This morning we're delighted to announce the release of our first Android app.
Over the last 18 months or so we've seen colossal growth in traffic coming from smartphones, primarily iPhone and Android devices. Following on from our previous iPhone and iPad app launches, we're delighted to be the first Irish property portal to launch a dedicated Android app.
One of our main aims when working with mobile devices is to ensure as consistent an experience as possible for users across different devices. As such, the app should feel very familiar if you've used our iPhone App or touch-optimised version of Daft.
With this app you can:
- Browse our entire database of properties (sales, lettings, sharing, holiday homes and commercial).
- Browse photos
- Email and call advertisers directly from the app
- View location of property on a map
- Get directions to a property
- View nearby properties
- Refine searches based on price, number of bedrooms and location
- Save your favourite searches and properties to browse through at a later date.
We've also added a couple of new features with this release, integrating with other applications on the Android device.
Google Street View
Where Google Street View imagery is available, each property has a "Show Street View" option. Once you've finished checking out the photographs of the inside of the house, this feature allows you to take a look at the property's neighbourhood and surrounding areas!
Google's free turn-by-turn navigation can take you from your current location right to the door of the property you wish to view. No more fiddling with paper maps or getting caught out by bad directions!
How to get the app
Scan the QR code below using your phone's barcode reader, or take a look at the application in the Android Market.
Please leave your feedback and suggestions on this blog or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you.
Find out more at www.daft.ie/android.