Texas Travel Company Makes Hit Android App

HomeAway LogoHomeAway Incorporated out of Austin, Texas is one of the world’s leading networks of online vacation rentals and just recently announced the launch of its new HomeAway Vacation Rental Search app for Android devices. The app, which was developed by Mobiata, enables travelers to search, filter and share over 230,000 global vacation rental listings that are available on HomeAway.com.

HomeAway launched its first mobile application back in August of 2010 for the iPhone which was also created by Mobiata. The app was also released on iTunes in January 2011 and has over 50,000 downloads. The new app for Android has enhanced versions of the convenient features available on HomeAway’s website including:

  • Sort by number of bedrooms, price and/or availability
  • Bookmark vacation rentals and share them with friends and family via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter
  • Contact owners or property managers directly from the mobile device to inquire about a property
  • See vibrant property photos in full-screen photo galleries
  • View the physical location of the vacation rentals via Google Maps mapping service and search by proximity to landmarks and geography

According to Tom Hale, Chief Product Officer of HomeAway, “Vacation rentals are continuing to gain popularity among travelers looking for more space, privacy and value on vacation. After the success of the HomeAway iPhone app, we wanted to expand to the Android platform to give the majority of smartphone users the ability to find, share and inquire about the thousands of HomeAway vacation rentals anytime, anywhere.”

“We’re extremely proud of the HomeAway app because it gives travelers an easy, elegant way to find great proprietaries,” says President of Mobiata Ben Kazez. “The success of the iPhone application is a testament to both the HomeAway service and Mobiata’s ability to create applications travelers want and that are simple to use. With the Android platform rapidly gaining adoption among mobile subscribers, we anticipate great things for the new app.”

Source: PRNewswire – Travelers May Now Access Thousands of Vacation Homes from their Android Mobile Devices

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