STAFFORD, Va., Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc. is a national leader of online real estate advertising to the military community. Today they announced the launch of their home finder application that will allow MilitaryByOwner customers to search for homes near military bases from their mobile devices.
"With the increased demand and popularity of mobile applications, we felt that providing our customers with the ability to search for homes and contact home advertisers was the next logical step in our desire to make frequent military relocations easier for military personnel and their families," explains David Gran, President of MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc.
Mobile apps were originally intended for use with calendars, email and personal contacts. However, with advancements in developer tools as well as public demand, mobile applications broadened their reach into the realm of banking, gaming and mapping tools.
"Military families often have a small window of time to procure housing prior to relocation, turning to their mobile devices to search for homes during house hunting trips. Our app will allow users to search our expansive database of homes through the selection of the military installation they will be based at, just as they can on our website," explains Gran. "Incorporating the same advanced features we have on our site into the app will afford the user the flexibility to narrow their search down to homes that fit their specific needs."
Key components of the MilitaryByOwner app include the option to search for homes for sale or rent near more than 300 military communities. Users will be able to contact property advertisers directly by phone or email, save searches and favorite homes. Customers can utilize MilitaryByOwner.com to create custom searches, which can then be accessed through the app when they are on location actively house hunting. The added mapping interface will assist users in plotting the location of homes they are interested in as well as allowing them to see all homes that may be for sale or for rent near their current location through GPS functionality.
The app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (3rd, 4th and 5th generation) and iPad (iOS 5.0 or later). This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Release of a Droid compatible version is anticipated for the near future.
David and Sharon Gran founded MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc. in 2000. At that time David was active duty in the USMC, he and his family were moving from Germany to the states and recognized a need for assisting relocating military families.
MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc. has experienced consistent growth each year since 2000. In September 2010, MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc. was added to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, a compendium of the most entrepreneurial and fastest-growing private companies in America.
The website provides a great resource for relocating military families to advertise their homes, for sale or for rent, located near a US military base, in addition to finding housing at their next duty station. With a staff that is primarily comprised of military spouses or dependents, they can relate to the joy and stress of a military move.
MilitaryByOwner's customer service staff is available through live chat Monday-Friday 9am-9pm EST, email or office 9am-5pm EST at 866 604 9126.
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CONTACT:Sharon Gran MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc. 866 604 9126Source:MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc.