Thanks to Google’s new ‘ambiactive’ mode introduced with Android Wear, app developers can have their apps running in the background while using lesser amount of battery. Zillow is now making full use of this feature with a new update to its Android app which brings changes to the Android Wear app as well. Read more
Howdy house hunters! Let’s say you are in the market for a new house, and off running errands. On the way to your destination, your Android smartwatch announces that there is an open house in your vicinity. Read more
Google announced a new update to Google Now today, including the availability of a widget for home and lockscreens, a function we first spotted yesterday. The widget is not the only new feature included in this update, the fourth released since Google Now was launched. Google has incorporated Rotten Tomatoes movie ratings on the Movie cards to help you make a decision about what movie to go see. Support for Fandago is included so users can pull up their ticket to be scanned at the movie theater. Combined with Google Now’s trip estimating function, you can even get a reminder about when to leave for the theater so you don’t miss the previews. Read more
Apartments.com, one of the leading real estate websites, is now going to have its listings featured on the Zillow mobile application. Apartments.com currently features over 90,000 managed apartment listings, and the Zillow mobile app has received 2 million downloads to date from Apple, Android, and Blackberry mobile devices.
Zillow.com has a monthly visitor base of over 12 million, which will greatly increase the visibility of Apartments.com listings. Also, the increasing popularity of smartphones and mobile applications will increase the site’s reach even further.
Check out the full press release below.