Now reaches all mobile consumers with addition of new app
With the release of the Homes.com Android app, real estate professionals, consumers and other users of Homes.com can now enjoy the wealth of information and features already available on the site, in addition to several new features that will make it easier than ever to navigate the real estate market.
The Homes.com Android app joins a host of other mobile apps already available for Homes.com, including those for Blackberry and iPhone, and makes Homes.com the first real estate portal to allow consumers to browse homes for sale and for rent on all major mobile platforms.
With the new Android app, real estate professionals can take their property listings with them wherever they go to share with potential buyers and sellers, save listings and search by MLS number. The new app also employs GPS capabilities that make it easy for users to search nearby listings, get driving directions and navigate neighborhoods with Google Maps while on the go. In addition, users can view extensive listing details and photo galleries of the nearly 4 million properties listed on Homes.com, save their favorite properties, connect with Homes.com real estate professionals via built-in contact tools, and more.
Homes.com’s Android app taps agents into the fastest-growing smartphone OS, with. Android soared 886% from the second quarter of 2009 to the second quarter of 2010, and surpassed Apple’s iPhone in terms of market share during this period, according to research from Canalys. Android sales are expected to break 55 million this year according to Digitimes, and Homes.com’s Android app will provide real estate professionals a marketing gateway to reach this growing consumer base.
The new Android app is available for download in the Android Market under Free Apps or by scanning the image to the right.