SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., April 11, 2011 — Yardi announced today the highly successful launch of its RentCafe.com iPhone application, which enhances the mobile dimension of the RentCafe.com Internet listing service platform. The RentCafe iPhone app was made available at Apple’s App Store on March 23.
In the first two and half weeks of its deployment the RentCafe iPhone app generated nearly 4,500 downloads and more 230,000 page views from users in more than 900 cities. Each user visited an average of 22 pages, and more than half revisited the site. The RentCafe iPhone app has quickly gained traction in many major metropolitan areas, with high usage reported in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
The new app gives prospects access to RentCafe listings from any location through an iPhone. They can search for apartments, see photo galleries, compare amenities, view available floor plans and request a visit, with instant local search capability available through the Global Positioning System. Searches can be filtered by city, ZIP Code and radius, and by beds/baths, amenities, pets and other attributes. For property managers using Yardi Voyager™, the RentCafe.com and the RentCafe iPhone app sends prospect information directly into Voyager, populating a guest card and beginning the online application workflow.
“The iPhone app expands RentCafe’s mobile reach to a rental demographic that’s increasingly reliant on mobile technology,” said Terri Dowen, senior vice president of sales for Yardi. “We are pleased with the app’s immediate success, and with it we look forward to helping our clients market their apartments.”
RentCafe is an Internet listing service that provides property listings, availability, photos, and floor plans to prospective renters. It uniquely integrates with Yardi Voyager™ so that leads are automatically entered as Voyager Guest Cards. RentCafe is compatible with mobile devices including BlackBerry(R), iPhone(R), iPad(R), Droid(R), and Windows(R) Phone 7. A popular iPhone app is also available in the iTunes Store. For more information, visit www.rentcafe.com.
Yardi Systems has been committed to the design, development and support of real estate investment management and property management software for nearly 30 years. With its Yardi Multifamily Suite™, Yardi Commercial Suite™ and Yardi Investment Suite™, the Yardi Voyager™ system is the most comprehensive single real estate management platform on the market today. Yardi serves clients around the world from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. More information about Yardi products and services is available at www.yardi.com.
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