NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Roomster, the world's largest social network for connecting compatible roommates with available rooms, announced today that it has officially expanded its multi-platform service to India. With the expansion, Roomster becomes the first roommate matching service to reach the Asian country. This growth comes at a critical time for the real estate market in India, as recent laws passed now allow landlords to arbitrarily increase rent prices. These future unexpected rent hikes will inevitably restrict housing options, leaving more people looking for a room sharing solution than ever before.
Over the past few years, India has met the sharing economy with open arms, and Roomster is the latest example of the country's embrace of these marketplaces. During the three-month trial in India, Roomster saw over 160 thousand listings posted across Roomster's multiple platforms -- web, iOS and Android -- specifically in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Roomster is proud to serve this new market and help roommates across the globe enjoy living together.
"Roomster viewed India as the logical next destination for our global expansion because of its rising rents, dense population, and widespread embrace of the global sharing economy," said CEO John Shriber. "Our expansion into India is another strong example of our continued commitment to making the process of finding a roommate or a room, anywhere in the world, easier and safer. Roomster believes that having a roommate can be an enriching life experience and a great way to save money in a difficult global economy."
Roomster is the safest platform for matching roommates, using advanced Facebook social graphing technology to verify accounts so that you can be sure that you will not encounter scams or shady situations. To date, over 9.5 million unique verified members having engaged with Roomster across its multiple platforms, and thousands more continue to download the application every day.
Available in 192 countries and 18 native languages, Roomster is the world's largest social network for connecting roommates looking to rent or sublet rooms, apartments, and flats. Through its free website and mobile applications, Roomster allows those looking to rent or sublet living spaces to set up and find profiles through the process of mutual selection. Upon signing up, all members are required to submit to Roomster's advanced Facebook social graphing technology, Roomster Social Connect. Once approved, the platform allows users to contact each other through a variety of mediums including in-app messaging, phone, email and social networks.
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