Two BYU students created a webservice called DivvyThat.com to split utility bills between roomates. Universe has more:
Dusty Hulet was explaining to a professor the business idea of electronically splitting utility costs between roommates when a student approached him; he said his roommates owed him $200 each for months of utility bills.
Having utility costs in one personâ€™s name can lead to problems. Some feel like poor debtors receiving no mercy and others feel like merciless creditors receiving no justice. Money collecting isnâ€™t pleasant for most, and few like the white boards or sticky-notes with never-ending dollar signs and decimals.
This is what Hulet and Skylar Walker found as they worked to build a web service that automatically splits and pays utility bills. They said the positive, sometimes ecstatic reaction people have to the idea helps them stay on track.