Global Property Platform Lamudi Unveils Unique iOS App
House-hunting goes mobile with the international Lamudi app
BERLIN, JUNE 12, 2014: Leading property portal Lamudi is going mobile, with the company today unveiling a new iPhone app for house-hunters in emerging markets.
The app, Lamudi: Real Estate for Sale and Rent, features a wide selection of agency and property listings, giving global house-hunters a free platform to find real estate on the go. From today, properties in Pakistan, Morocco, Mexico and Colombia will be featured on the app.
Listings from across Lamudi’s network of 28 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America will be added in the coming weeks, giving international property-seekers a unique global platform for finding their next home.
Lamudi has designed the app in order to meet the growing demand for mobile internet services in the emerging markets. The recent State of the Internet report highlighted the pace of growth for mobile in the emerging markets.
In Africa and Asia, for example, mobile now accounts for more than a third of all internet usage. For many people in these markets, the first time they access the internet it will be on a smartphone or tablet.
In Mexico, smartphone use grew by nearly 50 percent in 2013. Colombia, meanwhile, has one of the fastest-growing iOS and Android markets in the world. And in Pakistan, mobile internet use is forecast to overtake desktop PCs this year.
Lamudi’s Co-Founder and Managing Director, Antonius Salis, who is in charge of product development at the company’s headquarters in Berlin said: “Mobile is the next frontier for internet platforms like Lamudi since our focus is entirely on the emerging markets, where smartphone usage is soaring.
As an increasing number of people switch online in these markets, the majority will soon be connected to the internet solely on mobile devices. Globally, mobile is on track to overtake desktop internet usage for the first time this year. This app is Lamudi’s first step towards meeting the growing demand for mobile.”
The app’s filter options have been optimised to allow users to narrow their search by country. A key feature is the match alert function, which notifies users as soon as a property that suits their needs hits the market. Users can also create a list of favourites to bookmark properties. All listings feature high-quality photo galleries, detailed property information, maps, and multiple contact details for property owners or agents. It is the first app of its kind to be launched by a global property portal such as Lamudi.
The easy-to-use platform allows house-hunters to view their saved searches and bookmarked properties at anytime and on any device. Users can also share their favourite properties with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Whether you are looking to buy a condo in the Philippines, rent an office in Latin America or invest in a villa in Saudi Arabia, the Lamudi app helps you find your perfect property match.
Download the Lamudi App today!
Launched in 2013, Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently available in 28 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, with 400,000 real estate listings across its global network. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online.