Android App Simplifies House Hunting

Around here, we don’t like Android apps that look like cheap and lazy bookmarks. Fortunately,’s new Android app doesn’t fall into that category, offering a well-integrated experience if you’re looking for a property to buy or rent.

As you’d expect, the app lets you search for properties, and can use your current location as the basis for a search. You can easily flip between a list of search results and a Google Maps display of where those are by tapping the maps button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. You can filter your results by number of bedrooms, bathrooms or price range, and expand your search into adjacent suburbs if you want to.

My one complaint? The app flat-out refused to install on a Galaxy Tab 10.1v running Honeycomb. It didn’t even show up in the app search results on that device, which suggests that it’s deliberately excluding itself from newer devices, and that’s a pity.

The app is a free download for Android devices. [Android Market]

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