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HotPads real estate iPad app goes live

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Property search site HotPads has launched a free mobile application for Apple's tablet device, the iPad.The site also released a redesigned version of its Android app today, and the site recently updated its iPhone app. Both smartphone apps were originally released in January 2010."Since April 2010, we've seen more than a 350 percent growth (in our mobile user base) and the pace is picking up daily," said Paul Gleger, spokesperson for HotPads."We're really excited about the possibilities of combining location information with housing data and serving it up on the go. There is a lot of we can do in this space and our plans are pretty ambitious. In the coming months users can expect a steady stream of updates and releases for our phone and tablet apps." Users who download the iPad app are invited to search for listings near their current location or near a location they specify. An "Options" button allows users to search for for-sale homes, rentals, or h...