The D.C. Based App That's About To Be A Going-Out #GameChanger
When 28-year-old entrepreneur and George Washington University med school graduate Junaid Shams told his friends and family he was turning in his scrubs to start a new nightlife based App, "They thought I had lost my mind" Shams says while laughing, "so I looked them dead in the eye, and was like, trust me I'm positive I want to do this."
One year later, Shams launched Rooam — an App focused primarily on users being able to quickly pay and close their bar tabs right from their phones.
Why Rooam Is Destined To Be Your Solution To The Following
#1 THE SWITCH-OF-THE-CURRENT SPOT SCENARIO
You and all your bros are out at Hawthorne tonight. Your group's scattered all over the place and everyones on the verge of being, "pretty f*cked up." All of a sudden your buddy Robbie says, "yo, let's go to Provision 14, Cameron just texted me saying he's there already and it's swarming with hot girls tonight."
The problem? All your friends have paid and now they are just waiting on you. The bartender's look slammed and you can't even reach them to close out your tab. WHAT DO YOU DO?
#2 THE "I NEED TO STOP BEING STUPID" SCENARIO
You were drunk AF last night and left your credit card at Eighteenth Street Lounge. You call ESL and get an automated answering machine that says they don't open until 6 PM. You're screwed. You have a flight to catch at 4 PM today.
It starts to dawn on you that you're officially credit card-less on your boys trip to Miami to celebrate your OWN birthday.
Conversation with self: DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN BEFORE YOUR TRIP PETER? WHY MANNNN? I NEED to grow up already.
**Mom calls to wish you a HBD**
"Oh honey, don't beat yourself up about this. You can take my credit card with you on the trip, it'll be your father and I's birthday gift to you!"
Brain: ...but what if you see the charge from King Of Diamonds woman!!!
Download Rooam so you can leave your credit card in your wallet or at home next time. It's that easy, seriously.
#3 THE SOCIAL-SEEKING-SNOOZER SCENARIO
It's Friday and you've had a long a$$ week at work. You desperately need a drink but you're exhausted so you go home to take a power nap and put your phone on do not disturb.
*5 Hours Later*
Text To Friend 1- The Pal You KNOW Is Out Partying Tonight
You: What are you doing tonight Taylor?
Text To Friend 2 - The Pal You KNOW Is Out Partying But Might Not Be As Drunk As Friend 1 Yet
You: Where are you guys Angie? I just Woke up from my nap!!
Angie: We'resd at thisf barh but we mifht go somwherted elsie soodfdn!
Text To Friend 3 - The Pal That Might Be Out With All The Hooligans (Same Friend Who Claims He/She 'Can't Get Drunk Anymore')
You: Haleyyyyy! Are you out with the girls?! Where's everyone at tonight?
Haley: Yea we're all at El Rey right now but we're going somewhere else soon since they're kicking Taylor out as we speak haha I'll let you know where we go!
You: Cool I'm about to call an uber! Where should I tell him to take me?
Haley: **meets hot guy, stops checking her phone**
You: Haley? You still there?
Haley: **making out with hot guy, definitely not checking her phone now**
Rooam could be your social circles answer to the most common question asked on Friday & Saturday nights --- What's everybody doing tonight? Since Roam-erz are automatically 'checked-in' at bars they've started a tab at, the application makes it easy for you to find friends that are already out and about. Users are linked through either Facebook or their phone contacts
....and yes, you can easily switch your profile to be on 'private' mode too if you don't want someone to see your location, sketchball.
#4 THE "SERVICE IS TOO SLOW" / BUSY BARTENDER SCENARIO
Packed Bars = Busy Bartenders Doing Their Best To Serve Drunk People
Drunk People = Easily Annoyed People
Busy Bartenders = Slower Service
The Pissed Patron POV: She took forever to give me my check. *leaves crappy tip*
The Plastered Patron POV: Whadt tab aer yodu taldking bout? *leaves tab open*
Busy Bartender POV: This fool did NOT just ask me to take a picture of her and her friends right now. Can't she see that there's just two of us working right now and we're SLAMMED? *Frustrated Bartender*
Pissed Patron - Checkout through Rooam and you won't have to wait on the bartender no mo'
Plastered Patron - If you forget to close out your tab Rooam automatically does it for you.
Busy Bartender - Rooam closes tabs ---> You have more time to serve drinks ---> Serving additional people during that time = more money ----> You leave work happy
#5 THE "SO YOU WANNA GO BACK TO MY PLACE" SCENARIO
You're hitting it off with a hot girl at Brixton tonight. Out of nowhere one of the hot girls friends run up to you two looking very panicked.
Hot Girls (Clearly Sober Responsible Friend): ERICA JUST THREW UP IN THE PHOTO BOOTH!
Hot Girl To You: Soooo, do you want come back to my place?
You: Definitely! Let me just close out my tab.
Hot Girls C.S.R.F.: UBERS OUTSIDE ALREADY! WE ARE LEAVING RIGHT THIS SECONDDD!!
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Rooam let's users close their tabs even after they've left the bar....meaning you can literally close out your bar tab with one click of a button WHILE you're in your Uber, en route to the hot girls house.
Convinced yet? Good, we thought you would be.
Download Rooam Today
Locations We <3 That Are Currently Accepting Rooam
Having just launched last month, users can expect to see the list of bars/restaurants accepting Rooam grow by the day.