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Africa Internet Holding-backed real estate startup, Lamudi, has launched an Android version of its mobile app. People looking to buy, rent or sell real estate on-the-go in over 28 markets around the globe, now have access to over 400 000 property listings in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
The news follows the roll out of the iOS app which launched last week which is available in a handful of countries. The apps are said to be designed to meet the growing demand for mobile services in developing markets. In Africa and Asia, mobile accounts for more than 30% of all internet usage.
One of the app’s key features is the match alert function, which notifies users as soon as a property that suits their needs hits the market. Users can also create a list of favourites to bookmark properties, which can be accessed at any time and on any device.
Sacha Poignonnec, co-CEO of Africa Internet Holding, commented on the launch, “The Lamudi app is the first app of its kind in the world, due to the vast outreach of the app to 28 different emerging markets around the world, 17 of which are in Africa.”
“This is a huge step for Lamudi in bringing the global real estate market into the pockets of millions of new users, who will now have access to the world’s largest online real estate platform on the move. Lamudi is revolutionising the way that users are searching for their ideal home, and will continue to underline its dominance as the market leader in Africa and the world.”