Zillow Continues Mobile App Expansion, Giving 90% of Smartphone Users a Dedicated Zillow App for Home Shopping
SEATTLE, March 31, 2011 — Zillow, the leader in mobile real estate, today announced the launch of the Zillow BlackBerry App for Research in Motion®’s BlackBerry smartphones. The addition of a BlackBerry app – along with Zillow’s lineup of leading real estate apps on iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ – means more than 90 percent(i) of smartphone users can now access the power of Zillow’s rich real estate information on more than 100 million properties.
Zillow is used on a mobile device more than 6.5 million times each month, with 23 million visits to home detail pages.
"We’re excited today to expand the Zillow mobile experience to the millions of Americans who are passionate BlackBerry users," said Spencer Rascoff, chief executive officer of Zillow. "Many of our fans – including significant numbers of real estate professionals – have asked us to bring our transformative mobile experience to the BlackBerry platform, and we’re thrilled to give them this option today."
The location-based Zillow BlackBerry App uses GPS technology to find and follow users on an aerial map, and displays Zestimate® home valuations, homes for sale, homes for rent, Rent Zestimates, Make Me Move® listings and recently sold data on the homes around them. Additional features on the Zillow BlackBerry App include:
* Multiple search filters that include price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and other valuable home-related information.
* Homes viewable on a map with high-resolution satellite and street view.
* Home search by location or by typing in a city, ZIP code or address.
* Full-screen color photos of homes.
The Zillow BlackBerry App is available today and is free to download. The Zillow BlackBerry app can be found online at BlackBerry App World in the "shopping" category, or by searching for "Zillow."
More information about the Zillow BlackBerry App is available at www.zillow.com/mobile/.
Zillow is a real estate marketplace where homeowners, buyers, sellers, renters, real estate agents and mortgage professionals find and share vital information about homes and mortgages. Launched in early 2006 with Zestimate® home values and data on millions of U.S. homes, Zillow has since added homes for sale and homes for rent, a directory of real estate and lending professionals, Zillow Advice, Zillow Mobile apps and Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. One of the most-visited U.S. real estate brands, with 16.8 million unique visitors in February 2011, Zillow’s goal is to help people become smarter about homes and real estate in every stage of their lives — home buying, selling, renting, remodeling and financing. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
Zillow, Zestimate and Make Me Move are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc.
Research in Motion and BlackBerry are registered trademarks of Research in Motion Limited.
iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
(i) According to comScore MobiLens January 2011 Mobile Subscriber Market Share report, issued March 7, 2011.
Web Site: http://www.zillow.com
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