Global property portal Lamudi has launched its iOS app dubbed Lamudi: Real Estate for Sale and Rent in Lagos, Nigeria in a bid to capture the rapidly expanding smartphone market in the West African nation.
The launch comes after the successful roll-out of the company’s Android app last month in Nigeria. The Lamudi’s Android app is currently accessible on iOS devices in 16 countries – among them in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Lamudi, which is a division of African Internet Holding, has thus far made the iOS app accessible in nine African countries.
According to Allie Morse, the CEO of Lamudi West and Central Africa, Lamudi is very excited concerning the launch of iOS app, enabling property seekers to surf from their mobile devices 1000’s of top properties. The leading property portal provides buyers, renters, property owners and sellers a safe and easy-to-use platform to look for or list properties online.
Managing Director of Lamudi Nigeria commented during the official launch of the Lamudi iOS app that Lamudi Nigeria has taken giant leaps since its official launch last year. He further stated: “Lamudi is all about constant evolution. Some months back we launched the You tube channel and android app and today we are launching the iOS app making certain that we get Lamudi Nigeria in the hands of more than 30 million estimated smartphone Nigeria users.”
Sacha Poignonnec, the co-CEO of Africa Internet Holding, stated: “The launch of Lamudi’s Android app was a great success last month. We witnessed great demand from our Nigerian users and beyond, therefore we chose to keep the momentum going by moving on to iOS immediately.”
According to Lamudi, the novel iOS app places thousands of worldwide property listings from 16 countries “inside your pocket.”
“In sum, listings from nine African countries are currently accessible on iOS, which means that your dream home is now only a tap away,” Lamudi said in a statement.
According to a new report from research firm Frost & Sullivan, the Lamudi app offers house-hunters the perfect platform to buy, sell or rent property on the go. The Android and iOS apps are designed to satisfy the rising demand for mobile internet services in emerging markets. The use of smartphone in sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to increase by 40-percent every year until 2017.
A fundamental feature of the app is its customized search function that permits users to filter results simply by country. Additionally, the app offers match alerts, with users being notified as soon as a property that matches their needs hits the market. House-hunters can also bookmark their preferred properties to access on any device at any time.
According to Lamudi, the listings on the app contain “high-quality photo galleries, detailed property information, maps, and multiple contact details for property owners or agents. Users can also share their favourite properties with family and friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.”
Currently, the Lamudi iOS app is available in Kenya, Ghana, Morocco, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Colombia, Mexico, Zimbabwe, the Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Peru and Indonesia.