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Global real estate portal Lamudi has today (19-06-2014) launched an Android app to help house hunters in Pakistan find property on the go.
The app, Lamudi: Real Estate for Sale and Rent, hosts more than 400,000 property listings from Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The app covers 28 countries from Lamudi’s global network – including Pakistan – giving international house-hunters a free mobile platform to buy, rent or sell real estate on an Android device.
The launch of Lamudi’s Android app follows the successful roll out of the company’s iOS app in Pakistan last week. The iOS app is also currently available in Mexico, Colombia and Morocco, with more countries from the Lamudi network to be added soon.
The Lamudi apps are designed 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 these regions. In Asia, mobile now accounts for more than a third of all internet usage.
Android remains the dominant mobile platform worldwide, according to recent figures from Statcounter. In Pakistan, Android has recently overtaken Nokia’s Series 40 as the most popular platform in the country. Android, the operating system developed by Google, now captures nearly 34 percent of the local mobile market.
Lamudi’s Co-Founder and Managing Director, Antonius Salis, said: “Android is the future of the smartphone market not just in Pakistan, but worldwide. For this reason, we have focused on rolling out the Android app to Lamudi’s 28 countries to reach the maximum number of users with our unique property platform.
The Lamudi app is a world first because of the sheer number of countries it covers in the emerging markets. So whether you are looking to invest in property in Karachi, buy a high-rise apartment in Jakarta or rent a villa in Jeddah, the Lamudi Android app helps you find your perfect property match.”
Saad Arshed, Country Manager of Lamudi.pk, said: “We had an overwhelming response to the launch of Lamudi’s iOS app last week, which just goes to show the demand that exists locally for mobile services of this kind. We are excited to now be able to bring our product to Android and to reach many more property-seekers here in Pakistan.”
Both the Android and iOS apps have customised search functions, allowing users to easily filter results by country. A key feature of the app is the match alert function, which notifies users as soon as a property that suits their needs is available in the market. Users can also create a list of favourites to bookmark properties, which can be accessed at any time and on any device.
All the listings available feature high-quality photo galleries, detailed property information, maps, and multiple contact details for property owners or agents. House-hunters can also share their favourite properties with family and friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Click here to download Lamudi Andid App.