MyNewPlace Launches the MyNewPlace iPhone App

Search apartment and rental housing listings from anywhere – free application uses the iPhone’s unique combination of features to help renters stay organized while apartment hunting

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 21, 2009 — Apartment listing website MyNewPlace announced the launch of its apartment and rental housing iPhone application, allowing renters full-featured access to MyNewPlace’s nationwide database of over six million apartments from their iPhone. Using GPS technology, app users can locate nearby apartments, map them and contact them directly from their iPhone. Additionally, with the innovative Notes & Photos feature, users can take their own photos and make notes on their favorite properties directly within the application. Finally, using the app’s built-in Facebook Connect functionality, users can easily share listings with friends.

More than 50 million renters have visited MyNewPlace since its launch in 2006, and the MyNewPlace iPhone App takes the best from the award-winning website and adds exclusive features designed specifically for the iPhone:

  • GPS-based search for nearby properties, with the ability to specify a radius from the user’s location
  • Rich apartment search filtering, based on price, number of bedroom and baths, amenities, even pet-friendliness
  • Detailed listings for millions of apartments and rental homes, including interactive maps, photos, and detailed descriptions
  • An exclusive Notes & Photos feature that allows users to take notes and photos about their favorite apartments
  • Facebook Connect functionality so users can easily share listings with their friends

“The MyNewPlace iPhone App is the first housing-related application that truly harnesses all of the iPhone’s capabilities for smart apartment search,” said Mark Moran, VP of Marketing for MyNewPlace. “The MyNewPlace iPhone App is not just a powerful apartment search tool, but it also allows apartment-hunters to take their apartment search to the next level with personalized notes, photos and sharing capabilities that only Apple’s iPhone can provide.”

The MyNewPlace iPhone app is free to download, and is available for both the iPhone and iPod touch in Apple’s App store beginning today. The app complements MyNewPlace for Mobile, a version of the website available on any web-enabled phone.

About MyNewPlace

MyNewPlace is one of the Internet’s largest and most innovative apartment rental websites, with more than three million unique visitors per month. A three-time BusinessWeek Best of the Web winner, MyNewPlace provides the multifamily marketing professional with the most innovative and cost-effective tools to fill their vacancies, including MyNewSite, the industry’s most cost-effective website solution. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, MyNewPlace was founded in 2005 by John Helm, the founding CEO of AllApartments/SpringStreet, which became the number one apartment rental and relocation site on the Internet before its sale to Homestore in 1999. For more information, visit http://www.mynewplace.com.