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Popular Real Estate App Zillow Debuts on Android

As of today, Zillow’s online real estate marketplace application is now available on phones running the Google Android mobile operating system. The new Android app is similar to the previously launched iPhone version but includes a couple of additional features like voice search and the incorporation of Google Street View images.

The company hopes to expand on the success of their iPhone application – an app downloaded nearly one million times – with the launch of their mobile app for the rapidly growing Android user base. Like its predecessor, Zillow’s mobile app provides “Zestimate” home values, home details and historical data on 95 million homes in the U.S. Users can browse through listing information, including photos and home details, and then call or email the associated real estate agent right from within the application. There are also filtering mechanisms that allow users to search for homes by price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms as well as listing type (for sale, for rent, etc.)

Android Users Get Extra Features

With the new app, Android users benefit from their phone’s technology in order to access a few additional features. For instance, with the new Google Street View option, users are able to see curbside photos of all the homes in a particular neighborhood, whether or not they’re for sale or rent. This is a great benefit for mobile home shoppers who want to know more about the neighborhood where a particular house is located. Is it on a busy street? Are the other houses nearby in good repair? Does it have sidewalks? And so on.

Another unique feature for Android users is voice search. Users can speak the address, neighborhood or city into the mobile application and be taken there on the map.

The Zillow app works whether you’re searching for new homes from your living room or whether you’re driving around looking at houses. If the latter, Zillow taps into the phone’s GPS to place your location on a map and show you the nearby home data.

It’s also worth noting that you don’t have to be a potential homeowner to take advantage of Zillow. In mid-December, the company added rental listings to their online and mobile services, a savvy business decision in a down economy where many are now choosing to rent until the market stabilizes.

Get It Now

You can see the Android application in action over here on YouTube or you can download in now for free via www.zillow.com/android. If you have neither an iPhone or Android phone, you can alternately access Zillow.com via its mobile site at Zillow Mobile.

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