Zillow launches IPad app as IPad itself launches

Posted by on Apr 2, 2010 in Real estate

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Real estate Web site Zillow.com just announced that its Zillow on iPad App is available on the App Store.  Here users can see details, historical data and photos of homes for sale or rent,  find home values via Zestimate, and search a database of 95 million properties, all while on the go.

“We jumped at the chance to create the Zillow on IPad App because we saw this as a unique opportunity to create a brand new, photo-driven home shopping experience on the most incredible Apple device yet,” said Rich Barton, Zillow chair and CEO, in the announcement. “Our app for IPad has the potential to radically change the way people search and comparison shop for real estate and we’re excited to be on the App Store for iPad from day one.”

The IPad app, beyond being mobile provides a large touch-screen, with a map in either landscape or portrait mode. Its brand new IPad-specific shopping interface allows side by side viewing of multiple homes, and a drag and drop of favorite homes. Shoppers can filter by price, size or type, and share via e-mail or Facebook.

The Zillow IPad app is available free from the App Store. 

Time.com offers some excellent coverage of the IPad itself, complete with photos.

Written by Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.