Kiwi-founded Romer app (dubbed the “Tinder for activities”) is launching in Melbourne today to help people discover the very best of what the city has to offer.
Romer is a free app to help people discover and explore experiences with friends. Users swipe left or right on must-try options for dining, drink and picnic spots, as well as a range of outdoor adventures.
When Romers swipe right on an activity it gets saved to their list of things to do. Swipe left, and the activity is discarded… just like on Tinder.
Users can then see what liked activities they share in common with friends and organise to do them together.
The app was founded by 23-year-old New Zealander Emily Heazlewood in November last year. It’s since been downloaded more than 20,000 times and has amassed more than 1,000,000 swipes on activities, or “Romes.”
“Melbourne is bursting with vibrant people and things to do. It is the food and drink capital of Australia, has countless world-class cultural attractions, and incredible outdoor activities at the city’s doorstep, so I’m really excited to be launching Romer here,” Heazlewood says.
“I was in Melbourne last year not long after the idea for Romer first came to me. It was then that I realised how valuable it would’ve been to have something at my fingertips which would make me discover the best of what’s on offer.”
Back then, the tool didn’t exist, so Heazlewood created it. Now she says Melbournites, and those visiting the city, will be able to reap the benefits.
“We’re launching Romer in Melbourne with truly great experiences. Whether it’s finding the hottest spots to sip a spritzer, trying the city’s best eggs benny, eating a fairy floss dessert burger, trying your hand at free salsa dancing after a few margaritas, or renting a classic car to explore Yarra Valley in style; there’ll never be a dull moment with Romer.”
Romer launches in Melbourne with more than 200 experiences, and Romes can be added publicly by users themselves.
Beyond Melbourne, Heazlewood plans to take Romer to more Australian cities over the next few months.
The app can be downloaded for free on the App Store and Google Play.
For more information contact:
Founder, Romer App