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On-The-Go Renters Can Now Access Millions Of Apartments And Rental Homes From Any Mobile Device With Apartments.com And

On-The-Go Renters Can Now Access Millions Of Apartments And Rental Homes From
        Any Mobile Device With Apartments.com And Rentalhomesplus.com

Sister Websites Round Out Mobile Offering to Accommodate both Apartment and
Rental Home Shoppers by Launching New Apps and Enhancing Existing Ones

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 18, 2013

CHICAGO, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As smartphones and mobile devices
become increasingly common, app usage has skyrocketed worldwide. In fact,
mobile app downloads doubled in 2012 to 46 billion^1 and are expected to
double again in 2013, reaching 81 billion. By 2016, mobile app downloads will
reach 310 billion^2 and their use will surpass the use of Internet domain
names, making apps the No. 1 way of engaging with brands, according to
Gatner's Brian Blau^3. In response to this projected dominance in the mobile
space, sisters websites—Apartments.com and RentalHomesPlus.com—dialed up its
mobile experience for on-the-go renters by launching brand new apps for Apple®
iOS, Android™ and Kindle Fire^4 for Android as well as making enhancements to
existing ones. Whether shopping for an apartment or a rental home, renters on
the move can now effortlessly search for a place to live from the mobile
device they prefer.

"It's no secret more and more people are choosing to interact with brands from
the click of an app," said Dick Burke, senior vice president and general
manager, Apartments.com. "People are using apps for everything from banking to
ordering groceries and recording shows on their DVR. At Apartments.com, we've
watched our own mobile traffic grow by 96% year over year. This confirms our
decision to make mobile a priority and provide an excellent experience across
many devices not only to remain competitive, but relevant with the way people
are searching."

Rental Homes Plus Launches Apps for iOS and Android

RentalHomesPlus.com, a one stop shop for renting a house, condo or townhouse
nationwide, recently rolled out apps for all Android, Kindle Fire, iPhone® and
iPad® platforms. Now, renters looking for a single-family home can search
thousands of listings nationwide with ease from a wide range of mobile
devices.

Key Features Include:

  oAbility to search by City, State and Zip Code
  oGPS functionality to display apartments nearby
  oSearches customized by floor plans, photos, amenities and more
  oFavorite searches users can save and return to later
  oDirectly contact a property representative via phone or email
  oView map and get directions to visit a property
  oResults provided in map or list view

Android and Apple users eager to learn more about the RentalHomesPlus.com apps
and download for free are encouraged to visit the iTunes or Google Play store.

Apartments.com Enhances Mobile Suite

To provide users with a seamless mobile search experience, Apartments.com
recently launched an iPad app and updated the existing iPhone app, which
originally launched in July, 2009. The enhanced Android app, launched in
January, 2012, uses responsive design to allow renters to search for an
apartment from any Android phone or tablet as the screen adjusts automatically
to the size of the device.

Users who prefer a mobile website to an app are still in luck. All
Apartments.com listings are accessible on any mobile browser.

Both Apple and Android users can search for their next apartment with ease by
downloading the app of their choice from the iTunes or Google Play store.

For even more information on RentalHomesPlus.com mobile apps, go to
www.rentalhomesplus.com/mobile.

Sources:

1.eMarketer, Paid vs. Free Mobile App Store Downloads Worldwide, 2011 to
    2016, September 11, 2012.
2.ibid
3.http://www.eweek.com/mobile/apps-marketing-and-the-cloud-gartner-predictions-for-2013/
4.Amazon, Kindle, Kindle Fire, the Amazon Kindle logo and the Kindle Fire
    logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates

About Apartments.com
Apartments.com (http://www.apartments.com) is a leading national apartment
Internet listing subscription service with more than 50,000 unique addresses
representing millions of rental units from managed properties, newspaper
classifieds and for-rent-by-owner properties. By incorporating the most
relevant products to reach renters including personalized searches and highly
visual ads featuring live chat, real-time rent, online video walk-through
demonstrations, professional photography, a mobile website and iPhone and
Android apps, Apartments.com creates easy access to its listings. Providing
unmatched exposure to its advertisers through an intuitive name, strategic
search engine placements and featured partnerships and more than 120 newspaper
websites and innovative emerging media, Apartments.com reaches millions of
renters nationwide, driving both qualified traffic and highly-engaged renters
to leasing offices nationwide. Apartments.com is a division of Chicago-based
Classified Ventures, LLC. The Apartments.com network of apartment rental
websites includes Apartment Home Living (http://www.apartmenthomeliving.com),
a leading social media apartment website distinguished by a "live for fun"
community experience, proprietary lifestyle matching and local living guides
to help renters find their perfect place to live; Rental Homes Plus
(http://www.rentalhomesplus.com), an online destination where house hunters
who prefer to rent can choose from a robust inventory of houses, condos, town
houses, duplexes and apartments from around the country; and Rentfish
(http://www.rentfish.com), a national  apartment website  offering
customizable searches by neighborhood, favorite coffee spot, sports arena,
famous landmark and more.

SOURCE Apartments.com

Website: http://www.apartments.com
Website: http://www.rentalhomesplus.com
Contact: Tammy Kotula, Public Relations and Promotions Manager,
Apartments.com, tkotula@apartments.com, +1-312-601-5249
 
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