Rental site Zumper launches iPhone app

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Rental home and apartment listing site Zumper Inc. has released its first consumer mobile app that allows iPhone users to search Zumper's database and monitor the site's rentals on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis. The San Francisco-based site's listings, gathered from large brokers, landlords and directly from users of the free Zumper Pro landlord-focused iPhone app released in April, show up on the consumer app as a Twitter-like listings feed. Last month, Zumper took its listings site national from a beta launch in a handful of U.S. cities. Users looking for a rental in a city can select any number of neighborhoods -- the boundaries of which generated by a third-party firm -- and set up alerts for rentals that show up in those neighborhoods in the users' price range that will push them to the users' listings feed. The decision to develop the Pro version of the Zumper mobile app first was a difficult one, said Zumper co-founder and CEO Anthemos Georgiades. But it was the ...