zillow.com is following up the success of its iPhone app with the release of an Android application.
According to the US-based real estate marketplace, the free application has similar functionality to that offered by the iPhone app, and utilises Android’s voice search technology, enabling users to search for homes simply by saying an address, neighbourhood or city. The application also makes use of Google Street View to allow home hunters to see a curb-side perspective of a property.
zillow.com says the application's data is updated in real time, and will gives users access to information on 95 million properties.
Earlier this year, zillow.com chief operating officer Spencer Rascoff made it clear he was considering an initial public offering for the website in 2011. The website is currently number two in the US according to Hitwise, and has just signed up John L. Scott Real Estate, expanding its listings by 15,000.