Finding a new place to live just became easier for consumers who can now browse apartments on their smartphones, according to Apartment Finder (ApartmentFinder.com), which recently launched an additional mobile tool—a free Android App to make looking through photos, maps, and more information a better experience for apartment shoppers.
Consumers may download the app for free from the Android Marketplace.
According to Nielson Research, more people will own smart phones than personal computers or laptops as soon as 2013 and comScore Research indicates that 73% of local searches (such as looking for a home) are currently performed through mobile web browsers.
“Consumers use every vehicle available to them to research products and services these days,” says Marcia Bollinger, president of Apartment Finder. “We want to make sure they find the information they are looking for as easily as possible in order to select their new apartment.”
To reach more consumers at a time and place when they are actively engaged in apartment searching, Apartment Finder, one of the fastest-growing integrated media platforms in the multi-family industry, launched a mobile version of its website in 2011 and an iPhone app in 2010, the company stated.
“Based on the most recent Nielsen data, Android’s™ share of the smartphone market in the U.S. grew to 43%, while Apple’s™ share remained 28%. The launch of our Apartment Finder Android app allows us to reach a much larger mobile audience with the goal of helping more people find a place to live and generating more leads for our customers,” says David Quinlan, senior director of Product and Marketing.
The new app includes helpful features such as:
• Search by GPS
• Search by city, state, or zip
• Advanced search
• Recent search history
• Search results in map or list views
• Apartment details such as photos, floor plans, price, description, amenities, and contact information in user-friendly screen displays
• Save to Favorites, Save Notes, Driving Directions, Map Location and the ability to share with friends or family
• Widget for Android Home Screen
• View in Landscape or Portrait Mode
• Android Operating System 2.1+
For more information, visit http://www.ApartmentFinder.com.