Mobile

New rental search app Ubimmo emerges in France

Launched in April for Bordeaux region, Ubimmo will expand to Paris this fall, and following that all across France. It offers the following functions: – geo-localised search for rental properties, with filters –  a function of creating and maintaining a file of records for potential tenants –  a function of sending prospective landlord an application with a single...

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More precise listings, focus on lead quality: French property market trends

Growing importance of niche portals, focus on quality rather than quantity of leads, expanding mobile audience and growing precision of information contained in listings will be the major themes of the French real estate market going forward, Antoine Krier, founder of Ubiflow, a key vendor of the country’s property portals, said at a recent presentation (full text available here in...

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Mobile popular with Marktplaats visitors, but not advertisers

More than half of the 7.3 million users who visit the Dutch classified market Marktplaats.nl every month, come to the site from mobile devices. Yet, paying advertisers are so far reluctant to use that medium, a Marktplaats study concluded (in Dutch here). While users of classified sites have largely abandoned their desktops and flocked to mobile shopping, advertisers are not yet following...

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Pisoscompartido gets mobile redesign

Spanish real estate classifieds site Pisos.com launched a complete, mobile-optimized redesign of its apartment-sharing site Pisoscompartido.com. The key features of the redesign include improved navigation for smartphones and tablets, to promote interaction on the go. Pisoscompartido allows users to quickly and easily search and publish ads; contact advertisers; and manage their messages,...

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Seloger acquires holiday accommodation site Amivac

Axel Springer-owned real estate site SeLoger.com acquired Amivac.com, a holiday accommodation site in France, to expand its presence in the local holiday accommodation segment, Axel Springer announced (here). SeLoger already owns holiday portals a-Gîtes.com and Vacances.com, acquired in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In addition, SeLoger has an entire sub-site at Vacances.Seloger.com devoted to...

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France’s Figaro Classifieds to enhance its job boards

Figaro Classifieds, a division of Groupe Figaro, is aiming to enhance the brands of Cadremploi and Keljob, the job boards it owns, with an advertisement campaign, a new interface, an Apple Watch app, and other features. Keljob, France’s job board that turned 15 years of age this year, now has a new interface, with a new logo and an enhanced, mobile-compatible search. Keljob is one of France’s...

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