Zimmo.be launched its brand new iPad application just last month. Zimmo.be HD claims the app is the first real estate iPad app on the Belgian market.
The company is an online real estate search engine that crawls professional and private properties, from over 3000 websites, and presents them on their website, iPhone - and iPad app. Zimmo.be is perceived as the innovator in the Belgian real estate portal market. The portal also had the scoop on launching the first Belgian iPhone app back in 2010.
Jonas Leskens, Conversation Manager Zimmo.be explains: "Our goal was to present our huge range of properties in the best possible way, so that house seekers could discover their dream home sitting in their comfortable couch.
Searching for properties takes a lot of time and energy, so we wanted to make it easier to discover interesting properties. The iPad is the perfect tool for laid-back searching. We noticed that many people were visiting our website with this unit. Therefore we decided to develop a native iPad application late last year.
It must be said, we are the first Belgian real estate portal that launches a paid app, but intensive home seekers are willing to pay for applications which make life easier. "
Searching with a tablet on a regular website still requires much energy and effort. Although they paid a lot of attention to the aesthetics and usability of the website, searching through the Zimmo.be HD app is much easier and faster because it uses the strengths of the iPad. These include the possibility to draw your favorite region onto a map with your finger or even easier, you can immediately see which properties are for sale or rent in your area.
While developing the app they kept two user profiles in mind, home seekers who like to see properties on a map and people who like to see the properties on a list. When the user saves interesting properties on his/her iPad, they are also saved on the Zimmo.be website and vice versa. This is also the case for searches. This way the search criteria does not have to be repeated. Personal notes are easily added to the search as well, so to not forget any details about the property of choice.
The Zimmo.be iPad app is currently available at € 1.59 at the appstore.
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