rentals.com, a US-based portal for rental properties, now offers property search applications for both iPhones and Google Android mobiles.
The portal's new smartphone applications offer all the features that have become expected of mobile property search, including the ability to view complete listing information, contact agents, search for nearby listings, and save and rank favourites.
"Mobile devices were once a luxury, but have evolved into a necessity for most consumers," says David Quinlan, general manager of emerging technologies at rentals.com. "Leveraging mobile applications to connect consumers and advertisers is a powerful marketing tool."
rentals.com moved up one place on the latest Hiwise list of US real estate websites to land at number 13.
Fourth quarter revenue from rentals.com decreased by 4.6 precent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008. Primedia said this was primarily due to a decrease in paid listings through the self-provisioning feature of its websites, partially offset by an increase in the number of listings generated from property managers.