There is an increasing shift in internet consumption from Desktop browsers to mobile devices like Phones and Tablets. Therefore, it is expected that apps should be developed to address this changing pattern in internet consumtption. More and more Nigerians are on the go than ever before, and considering the ease and increasing rate at which people use mobile devices nowadays, developing a mobile platform is imperative especially in the online property search industry.
At Hutbay, we are committed to removing the stress and hassles from your property hunt. Though we already have an app for Windows 8, we felt we could do better by taking advantage of some key windows 8 design patterns to help users feel more at home when using the app. It’s our pleasure therefore to announce an update to our Windows 8 App.
A recent Flurry study shows that mobile users spend 80 percent of their time in apps, rather than in a browser.
With a clean and easy to use interface and taking advantage of windows 8-specific gestures, you can view properties available for sale or for rent in an area, make a property search that is filtered to your preference based on selected criteria (e.g. property type, maximum price, number of bedrooms and baths).
Search can also be done outside the app environment by using the windows 8 Search Charm. Result of each search is neatly trotted out where you can view detailed information and photos of selected property. Also, you can easily contact the listing agent or share a property you find interesting with family and friends using Facebook or Twitter or by Email, all within your device.
On the App bar are stash of icons that you can use to create property alert, send real estate related enquiries to agents and feedback as regard making the app better.
Below are screenshots of the app on a Surface Tablet.
You can download the app right away by clicking here or search for “Hutbay” in the Windows Store. We promise to keep you apprised as we roll out updates on current and upcoming Hutbay mobile apps.