Real estate portal Lamudi has announced the launch of a “world-first” Android app for house-hunters in 28 emerging markets worldwide. providing a mobile platform for the buying, renting and selling of real estate on the go.
The app, “Lamudi: Real Estate for Sale and Rent”, hosts more than 400,000 property listings from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
“The Lamudi app is the first app of its kind in the world, due to the vast outreach of the app to 28 different emerging markets around the world, 17 of which are in Africa. This is a huge step for Lamudi in bringing the global real estate market into the pockets of millions of new users, who will now have access to the world’s largest online real estate platform on the move,” said Sacha Poignonnec, co-chief executive officer (co-CEO) of Africa Internet Holding (AIH), which owns Lamudi.
“Lamudi is revolutionising the way that users are searching for their ideal home, and will continue to underline its dominance as the market leader in Africa and the world.”
The launch of the Android app comes after the rollout of the company’s iOS app in four countries last week. The iOS app is currently available in Pakistan, Mexico, Colombia and Morocco, with more countries from the Lamudi network to be added soon.
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 hits 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 listings 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.