With the addition of Google Maps we are confident that our members will be able to fulfill their rental needs even faster by seeing their potential apartments and rooms plotted instantly on maps.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 1, 2007
Roomster.net, an advanced roommate and apartment matching service that connects members using personality traits, keyword searches and interests, has announced the integration of Google maps into its search results. All listings on the map have overlays (including markers and poly lines) and features display "info windows" with Roomster content. The site, which launched in 2003, continues to dominate the online apartment, roommate and sublet matching arena in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
"With the addition of Google Maps we are confident that our members will be able to fulfill their rental needs even faster by seeing their potential apartments and rooms plotted instantly on maps." explained John S. Shriber, CEO of Roomster. He added, "We're excited when we're able to add such dynamic applications to our site, making the Roomster product even better and more useful to our customer base."
Members of Roomster have had great success because of the added flexibility to express themselves by not only posting pictures, but testimonials from friends, listing hobbies, interests and asking personal questions on profile pages. Users can easily communicate with other members by utilizing a proprietary messaging system and now can locate all listings on embedded Google maps.
"Mapping is a feature that our members come to expect from a site like Roomster and it's obvious that it's a very useful tool when relocating." said Roman Zaks, CTO of Roomster. He further explained "Our technical team made a lot of changes mostly in the site's layout, overlaying Google's product in combination with our data was pretty painless due to the extremely well executed Google API and well architect-ed Roomster platform. We look forward to integrating future Google products into Roomster.
Roomster.net is an online apartment renting, roommate matching community that operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. It was founded in 2003 by John S. Shriber and Roman Zaks as a New York corporation. There are approximately 1,000,000 active profiles. Roomster Corp is staffed by a small dedicated team.