Comfy Launches ‘Rent 2.0,’ Matches Students With Recommended Housing in Seconds

Personalized Algorithms on iOS App Learn More with Every User Interaction to Find Better Matches Between Students & Prospective Apartments – Sets the New Standard for Housing Searches in the Mobile Era

Comfy, the rental marketplace that lets students discover and secure the right housing, has launched a new ‘Rent 2.0’ version of its platform, giving students rental listings that match their preferences with a few taps on their mobile screen.

“They still forced users to fill in forms, which is cumbersome and time-consuming on a tiny screen. We decided to finally bring housing apps into the modern era by creating a fast and easy personalized mobile experience.”

Available on iOS, Rent 2.0 from Comfy provides personalized algorithms that learn more with every user interaction, further refining listings for better housing matches and recommendations as users continue their searches. The new release makes Comfy the first apartment-search app to replace fill-in forms with taps on a mobile screen, setting a new standard for housing searches in the mobile era.

“We’ve been watching mobile simplify user interactions for years, in everything from same-day delivery to music, yet rental housing-search apps lagged behind,” said Comfy Co-Founder Scott Weinert. “They still forced users to fill in forms, which is cumbersome and time-consuming on a tiny screen. We decided to finally bring housing apps into the modern era by creating a fast and easy personalized mobile experience.”

Comfy Rent 2.0 makes accurate housing recommendations without requiring students to type in information; rather, it literally gets to know them and their preferences. After tapping on their choice of budget and the type of environment they want to live in, students receive a list of apartments by percent match. An algorithm refines results as students interact more—investigating or rejecting listings. It draws from listings that are pre-curated for the student housing market, pulling only high-quality data and recommendations for every search.

Comfy Rent 2.0 features include:

  • Categorical data, such as area demographics and average rental prices, are taken into account to refine results.
  • A recommendation engine provides results tailored to each individual user, sorted by percent match, and displays listings that users might not have found on their own.
  • Location-based intelligence gives users the best matches closest to from where they’re searching.
  • Machine learning provides users with deeper customization over time.

Rent 2.0 from Comfy is now available for download on iOS in the App Store.

About Comfy

Based in Austin, Comfy is a student rental marketplace that lets students easily find their ideal housing situation, online and from any device. Comfy matches up students with landlords and property managers within hours, and guarantees a 24-hour response time. It is the simplest, most effective way for students to find the right housing, quickly and transparently. Investors include Austin Ventures and a number of high net worth angel investors. Visit rentcomfy.com for more information. To download the Comfy iPhone app, click here.






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