Northern Ireland property portal PropertyNews.com has launched the first iPhone application for the local market - allowing users to access thousands of properties for sale or rent anytime anywhere using an iPhone or iPod Touch.
To date the free 'app' has proven popular with house hunters with over 4,500 downloads in the two months since its release.
Key functionality of the 'app' includes the ability to locate a house hunter’s exact position using inbuilt GPS technology and plot the location of properties for sale or rent within the immediate area and beyond.
Users can also search for property via a keyword or area search or indeed by map with directions right to the front door of their new home.
The app has been designed to afford the user the same high quality search experience as the main Propertynews website and contains full brochure information and property photographs which can be launched via a slideshow feature in full screen mode.
The iphone app also offers immediate access to estate agents through a 'Call the Agent' or 'Email the Agent' button and house hunters can also forward properties to their friends or post to social networking sites at the touch of a button. You can download the 'app' here.
Competition: Win an iPhone
To celebrate the launch, the website is offering the chance to win an iPhone worth £349. To enter the competition entrants simply have to visit propertynews.com/competition before the 31st March 2010 and correctly answer the following question: How much does it cost to download the Propertynews.com app?