Technology bakes school search into mobile apps

Android, iOS app upgrades surface school ratings, nearby schools
Published on Apr 23, 2013 | Updated on Jul 16, 2013

Consumers can now use's mobile Apple and Android apps to search for new homes based on a specific school or school district's attendance boundary, as determined by Maponics.With the app update, users can also see school ratings from the school-rating nonprofit GreatSchools, discover other schools near where they are searching, and filter listings by private schools."We understand that when searching for the perfect home for your family or soon-to-be family, schools are an incredibly important consideration in the home-hunting process," said Errol Samuelson, president of boundary search has become a popular feature for portals and by late last year Trulia, Redfin, Estately and Century 21, all licensing data from Vermont-based geographic information systems data provider Maponics, had added the functionality into the desktop versions of their sites.Although, the offical home search portal of the National Association of Realtors, ...