Student Swipe App

Ashcourt provide purpose built, exclusive and secure student accommodation. They are passionate about giving students the best possible experience during their university years, providing them with numerous accommodation options and support.

By remaining close to all of their students, they’ve been able to tailor their offering throughout the years to ensure they always provide the very best university experience. And as more students started relying on their smartphones to manage their lives, Ashcourt recognised an opportunity. They saw a new way to engage the digital savvy generations approaching university age.

Alongside development of the Swipe Living property management platform and Swipe Landlord App, Ashcourt asked us to develop a mobile app in which their students could use to manage the entirety of their student accommodation needs. We worked alongside Accommodation Manager Emily, to understand the students journey from finding a property, arranging viewings, reviewing documentation, making payments and managing ongoing liaison with the landlord. Pinpointing the areas in which an app could support their actions or streamline a process.

We’ve developed an app on both Android and iOS that puts the students in control. The app provides a platform for students to manage every aspect of their student accommodation. From booking property viewings to reporting maintenance issues and making rent payments. The app allows students to keep on top of things wherever they are whenever they need to.

In addition to these practical features, we also developed a social hub for students using the app. Allowing them to meet and communicate with new housemates and neighbors before they move in. Making the whole experience much less daunting.

Student Swipe is unique in the marketplace as it is the only app that combines all the necessary student services into a single streamlined app, bringing huge benefits to both tenants and landlords. It supports a student’s flexible lifestyle and gives them one less thing to worry about so they can focus on their studies.

The Student Swipe App has since won Software Innovation of the Year award at the DEAs.

The app is now available for students to download on both Android and iOS.