EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ZipRealty, (http://www.ziprealty.com; NASDAQ: ZIPR), the nationally-ranked, full-service real estate brokerage powered by proprietary technology and effective online marketing, announced today the introduction of a rich new feature set for its free mobile real estate application for Android OS devices. The new and improved ZipRealty for Android application is available for download now via the Google Android Market and the Amazon App Store for Android.
The ZipRealty for Android application provides a reliable, high-quality, on-the-go mobile real estate search that allows users to sync up their home search wherever they are, and search for homes in over 5,000 cities and neighborhoods in the 23 major U.S. metro areas that ZipRealty serves.
New features within the ZipRealty for Android application include:
- All available MLS listings of homes 'for sale' and more complete MLS data on each home
- An action bar that enables users to easily request a visit, ask a question, contact their ZipRealty agent, and save any home they are interested in from every home details screen within the app
- Cross-platform synchronization: any homes saved are now synced with each user's ZipRealty website account and vice versa allowing users to sync up their search wherever they are
- The option to log in using Facebook Connect
- Share home details with friends and family via Facebook or email
- Home estimates from HomeGain and eppraisal from each home details screen
- Create a ZipRealty account from within the app
- Upgraded, visually rich map search results with embedded 'for sale' and recently sold prices
"Providing a high-quality mobile app that mirrors the same excellent user experience our customers have on our website is important because the home buying process is extensively a mobile one – driving streets, touring open houses, walking neighborhoods, and looking at schools," said Lanny Baker, CEO of ZipRealty. "The real killer app, however, lies in the combination of our local, knowledgeable real estate agents and our technology."
The ZipRealty iOS and Android mobile applications have been downloaded over one million times since their initial launch in December 2009 and March 2010, respectively. ZipRealty applications are consistently ranked among the top 10 real estate apps in both the Apple App Store and Google Android Market. According to a recent report by Gartner Research, the projected market growth for Android devices is expected to jump from 38.5 percent in 2011 to 48.8 percent in 2015, or 539.3 million Android devices worldwide.
Additional information and screenshots of the application may be found on the ZipRealty website at http://www.ziprealty.com/android.
About ZipRealty, Inc.
ZipRealty is a leading full-service residential real estate brokerage focused on finding better, faster ways to connect clients with the information, tools and professional services they value to complete their residential real estate transactions. The Company serves its clients through its combination of a leading online presence, robust proprietary technology and knowledgeable local real estate professionals in the field. The Company's award-winning, user-friendly website and mobile applications give its clients on-the-go access to comprehensive local Multiple Listing Services home listings data, as well as other relevant market and neighborhood information and tools. The Company's proprietary technology, including its agent productivity platform, helps increase the efficiency of real estate agents while reducing customer acquisition and management costs, allowing the Company to invest in making its value proposition differentiated and more attractive to both clients and agents. Founded in 1999, the Company operates in 23 major markets in 18 states and the District of Columbia. The Company also has referral arrangements with third-party brokerages in two markets where it does not conduct its own brokerage operations. For more information on ZipRealty, visit www.ziprealty.com or call 1-800-CALL-ZIP.
Mindy M. Hull
Mercury Global Partners for ZipRealty
Mercury Global Partners for ZipRealty
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