Fresher creates app to locate flatmates

A Connaught fresher has created a nifty app designed to reveal who is in or out of the flat at any given time. ‘Here or Not’ works by giving each flatmate […]


A Connaught fresher has created a nifty app designed to reveal who is in or out of the flat at any given time.

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‘Here or Not’ works by giving each flatmate a ‘room status’, which they change when they leave and arrive in their room. When someone forgets to update their room status, their friends can remind them.

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Tunde Alao, creator of the app, said:

My flatmates and I were expressing our frustration with how much time we waste trying to find out if our friends are in their rooms.

When i found other people had a similar problem, I decided to develop something simple to solve it

The app is proving to be a hit among Connaught freshers, with the rate of installs growing by a whopping 50% every day.

Michael Smith, Connaught fresher, said:

I’ve been using the app for a few days now and it’s really easy to use and quick to set up. Whenever I get back to halls from lectures it makes it so easy to see who’s around.

It saves sending out a handful of messages or wasting your time knocking on people’s doors when they’re not in!

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Another Connaught ranger, Anna Wells, added:

This is a handy tool for knowing when to chill with my friends- it’s quick and simple.

‘Here or Not’ is currently only downloadable to android phones. According to Tunde, the iPhone version will be available soon.

The tech-savvy fresher adds that the next version will be more advanced, updating users’ statuses automatically using GPS and other methods.

To download the app, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hereornot

Could this be a new craze in halls of residence? Give us your views in the comments below!