Internet access via a mobile phone has become an essential part of the everyday life for many people in Hong Kong, and around the world. According to the latest information of the Census and Statistics Department, the number of mobile broadband subscribers in HK (per 100 people) has risen significantly from 19.3 in 2006 to 104.4 in 2011*, representing a four-fold increase within five years.
Following the successful launch of its iPhone app in 2011, GoHome.com.hk announced that, they have rolled out their Android version of the mobile application. The new app will allow more people to stay abreast of the latest developments in the property market and help them make better, more informed decisions.
The GoHome.com.hk Android App offers six key features:
1. All-in-One Search of More than 120,000 Properties: Users can search a wide range of properties including residential, commercial, luxury and serviced apartments in Hong Kong and overseas, all in one go.
2. Easy Way to Locate Your Dream Home: Active property hunters in Hong Kong will particularly appreciate searches via GPS or interactive map to locate their dream home at the location of their choice.
3. Shake it Out to Get More: Wondering whether there are more apartments meeting your requests? Shake the application to find more dream homes anytime and anywhere.
4. Useful Property Tools:Find the mortgage rates, floor plan and transaction history and more at one place.
5. Connect with Just a Touch: Contact the property agent or owner of that specific apartment instantly with the press of a button, minimizing the hassle to page through your phonebook.
6. Multilingual Support: Available in English, traditional and simplified Chinese.
Catherine So, Regional General Manager, GoHome.com.hk said “Online apps have become an important channel for property news and information. In Hong Kong where every minute counts, people need easy and fast access to up-to-date property information before making a decision on a transaction. GoHome.com.hk has long been leading the market in the adoption of cutting-edge technologies. The launch of the Android version of our mobile application will meet the growing demand for instant access to market information via a mobile platform. It will also offer an additional avenue for our advertisers and property agents to connect, inform and engage with their target audience.”
The GoHome.com.hk Android Appis is available for download at Google Play by clicking here. The free app works with all mobile service providers in Hong Kong.
* Source: Hong Kong as an Information Society (2012 Edition), Census and Statistics Department