Rightmove launches new Android app

Monday 26th March 2012
Written by Rosalind Renshaw

Rightmove has launched a new Android app. Rightmove said the app will extend the reach of member agents’ properties by capitalising on the rapid growth in Android phones, which now number over 10m in the UK.

Rightmove director Miles Shipside said: “This latest investment in our range of mobile platforms brings Rightmove on to Android handsets and allows us to build on the success of our M-Site with a full Android app.

“Over 700,000 home-movers are using the Rightmove iPhone app every month with a further 835,000 using the M-Site, which serves all other smartphone devices such as Android and Blackberry.

“With the introduction of our new Android app we expect our app user base to go past one million home-movers per month very soon. This represents an incredible proportion of active home-movers around the UK and is a real testament to the investments we have made in mobile.”

The Rightmove Android app can be downloaded for free from Google Play.  (However, are apps really such a good idea?  We have a blog on the subject which queries the idea. See what Ian Laverty has to say)

(4) Comments

Added by bob dickface on 2012-03-27 16:48:52

Will all people be able to view this or is it part of some upgrade scam by rightmove that people can only view if you sell your soul to RM to keep your membership at base rate !! RM - Pee off! LEARN YOUR UPGRADES ARE SH*TE
Added by JS on 2012-03-27 11:48:43

I'm not a fan of the rm apps on any platform, much prefer the main site as you have more control over your search, and just generally easier to navigate. Still hate them though!
Added by M Shipside 22/2/12 on 2012-03-26 07:46:34

"If your local market does not have those characteristics and your price-pump is based on little more than seasonal optimism and an estate agent’s hot air, then be prepared for buyer response to be a let-down."
Added by Don Hickman on 2012-03-26 07:19:22

wow big RM spend then?? Apps cost £500 -£750 0n average to produce. :-) ROUGHLY ONE MEMBER OFFICES SPEND PER MONTH

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