Monday, April 30, 2012

Zillow launches rental housing application for Android

The real estate information company, Zillow, Inc., has launched a dedicated mobile app for the rentals market, and it has done so first on the Android platform.
Zillow Rentals - Houses & Apts is the company's first app dedicated solely to rentals, though the company's iOS and standard Android app also have rental housing information.

"Renters shop differently from buyers and look at many homes quickly, in specific locations, in a short amount of time," said Jeremy Wacksman, vice president of consumer marketing and mobile at Zillow. "The Zillow Rentals for Android App was created specifically to address their needs by organizing listings in an easily-accessible way and allowing them to shop for the right home on location, in the neighborhood where they want to live."

While most developers launch first for the iOS platform, it is, of course, not unheard of that apps for Android appear first. Zillow has two apps in Apple's App Store: a universal app, Zillow Real Estate, and their mortgage calculator app, Mortgage Calculator & Mortgage Rates.

All the Zillow apps are free to download and use.