Sandcastles.ae's newly launched mobile app aims to help both investors and residents looking for the best deals in property for sale and rent on-the-go.
The Sandcastles.ae property app offers useful features such as: 'Alerts' which is a customisable push notification advising of the latest property which might be of interest to the house hunter. The user can customise any of the five push notifications, and the app will inform them when a property matching that description has been listed by an estate agent in the last 24 hours.
Zuber Mohsan CEO for Sandcastles.ae property said "In this new app we have taken feedback from our existing users such as Property Alerts, they are sent out once a day matching any new listings with users criteria".
Aside from the standard features, such as searching and sorting, there are some unique additions like property history, saving property that may interest the user and notes.
The 'Camera View' feature stands out. The user simply points his/her camera to an area like Dubai Marina or Downtown Dubai and "bubbles" appear on the buildings giving a visual presentation of what is available for sale or rent. The technology is called Augmented Reality and it is currently used in high-end games and technical apps.
The app has an easy to use interface showing property in thumbnails arranged by number of bedrooms. Calling the real estate agent is just a tap away, and sending an email inquiry is just as easy.
"We have looked at the needs of our international users, the app can view property listings in USD, GBP and AED, once set the app remembers your currency choice," said Mohsan. Multiple currencies to choose from makes it easy for property hunters who may be new to Dubai or currently live abroad.
The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for the iPhone. The iPad and Android apps are currently being developed and existing users will be upgraded in the next few weeks.
Edited by Gordana Davila