Not unlike Trulia and Zillow’s wireless app, REALTOR.com has gone Mobile – in a big way. And their app rocks! They are off to the Mobile World Congress – an expositon of killer apps from around the planet. Real Estate apps drive more engagement than most mobile apps and the download volume is in the millions. Expect to see significant advertising opportunites for agents and brokers to emerge on these apps this year.
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Here is the press release
REALTOR.COM ANDROID APP SHOWCASED AT 2011 MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
Most Downloaded Android Real Estate Search App Featured at International Developer Event
CAMPBELL, Calif., (February 10, 2011) As the leading developer of mobile real estate search apps, Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE) has been invited to showcase the Realtor.com® Real Estate Search Android™ app in the Android stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 14TH 17TH. At the event, Move representatives will show developers from around the world the only Android real estate search app that connects users to the largest and most accurate collection of real estate listings in the United States onRealtor.com.
“Were excited to join this global thought leadership event to showcase our Android app to the international mobile community,” said Steve Berkowitz, chief executive officer of Move, Inc. “As mobile approaches a new wave of transformation, Move will remain at the forefront delivering on our commitment to connect consumers and agents through mobile tools that will help define the future of real estate search.”
Launched in November 2010, the Realtor.com Android app has already been downloaded more than 300,000 times in just three months. On average, Realtor.com mobile search app users view more than 10 properties each day and account for 20 percent of all weekend page views on Realtor.com listing detail pages. Realtor.com search apps have been downloaded more than 3 million times across multiple mobile platforms.
The Realtor.com Real Estate Search Android app is free and compatible with version 2.1 or higher of the Android platform. It can be downloaded at http://www.realtor.com/mobile, or directly from Android Market™ at http://market.android.com/details?id=com.move.realtor.
The Android™ smart phone, according to The Nielsen Company, is the #1 most sold smart phone in the United States. The Realtor.com Real Estate Search Android app empowers Android users to easily find fresh and reliable information about properties or open houses within one to 20 miles of a users location. Users can also instantly locate properties using the GPS feature, look at it via Google Maps™ with Street View, and connect with an agent in real-time to schedule a tour. Home buyers using their Realtor.com Android app can easily dictate and save notes as they tour a home, and they can share a listing with family or friends by using the apps one-touch call or e-mail features.
The GSMA Mobile World Congress event combines the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a congress featuring prominent chief executives representing mobile operators, vendors and content owners from across the world. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the worlds mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organizations. It also produces the premier industry events including Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Mobile Asia Congress
ABOUT MOVE, INC.
Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE) is the leader in online real estate with 12.11 million monthly visitors to its online network of websites. Move, Inc. operates: Move.com, a leading destination for information on new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden and home finance; Realtor.com® , the official website of the National Association of Realtors® ; Moving.com; SeniorHousingNet; Top Producer Systems, and ListHub. Move, Inc. is based in Campbell, California.
Realtor.com®, where the world shops for real estate online, is operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ:MOVE) and is the official website of the National Association of Realtors®. Ranked as the #1 homes-for-sale site, Realtor.com® currently offers potential home buyers access to over four million property listings, as well as the most brokers and agents. It also provides Realtors® and the home sellers they represent with the Internets largest real estate marketplace, reaching more than 10.42 million consumers in December 2010. Agents and companies have the power to customize Realtor.com® resources to maximize their brand and productivity.