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Estate agent apps: one part of the customer experience they actually get right

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’s Android app reviewed

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.

Rightmove crowdsources website improvements on Facebook

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…

 

Rightmove launches mobile site to cater for Android users

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. 

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Mobile app review: Rightmove on iPhone

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.