Lamudi has today released an updated version of its popular Android app to make it easier for house-hunters in emerging markets to buy or rent property on the go.
Version 2.0 of the app, Lamudi: Property for Sale & Rent, offers overall better speed and performance, making it easier to browse through Lamudi’s global catalogue of more than 900,000 property listings using an Android device.
The app has been optimized for devices with lower storage space and the overall application size has been reduced, ensuring downloading the app is also much faster. Push notifications that lead users directly to newly published listings have also been introduced.
Contacting agents via email has been simplified, with users’ existing contact details saved for future use. The app has a new product detail page and a fresh design for saved searches. It also now supports the Android Lollipop operating system. The app is also available on iOS.
Lamudi, the leading property portal for the emerging markets, launched its Android app in June last year. The app is available in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Dan Karua, Lamudi Kenya Managing Director, said: “Anyone who works in the real estate business knows just how important mobile has become. This is particularly true of the emerging markets in which we operate, where the smartphone penetration rate is soaring and demand for mobile Internet services is ever increasing. This is why we are focusing our efforts on mobile – to ensure Lamudi is delivering a high-quality app that meets the changing demands of house-hunters in emerging countries.”
The app has customised search functions, allowing users to easily filter results by country. A key feature is the match alerts, which notify users as soon as a property that suits their needs hits the market. Users can also create a list of favourite properties, which can be accessed at any time and on any device.
All listings feature high-quality photo galleries, detailed property information, maps, and multiple contact details for property owners or agents. House-hunters can also share their favorite properties with family and friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.