Many of us would have been stuck with a roommate with a completely different personality than ours. Can't get a moments peace because of his/her constant stream of visitors and late-night parties? Does his early morning prayer rituals not let you get a good night's sleep? These problems sparked the inspiration for RooMater!
How it works
New to a city? Looking for room but don't want to end up with insufferable roommate? Well you have come to the right place. RooMater.com unlike most other apartment search websites is not limited to just renting apartments but also renting the rooms within. What makes it truly unique is its intelligent roommate compatibility engine powered by IBM Watson. Using data from your different social profiles, our platform gains insights into the user's personality using IBM's personality insights API. It optimizes your search based on the trade-offs in your preferences while also providing personal insights of your potential roommate.
Challenges we ran into
Coming up with right API to solve the problem of finding the best roommates. Coming up with parameters for trade-off analytics which would fit perfectly in the Indian context.
Accomplishments that we are proud of
Creating everything from scratch and having a working prototype up-and-running in less than 24 hrs.
What we learned
Working as a team on state-of-the-art technologies.
What's next for Roomater
Improving customer experience dynamically based on user needs and reviews.