Roomi acquires competitor to expand shared housing offerings

  • Roommate finding app Roomi announced its acquisition of California-based housemate finder app Room.me.
  • Roomi will take over the Room.me domain name, iOS and Android apps, web products and user base.
  • Future plans for Roomi include an ID verification system, credit checks and updates to a user's history.

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Two competing peer-to-peer roommate search apps are now on the same team, as Room.me was recently acquired by Roomi — helping the latter grow its user base by more than 25 percent. The New York-based roommate finder is now a more comprehensive tool for the rental and shared housing industry, and it’s got plans to build and grow in the near future.