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Introducing the new & awesome Private Property iPhone app


As you may recall from my post from a few weeks ago, I mentioned that I would be starting as the Mobile Product Manager at the Private Property Group down here in Durbs. And WOW ! What an awesome 4 weeks I have had so far, that have flown by in an exciting blur. We have some really exciting things lined up in the mobile space, and given that Mobile & Property go hand in hand, you can only imagine :)

Our first big project, the update to the previous Private Property iPhone app, went live this morning, and I am really excited about it. We have re-written the app from scratch and there are some really exciting things down the line. We have had some beta testing on the app over the last few weeks and the comments we have received, indicated that this app is a hit.

Here is what is new in this version:

• A complete re-write of the Private Property iPhone app 
• Regional property search – Search for property in a specific areas 
• Favourites – Keep a list & manage your favourite properties 
• Radius search – Show the closest properties around you in a 10km radius 
• Bug fixes 

App Store description:

South Africa’s favourite property website now on your iPhone. 

Find thousands of properties for sale and to rent from estate agents as well as private sellers and landlords nationwide, in our newly redesigned iPhone app, that focuses on ease of use while giving you a great property search experience. 

Key Features: 
• Rich, detailed and up-to-date listings 
• Comprehensive photo galleries – up to 12 quality photos on all sale listings 
• Videos – walk through the property to get a real feel (*) 
• Addresses & Maps – know exactly where the property is (*) 
• Location-Based Search – find properties around you (*) 
• Save your search criteria for easy access 
• Contact or call the seller or agent from within the listing 
• Save contact to Address Book 
• Manage your favourite properties 
• Retina Display Support 
(*) At the discretion of the advertiser, not available on all listings 

Coming soon: 
• Augmented property search – View properties for sale & rent around you 
• Property Values Index – discover the value of any property around you by simply holding up your phone and moving it around 
• Syncing favourites & account details between your iPhone & your Private Property account 

The Private Property iPhone app only currently allows searches on South African properties. We will be releasing apps for other countries in the near future. 

An internet connection is required to use the app and return results 
Requires iOS 4.0+

The app is free from the app store, and as I said earlier, there are some really cool enhancements coming in the near future. Standby :) If you have any suggestions on the app, or would like to see something, please feel free to give me a shout.

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