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I’m currently going through the joyful process of buying a flat in London, which means my phone is full to the brim with estate agent apps.
Due to the prolonged, addictive and often frantic nature of searching online for somewhere to live, these apps are incredibly useful and make the whole process marginally more manageable.
Thankfully having almost completed on our flat purchase (touch wood) I’m ready to delete them all and free up some space on my phone.
But before I do, here’s a run-through of what makes these apps so useful.
Rightmove has launched a property search app for Android, adding to an existing portfolio that includes iPad and iPhone apps, and a mobile-optimised site that sees 835,000 visits a month.
The app features a Google Street View function, full screen photos and floor plans, and allows users to contact estate agents directly.
With its new Facebook campaign, property website Rightmove is aiming to get people involved in suggesting new features for its website.
The Ideas Factory campaign asks Facebook users to register and submit ideas for possible improvements, as well as voting for the best ideas submitted by others. And, of course, there are iPads to be won...
Having already launched apps for iPhone and iPad, property search website Rightmove has moved to cover other devices with a new mobile website.
The new site is built in HTML5, and replicates the GPS and mapping features of the app, and extends Rightmove's reach to the rest of the 13m smartphone users in the UK.
Two of the first apps released for the iPad since Friday's release are property search apps for Primelocation.com and Rightmove.
I've been comparing the two property search apps...
Rightmove has just launched an iPhone app version of its property search engine, which allows users to search for properties by location or by using the phone's GPS.
I've been talking to Miles Shipside, Rightmove's Commercial Director, about the development of the new iPhone app...
Property search engine Rightmove launched its iPhone app today, allowing users to search for properties by location or by using the phone's GPS.
According to Rightmove, around 95% of visits to its mobile website came from iPhone users, so releasing an app that provides the best possible experience for these users makes sense.
I compared the Rightmove and Globrix mobile websites last week, and found the iPhone optimised Globrix version the easier to use. I've been trying out the new app to see how it compares to the mobile site.
Rival Rightmove also has a mobile version of its property search engine, so I've been looking at the two mobile sites (on an iPhone) to see how the user experience compares...