Adzuna.co.uk is a search engine for classified ads which makes it easier for users to find the right job locally - and as of today, it's also a place to look for the right property.
Founded by the team behind Gumtree and Zoopla, Adzuna.co.uk brings together over 500,000 of the latest property for sale and to rent listings from the top property portals in one place. It also adds fast, filtered search and useful house price statistics.
What the Adzuna is really exited to promote, is its Friend Map. This unique tool, based on the Facebook API, allows users to view a map of where their friends live check-in, and ask them questions about their area. Once the user has chosen an area, the property listings are just one click away.
Adzuna’s tool is the first to plot friends’ whereabouts as part of the house hunting process. It is quite literally a new way to find property.
Doug Monro, Co-Founder of Adzuna, commented, “We’re really excited about launching in property and proud of the Friend Map feature. Our research shows that it particularly appeals to young professionals in major cities who have a choice of where to live. Seeing your Friend Map for the first time has a real wow factor and it’s surprising what you learn about your friends.”
Adzuna aims to become the world’s leading search engine for classifieds, by bringing together all the ads and connecting users with them in new ways.
Since launch in July 2011, Adzuna’s job search engine has rapidly grown to hundreds of thousands of visitors per month, thanks in part to their unique social integration which allows users to connect to any job ad at their friends’ companies. The company was named a Top 20 Startup of 2011 by Startups.co.uk and a finalist in the Website of the Year awards. The company has raised £800k in investment financing from leading Venture Capital firms Index Ventures, The Accelerator Group, Passion Capital and angel investors.
Adzuna is supporting the launch with a competition where users can win two nights for themselves and their friends in a fabulous luxury property courtesy of onefinestay. Full details at Facebook.com/Adzuna