99acres.com introduces property search on mobile
In an endeavour to ease property search and to make the site device agnostic, 99acres.com, India’s No.1 property portal, has introduced property search on mobile. Launched in partnership with Mobisoc Technology, 99acres.com offers a WAP application for property search that allows users to search properties via mobile. Builders and brokers can check their account and track responses on properties uploaded on 99acres.com.
“We understand that time is of critical value today and responding real time is imperative. Our users, builders and brokers are on the move all the time, which makes it difficult for them to be connected to their PC or laptop. We want to be sure that users can connect to 99acres anywhere anytime and endeavour to make property search effortless and time efficient.” said Vineet Singh, Business Head, 99acres.com.
The advantages of the application are manifold. When users are on the move for house hunting and exhaust the options that were shortlisted, they can connect to 99acres.com through their handsets and search for more properties in that area, thus, saving on time. Listings contain not only the address and specs of the property, it also lists the phone number of the broker/builder thus enabling users to contact and close transactions quickly. Property builders and brokers can access their 99acres.com account on mobile, check responses and can contact prospective buyers/tenants without losing time to get connected to a PC.
Commenting on the launch, Vinish Kathuria, President – Strategy & Business Development, Mobisoc said, “We are excited to partner with 99acres.com to bring Rich Internet Experience to its customers. With 310 million plus Mobile users in India and growing every month, applications like 99acres.com make it convenient for an average user to do some of the things better, especially when he/she is on the move”.
The application is simple and easy to use. To get the application on mobile handsets, users need to sms ‘99’ to the short-code 56300. Alternately, users can feed their mobile number on the link - https://mobile.99acres.com. Within seconds they would receive a sms with a link. Through GPRS connectivity of any cellular services provider mobile users can connect with the link, download the application and get going.
Once installed, users can access the application from ‘Applications’ or ‘my own’ folder on their mobile. The application opens the Main menu screen, which allows users to select an option between search/check/post properties. Users can search for properties on rent and sale by city, budget and property type and select any listing to view property details. Further, a user may call a contact via the application. Builders and brokers who have an account on 99acres.com, can check their account and track responses on properties posted by them.
Soon, the application will also allow builders and brokers to upload properties through the application.