Zephyr Real Estate is one of the most successful real estate companies in the bay area with over 200 real estate agents and local offices in many San Francisco neighborhoods. They were early adopters of mobile to help connect clients and agents, track property listings and provide tools to help manage the complex process of buying and selling real estate. They released their first mobile application for iOS and Android in 2010, but needed a comprehensive update. They came to Apptitude with some goals for a 2014 release, and working together with Zephyr tech and product representatives we came up with a plan.
Our first step was pretty straightforward: Take a look at the existing code base and fix things that were not working. Step two, optimize the client applications and see if we could make any speed improvements. Step three, evaluate the current API and advise the server team on optimizing the next API release. And coming in mid-2014, we’ll be developing brand new, written from the ground up native applications for both iOS and Android. These will have streamlined UX, new visual design, plus new features that will make it even easier for Zephyr to serve their clients in the mobile space.