Spain’s Kyero.com announced back in May that they were going to begin development of the mobile-friendly version of their site, and now after just a few months and minor obstacles, the company has finally released it.
According to the company, the mobile site currently allows mobile visitors to search for properties and make an enquiry. Kyero will be looking to extend this functionality, and they encourage users to submit their feedback and comments, which will help developers fine-tune things to the on-the-go mobile site.
Kyero’s desktop home page has a new ‘mobile’ tab which can be clicked to change the site to the mobile version.
The mobile version has a settings icon in the top right of the which allows the user to switch back to the desktop version, switch languages and send us feedback.
Just like the main Kyero site, the mobile version uses their Rails language engine, Locale, which means that whenever the company adds support of new languages on the site, they will automatically be added to the desktop and mobile versions simultaneously.
Moving forward, Kyero will be turning its attention to increasing the number of languages on its site to 30 by the end of 2012; among the more ‘tricky’ languages which will be included are Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew and Hindi.
The company has seen the significant role foreign property investors have already played in the Spanish property market. As other countries develop economically and technologically, they will also look into buying property on the Iberian Peninsula and its islands, and they will find their ideal home/apartment easier if they can browse in their own language.
The company declared, ‘gremlins’ such as browser detection, domain redirection, cookies, languages and cache invalidation were some of their obstacles which they had to overcome while creating the mobile site.
On Kyero’s blog they stated: All of this is made possible by our choice of the Ruby on Rails framework, it’slocalization plug-in – and our own localization engine which allows copy-writers, developers and translators to collaborate and produce Kyero as a truly multi-lingual web site.