Housing.com recently announced the revamp of its Housing App for iPhone and iPad users, with the aim of making it easier and more intuitive for users to find their most ideal temporary or permanent homes. The new version features a simplified and streamlined interface, improved navigation and a gesture based approach in design that promises to enhance customer experience.
Advitiya Sharma, Co-founder, Housing.com said, “We are delighted to launch our new iOS app for users which are constantly on the go. The new app is one of the best designed real estate app globally which promises to take real estate users on the mobile to the next level. Nowadays, people are always on the move with customers constantly on the search for placed to rent, buy & sell. We are confident that the new app will resonate with the customers and completely refine their house hunting experience.”
Housing.com was started in June 2012, by a group of 12 IIT B alumni. Since its inception, the company has established a strong presence in 30 major cities in India. Their approach is rooted in technology and authentic data. The company has established the first ever Data Science Lab (DSL) for the real estate industry. Through DSL, Housing intends to periodically enhance its functioning by way of constant market analysis and research.
The company aims to change the face of Indian real estate industry by bringing a whole new experience in house hunting to its users.
Mr. Zishaan Hayath, co-founder, Chaupaati Bazaar led the first round of funding for Housing in 2012. This was closely followed by the business tycoon, Mr. Haresh Chawla’s investment in the second round. The third came through India’s leading venture capitalist fund, Nexus VP. Most recently, Housing.com raised Rs.115 crore in its fourth round of funding, from leading venture capital (VC) firms, Helion Venture Partners, Nexus VP, and Qualcomm Ventures. These resources have been directed towards expansion, recruitment of the top talent from premier educational institutes in order to nurture product quality and investments for future growth.
Based on extensive customer research and insights, Housing.com’s revamped new iOS app dons new features which make it more user and ready friendly.
The new app is completely gesture based making browsing in map view more simplified by use of carousel navigation. Once the user starts browsing, all he/she needs to do is just swipe through carousel cards and the map adjusts to the location of the property automatically. In addition, the new app enables users to short-list their favourite properties through a single swipe of the card downwards.
Housing.com has also restructured the details view providing a reader friendly experience to its users. In the previous app all information such as ratings, amenities and location were shown together, making it difficult for users to read and understand it. The new design has a parallax effect which reveals itself when you scroll up, yet displaying all the information at one place.
Ratings have been meticulously assigned by Housing.com’s Data Sciences Lab Team to help users make informed choices. Tapping on the ratings button reveals locality, society and lifestyle rating of the property.
The amenities section has also been modified, to reduce information overload, by listing only four major amenities on the front screen and the rest of the categories has been moved to the more section.
Contacting the real estate agent or the landlord is only a tap away, as the redesigned app features details of the person listing the property and their contact details.