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Realtor.com releases 5th-generation mobile app

Update allows users to share listings on Facebook, Twitter

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Realtor.com has released version 5.0 of its mobile real estate app for iOS and Android, which allows users to share listings on social media channels including Facebook and Twitter, view higher-resolution photos, and access shortcuts using a new menu. Mobile users can also view listings in a new photo gallery tab, and see listing photos without leaving search results. "Our world is constantly becoming more connected, so being able to add a social element to our app for users to share their real estate journey with friends and family was an absolute must in our development," said Scott Boecker, chief product officer at realtor.com operator Move Inc., in a statement. "The realtor.com app allows users to share the experience of buying and selling a home and get feedback they desire while easily navigating the market." Launched in 2009, the realtor.com mobile appĀ  accounted for nearly 50 percent of all listing detail pages viewed during the first quarter of 2013, the company said...