Take Your Housing Search on the Road!
HotPads has released a mobile Android Application that lets you take your housing search on the road with these great features:
- Map-based housing search using GPS location or address
- Search apartments, rental houses, homes for sale, and hotels
- See detailed listings with photos
- Call or email properties with one touch
Using the HotPads Android Application
Searching for Listings
Search by entering an address or by using your current GPS location to see listings around you. Then, specify which type of housing you are interested in: rental, sale, or hotels. Enter the desired number of bedrooms and your price range to see all available homes that meet your criteria.
The listings will appear as building icons that denote the size and type of property, from smaller home icons for single family houses to larger building icons for apartment buildings. You can zoom in and out on the map to narrow or broaden your search area.
Viewing and Contacting Properties
To see more information about a particular listing, tap on the building icon and click "view listing." There, you will be able to see the description of the property, as well as the pricing information and photos. If you are interested in the property, you can add it to your favorites, email a friend, share it on Facebook, or contact the property right from the listing.
You can also get directions to the property right from the basic info bubble by clicking "get directions." A line will appear that shows you turn by turn directions from your GPS location right to the property! You can choose to get either walking directions or driving directions.
More Hot Features
You can also see your search results in list form. From the home page, either enter an address to search nearby or use your GPS location and then click "List Search." All of the available properties that fit your criteria will appear in list format.
You can save listings as "favorites" by clicking the outline of the star in the preview bubble or the thumbs up in the full listing view. The listing icon will turn blue so that you can easily see which properties you like.
From the home page, you can also click on "Favorites" to see a list of all properties you have added to your favorites!
Save your searches with your location and search criteria by clicking the "menu" button on your phone. Then, click "Save Search" and enter a search name. You can also opt to receive e-mail updates of available properties that fit your requirements.
From the home page, you can click "saved searches" to view all of your searches.
Get the HotPads Android Application
Get the HotPads Android Application by going to the market from your Android phone and searching "HotPads" or scan this code:
Have another type of smart phone? We also have an app for iPhones and other smart phones