New app aims to keep the peace between noisy QU students, Hamden residents


Hamden, Conn. (WTNH)–Loud parties and even louder students are something residents near Quinnipiac University have been dealing with for a long time.

For years students and residents have been bumping heads over the issue, but a group of Quinnipiac students are trying to make peace between the students and angry neighbors. 

A new web app called Kricket was designed to help solve that problem.

Quinnipiac student Tom Nassr, one of the app’s designers, described how it works:

“You can just log on, and you see your house along with all of your neighbors on a map. Assuming everyone signs up for the service, you can just click on their house, click ‘send kricket,’ and that person would anonymously get a text message sent directly to their phone that says please quiet down,” Nassr said.

In about two months, Quinnipiac students will have access to this app on campus. The team of students is hoping to make the app nationwide.

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