daft.ie says it modelled its application’s usability and functionality on the main daft.ie website. A map-based view of properties, directions, and the ability to save favourite searches are included amongst its functions. This video show the application in action:
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland's propertynews.com has released its own iPhone application, built in conjunction with GCD Technologies. GCD were also behind the rental management software released by propertynews.com in mid-2009.
propertynews.com says the application has had an average of 90 downloads each day since its release over Christmas. The portal has also upgraded its mobile website and will release a new version in the coming week.
"With almost a fifth of our existing visitors already accessing the website via a mobile device and an increasing number via an iPhone handset we were keen to develop a property app specifically for the local marketplace," said propertynews.com managing director Emma McNally.