24. January 2013 09:31
We have been hard at work developing a new browse page! With the addition of new features, users can view prosective roommates' 'About Me' previews, hometowns, mutual friends, and roommates already chosen by that prospective roommate.
By expanding users' mini-profiles on the browse page, we are facilitating more conversation within your communities' network.
We are looking forward to further empower users by giving them the ability to discover more commonalities through these expanded profiles, along with the ability to more easily communicate each other with our new emailing feature. All new features are now live and available to users on the new browse page. With this new information at users' fingertips, the conversation starters are limitless and the roommate matches are bound to be serendipitous!
5. November 2012 13:18
We're excited to head to Denver tomorrow to particpate in the second annual Startup Alley at this year's EDUCAUSE, the largest IT conference for higher education.
While we were lucky enough to be invited to the first one, which took place in Philly last year, we can't wait to meet all the other great startups, vendors, and speakers that will be joining us this week.
If you'll be around, definitely stop by our table in Startup Alley to say hi and snag some RoomSync swag!
31. August 2012 11:12
The RoomSync Nerdz have been working hard and building new features to enhance the user experience. Now students are notified inside Facebook in the 'Apps' section as soon as they are requested or accepted by a roommate in RoomSync. Previously, users were only alerted via email. This immediate notification allows users to get information about RoomSync in a way they are familiar with and also helps them respond to requests and confirmations more quickly, which ideally will help increase match rate.
According to a recent TechCrunch article, "good (mobile app) push notifications drive 67% of app usage the first month after download, 74% of usage two months after download, and 81% of usage three months after download." RoomSync Mobile has notifications similar to the Facebook app, which the RoomSync team believes "are those that are highly relevant to the user and focused on meeting [student] needs. "
21. August 2012 10:29
Check out our coverage in Huffington Post, featuring our clients at the University of Florida and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Here's the link to the full article - Bad Roommates Ruin Your Grades, Colleges Turn To Websites To Improve Compatibility
30. July 2012 10:13
This post was originally published on Higher Ed Live. Find out more about roommate matching software.
TJ Logan, University of Florida Associate Director of Housing for Administrative Services, and Robert Castellucci, President & CEO of RoomSync, join the show to discuss how University of Florida has used a Facebook-based roommate matching tool to reduce conflict and increase student satisfaction and success.
In an industry often obsessed with Likes and Retweets, Facebook-based roommate matching is shaping up to be one of the single strongest example of social media ROI in higher ed.