padmapper.com, a website that provides an apartment search through Google Maps in the US and Canada, has just released version two of its iPhone application. The updated iPhone app now offers all the features available on the website.
With the tagline "making apartment hunting suck less", padmapper.com allows users to search for rental property listings through the Google Maps interface, offering various filters including price, listing age, number of bedrooms, whether pets are allowed, and whether the listings are sublets. The video below shows the website in action:
Users can subscribe to receive these filtered listings and also choose to view listings by source. padmapper.com draws its listings from Craigslist, apartments.com, forrent.com, and oodle.com using APIs and spidering.
Founder Eric DeMenthon says padmapper.com differs from the Google Maps real estate search in a number of ways, including the fact that it offers an iPhone application, has a favourites list, sends email alerts, and in its filters and listing sources. He explains that the website is currently generating revenue by displaying apartments.com and forrent.com listings.
A UK version of the website is also available at padmapper.co.uk. This draws listings from sources such as zoomf.com, propertyindex.com, and zoopla.co.uk.