Crib

Student housing made easy!

Toronto

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Technologies Used

CoffeeScript
JavaScript
Ruby on Rails
Frontend - HTML/CSS/Bootstrap
Socket.io
Branch.io

Project Team

Pruthviraj Atodaria
Developer
spurrya
ajibith1995

This team is looking for

Product Manager Investor
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About

After spending one month trying to find student housing Waterloo with a few friends, our entire group was frustrated since we didn't have an effective means of communicating with each other and it became very difficult to collaborate with the group of students as well as rental agencies. The issue occurred when various rental agencies offered discounts based on how many people we had in our group, i.e. a group of 8 people received a discount of $100/month on rent while a group of 10 people received a discount of $150/month and so on. Because of this each person in the main group started recruiting more people to sign the deal with us, and it made it extremely difficult since a lot of people didn't know each other which meant we couldn't communicate via facebook group chat. Furthermore, a lot of students had deactivated their facebook accounts of didn't have accounts at all. Because of this, we decided to create a compact web app where existing users can invite new users via a link. The new user can quickly sign up and start talking to the rest of the group. Furthermore, rental agency reps can also be invited to use the app so that all parties are connected with each other. Finally, there is a poll where the group of students can decide whether they want to take the rental agency's deal or not.

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