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RentHoop is a mobile app for finding roommates. The app has been coined "Tinder for Finding Roommates."[1]


Paul Burke teamed up with Lori Hill and Ejiro Akporobaro to co-found the company.[2] Paul Burke, a graduate of Western Washington University in 2014,[3] came up with the idea in his mom's house in Redmond, WA.[4]

The app launched in the App Store. on May 2nd, 2016[5]


The app connects with Facebook[6] and users can log in using their Facebook account giving them an opportunity to make mutual connections. They then can set up a profile and start searching for possible roommates, based on location, preferences and similar interests. Users then swipe left if you don't want to talk with them, or swipe right if you do.[7]


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  1. ^ Ulwick, Caroline. "Meet the 24-Year-Old Who Invented the Tinder of Roommates". Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Pak, Samantha. "Burke, colleagues help renters jump through hoops with roommate searches". Redmond Reporter. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Arciga, Julia. "Swipe right for the roommate of your dreams". USA Today. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Rusch, Katey. "Redmond man invents app dubbed ‘Tinder for roommates'". KING-TV. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Bowling, Joshua. "Students seeking roommates can now use new mobile app RentHoop". The State Press. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Reiser, Lindsey. "ASU student helps run RentHoop, described as 'Tinder for roommates'". KTVK. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Nickelsburg, Monica (21 July 2016). "Tinder for roommates’ RentHoop helps you find people to live with". GeekWire. Retrieved 4 July 2017.