Technology bakes school search into mobile apps

Android, iOS app upgrades surface school ratings, nearby schools

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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 School 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, ...