It all began with a restless soul in Barcelona, someone yearning to travel, but stuck at home during the pandemic.
He posted a photo of the view from his window, and announced that he was thoroughly tired of it. His friends in Singapore offered to find him a new vista and the Window Swap app was born. (History does not record how someone gets tired of any view in Barcelona.)
Window Swap’s invitation to the user is as straightforward as it is tantalizing: “Open a new window somewhere in the world.”
Vaishnav Balasubramaniam and Sonali Ranjit, the Singapore-based couple who created the app, said people are using it in ways they couldn’t have imagined.
“One of the most interesting messages we received was from a retired