LAHORE( hafeez report )
Leading property portal Lamudi is going mobile, with the company today unveiling a new iPhone app for house-hunters in Pakistan, with the android app to follow soon.
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.
Lamudi has designed the app in order to meet the growing demand for mobile internet services in the emerging markets, especially Pakistan. A recent survey from the International Data Corporation (IDC) showed that mobile was catching up to desktop PCs as Pakistani consumers’ preferred using smartphones to access the web.
More than 75 percent of those surveyed by the IDC said they frequently used mobile devices as well as PCs. Locally, mobile internet use has soared as the price of smartphones has fallen, while 3G internet services are being rolled out across the country.
Saad Arshed, Country Director of Lamudi.pk, said: “It is no secret that house-hunting can be a stressful process. This app helps take the pressure out of searching for property, allowing you to look up homes for sale or rent at anytime and on any device.”
The app’s filter options have been optimized to allow users to narrow their search by country. A key feature of the app is the match alert function, which notifies users whenever a property that suits their needs hits the market. Users can create favorites lists to bookmark their preferred properties. 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 friends and family via Facebook, Twitter or email.