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Zoopla.co.uk launches game-changing property iPhone app

- Includes instant value estimates of all 27 million UK homes -

19th July 2010

Leading property website Zoopla.co.uk has today launched the UK's most comprehensive iPhone app for property consumers. The free app has been designed as the ultimate resource for the residential property market allowing users to view available property listings as well as sold price data, current value estimates and other local market information.

As a first for the UK property market, the Zoopla.co.uk app makes use of Augmented Reality technology, displaying images of any property along with any relevant information such as the current asking price or current value estimate via the camera view.

With almost half a million properties listed for sale or rent, over 15 million sold house prices displayed and instant value estimates on each of the 27 million homes in the country, the new Zoopla.co.uk iPhone app is being welcomed by property addicts and nosey neighbours alike.

This new mobile app is likely to prove an essential tool for house hunters on the move as an extension of the enormously popular Zoopla.co.uk website. By combining free, instant value estimates for every UK home with sold prices, local market information and hundreds of thousands of properties available for sale and to rent, the app will be a very useful destination for property consumers to both search for property and do their market research.

Key features of the Zoopla.co.uk iPhone app include

  • Free, instant value estimates for all 27 million UK homes
  • Over 15 million house prices paid dating back to 1995
  • Local market data including average home values by area
  • Search results by geography, price, keywords and more
  • Hundreds of thousands of properties for sale and to rent
  • Map-led search as well as list view and Augmented Reality*
  • Ability to save and email friends your favourite properties
  • One touch click to call or email estate agents instantly

*Available with iPhone 3GS or 4 only

Alex Chesterman, Founder and CEO of Zoopla.co.uk said, "Much like the Zoopla.co.uk website, our iPhone app provides consumers with the information they need to make better-informed property decisions. As well as listing properties available to buy or rent, we provide useful information to help users make sense of the residential property market. And now our services will be easily and readily accessible whilst 'on location' via the new mobile app."

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For further information, please contact Tim Vooght at pr@zoopla.co.uk or on 020 3872 5615.

Notes to editors

About Zoopla.co.uk

Zoopla.co.uk is the UK's most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help our users make sense of the residential property market by combining property listings with market value data, local information and community tools.

Zoopla.co.uk was founded on the principles of transparency and efficiency and everything we do aims to make the market more effective for both property consumers and professionals alike. By combining free, instant value estimates for every UK home with sold prices, local market information and hundreds of thousands of properties available for sale and to rent, Zoopla.co.uk has rapidly become the ultimate destination for property consumers to search for property and do their market research. Our unique features allow users to gain an insight into the market and discover information they won't find anywhere else. And, as a result, we have become one of the most valued sources of both applicant and vendor leads for UK estate agents.

Launched in 2008, we are the fastest growing property website in the UK, now attracting over 12 million visits per month and are proud to have been awarded numerous accolades including being listed in the Top 10 UK Tech Companies (Guardian) and the Top 10 Most Innovative UK Companies (Smarta 100) as well as being voted the UK's Best Property Portal (Web User, Daily Mail Awards, Website of the Year).

Zoopla Limited is a privately held company with a highly experienced and proven management team, led by Founder and CEO, Alex Chesterman, and backed by well-respected angel investors and leading venture capital firms Atlas Venture (atlasventure.com) and Octopus Ventures (octopusventures.com).

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