he attended Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, was part of the reason he dropped out – and instead focused on creating an international business to fix the problem.
Takudzwa, also known as TK, from London, said: “All my housemates were football mad, and I was just a bit of a nerd.
“There was a lot of petty tension and silly arguments that would happen and I became obsessed with finding a solution to happy living.
“I knew I couldn’t be alone with the problem of stress and incompatible housemates, and since then I sourced a team from all over the world.
“We’ve got people on board from Morocco, India, USA and Russia – and we’ve even launched it in West Virginia, US, already.
“We have nine in our team and we all managed to build and launch the app with less than £2,000 of our own money, and now, it will be available for students in every city across the UK at the end of the month.
“It’s insane but it seems it wasn’t just me who had the same housemate problems at university.