Launches Online Roommate Finder and iOS App in California

[] San Francisco, California –, the game-changing online roommate finder, today announced it is now available across California online and via its newly launched iOS app. By answering questions about interests, opinions, lifestyle and housing needs,’s smart algorithm connects potential roommates based on personality matching. is a more efficient way to find a roommate, and is the only roommate finder that uses a unique matching algorithm to bring like-minded people together.

“The cost of living across California is skyrocketing and students, young professionals and adults are relying more than ever on shared living situations to save on expenses,” said Max Kersting, chief executive officer and cofounder for “At the same time, the way people find roommates today is completely inefficient, frustrating and archaic. We have taken a clue from successful dating apps and designed with a focus on simplicity and smart matching – ultimately we want to help create enjoyable living experiences.”

To get started, users create a profile on and fill out a questionnaire about their lifestyle and living preferences. The user is then asked to rank the importance of each question and select “Deal Breakers” to indicate anything that is unacceptable to him/her. For example, the answer to “Do you have a cat?” could be a Deal Breaker for a person with an allergy. This action eliminates any “roomie wannabes” who have chosen this answer.

“What may be a deal breaker for one person could be exactly what another person is looking for in a roommate,” said Julia Katharina Schmitt, chief marketing officer for “We all have our quirks, unique habits and preferences – those are the qualities that we celebrate at We believe that there is a perfect roommate for everyone and our goal is to help those people find each other.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 46.2 MB

Pricing and Availability: 1.0 (app) is Free throughout California and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Users please sign up at their official 1.0
Download from iTunes
App Icon is a game-changing online roommate finder that provides a personalized matching algorithm for people who are looking for a shared room or roommate. It is a hassle-free, less exhausting and more efficient way to find an ideal roommate or shared apartment. UG has offices in Berlin, Germany and San Francisco, California and was founded in Germany in 2014 by three friends, Max Kersting, CEO & co-founder, Wilko Kunert, CTO and co-founder and Felix Glaser, CPO and co-founder. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 UG. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

###Megan Gregorio
Public Relations
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