Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Great Feedback on Our Facebook App

Some great feedback from an early user of the new apartment search facebook application. Believe it or not, I don't even know this guy:

Oh my god, I don’t say this often and I hate facebook apps out of principle (if you ask me then facebook should’ve never allowed highschool kids or applications) but:

LOVE IT LOVE IT.

a) it is simple

b) it is blazingly fast (faster than apartment website)

c) it is intuitive

d) you can save apartment to look at later

e) makes searching for a place with roommates super easy because you can share it over facebook

This is the new cragislist of apartment hunting. Seriously. I wish I had this when a few months ago. Once again, I can’t believe I’m saying this about a facebook app, but I LOVE IT

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Facebook Apartment App Beta Test Launch

Thank you again for your help and support testing our initial version of the Rent Jungle site back in May! We have integrated your feedback. We are excited to announce a new product and could use your help again.

Next week we will be launching an innovation that is first of its kind in the apartment listing industry: a Facebook application that allows you to search for apartments and share them with your friends without leaving the Facebook site. Before we open up the application to the public, we need some help testing it. Please visit the application at http://apps.facebook.com/rentjungle. You will need a Facebook account to access all the features. Once you have taken a look, please comment here with any feedback and improvement ideas. If you like what you see, please become a fan of the application by clicking “become a fan” on the application homepage.

In addition to the new Facebook application, we have significantly increased our inventory (e.g., we now have over 17,000 listings within 10 miles of Manhattan ). We have added many new features including the ability to search for points of interest (e.g., Starbucks, Whole Foods, gyms, etc.) next to your desired apartment. Best of all, we are now receiving ~1,000 unique visitors a day and growing! If you have not visited the site recently, please do so by clicking here.

Thank you again for your help and support!