The real estate market has seen a few inclusions over the years in the form of companies that have made big over the years. While some took a relatively larger time to succeed, there are companies which have made big in a shorter duration of time. One such company that turned the tables and made it is the top most real estate company in the UK is Zoopla.
The company was founded in January 2008 by Alex Chesterman and Simon Kain and since then has one of the best real estate companies in the region. The company owned by Silver Lake Partners provides users with information related to renting houses, selling them and making an estimate price for it.
Some Statistics about Zoopla
The company is ranked 10 in the UK, is the No 1 Real Estate Company in the region.
The website has more than 29 Million visits as per website SimilarWeb.com
Its recent acquisition by Silver Lake Partners for $3 Billion made it the top destination for investors and shareholders.
The Zoopla, Real Estate Mobile App has more than a million installs making it the best Real Estate App in the UK.
Services offered by Zoopla
Zoopla allows users to find houses for sale, rent using its hundreds of thousands of listings in the UK.
Its services extend to buying houses internationally as well.
Users can directly call with agents and discuss related information or even set up a meeting.
Users can directly get the mortgage amount and even the approximate cost of any home listed on the website.
Working Model of Zoopla
Zoopla connects buyers and sellers for the purpose of the purchase, selling, or renting of a property. Straightaway, you can call it the best app for real estate agents in the UK.
The reason being users cannot list their property directly on the website. Rather you need an agent who will instruct you in order to have your property appear on the portal. You can also contact ‘Online Agents’ who would list your property on their own website.
So how does the company earn? Well, via Advertisements. The various tools available on the website make the search much easier. This is why there is strict competition among agents and sellers.
Features to have in your application like Zoopla
The map view allows the user to select an exact location for your house or property. It is a great tool to locate properties in any part of the world. Ask your Real Estate Mobile App Development Company to provide map feature which requires map integration.
It is extremely difficult for your potential users who have visited the website to be updated with the new alerts. This is where a real estate app can help users. Users can set alerts for properties listed in a specific location to be sent via emails or messages.
Every website or app requires the use of filters to some extent. However, in case of a real estate mobile app development, do include filters which can give your users smart search within seconds of their swiping.
You can ask your developer to create filters according to Country, Pin code, Area, price, and add some additional features based on your requirement.
Local Area Info
You can add this functionality which would consist of information in terms of the price set by the seller, the approximate price at any point of time and the number of users currently interested in this venture.
A photo slide show would consist of the images of the listings. You can create a feature which would require the seller of the property to list the images of various sections of the property.
You can allow users to sign in from any device or platform. Moreover, you can allow users to log in to social media platforms as well as it is a platform to run ad campaigns on.
Connect with Agents
Your dream real estate mobile app should allow users to call agents which work specifically for the application. You can also devise your strategies such that a user’s call can directly reach to the listed agents on your mobile application.
Well, just a handful of mobile applications in the world provide 3D Virtual tours. This means that your uses should be able to imagine themselves to be in their potential homes.
A VR App Development Company can make your dream become a reality in no time.
Analysing the Cost for Developing a Mobile App like Zoopla
Well, the cost of developing an application depends on several factors. Here we will have a detailed review with Infographics of various factors which most of the developers don’t consider largely.
Before you finalise your developer for making your Real estate Mobile App Design, ask your developer to provide a free wireframe for the same. Some companies would provide you some discount while a few like us, would offer you wireframe for free as it gives you an idea of how your design will look like.
The development platform you choose influences to cost to some extent. Moreover, every project has some essential tools and frameworks to be worked on. For instance, the cost of native and hybrid apps will be different as native works on a dedicated platform like iOS.
Use of cross-platform frameworks minimises the overall cost and makes the app development more affordable than ever.
The application would consist of data to be stored in a database. For this, you can use cloud servers or even consider relying on your standalone in-house server.
Moreover, the APIs you wish to add in your application needs considerable efforts for integration. Thus overall, backend cost will vary depending on the server you choose and the APIs you integrate. Your real estate app will enlist a lot of data which needs to be fetched effectively; this is where a good backend team can help you immensely.
Though testing is included in the overall development package various stages of app development require monitoring to remove the existing bugs and system errors. This is where our agile app development methodology allows us to provide testing facilities both pre and post-deployment of an app.
Generally, companies charge separately for maintenance of your mobile application. This includes optimising code, testing, releasing new versions of the application, etc.
Other Parameters to Know the Cost of App Development
Features and Functionalities
It plays a pivotal role while deciding app development cost. In general, the more the complexity of features, the more the cost of the final product will be. For instance, an app which requires incorporating Virtual Reality and 3D tours would be greater than a simple app with features mentioned above.
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Size of Application
The size of the application strongly influences the cost of mobile app development. Moreover, platforms like iOS, Android and Web-based apps are primarily required by users. A large sized application requires more paid functionalities to be included. This increases the cost of app development to some extent.
Small sized application: $9,000 per platform
Medium sized Application: $16,000 per platform
Large Sized Application: $22,000 per platform
Country wise App Development Cost
Consider the simple rule; living standards largely determine the cost of mobile app development in any country. Have a look at the average cost of mobile app development in various countries.
India: $12 per hour
USA: $18 per hour
Europe: $18 per hour
New Zealand: $15 per hour
Australia: $18 per hour
Time Invested By App Developers
The time invested by mobile app developer’s play an important role in predicting the cost. As far as our experience is concerned, below is a basic idea of how much time it takes to develop a mobile application.
Simple Apps: It takes anything around 300 hours
Moderate Apps: It requires 400-600 hours
Multifaceted Apps: It requires somewhere between 60-900 hours
Highly Multifaceted Apps: It requires more than 900 hours in total
We hope this blog will help you find out what you need to consider before you go ahead with your idea.
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