Realtor.com, operated by Move.com, has launched its Real Estate App, optimized for iOS 8, which arms home buyers and renters using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a more intuitive and efficient tool to stay on top of the latest properties to hit the market.
The Real Estate App takes advantage of Today widgets in Notification Center with iOS 8. The app provides users with a convenient new way to view active and accurate for-sale and rental properties on the market in real time based on the recent search criteria of existing app users right from the Today view. A simple tap on the listing preview in the Today view takes users to the listing within the application. Another tap on the "View All Homes" button opens the search results page, sorted by newest listings first. For users who have not yet used the app, Today view will show listings in their current locations.
"When searching for a home to buy or rent in this competitive market, consumers deserve and need the ability to see listings as soon as they come on the market. Our new app optimized for iOS 8 not only identifies the most recent properties, but also pushes the listings directly to consumers before they open up our app," said John Robison, chief technology officer of Move. "It was crucial that we quickly develop on the iOS 8 platform, so that we can continue to satisfy the needs of consumers and allow them to take advantage of the latest technology."
The realtor.com Real Estate App already offers search-enhancing features such as a search-by-school or district function, and the ability to draw and create a custom search grid. Real estate professionals can also use the app to search with clients so they stay connected while looking for a home to buy or sell. Launched in 2009, the app has been a top resource for consumers on the hunt for their perfect property.