Technology

HomeKeepr update keeps what was good, adds more of it

Vendor recommendation app evolves into total home management solution
  • HomeKeepr app wasn't loved at first but its updated version fixes all of my concerns
  • Real estate related apps have to appeal to consumers for the long haul

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Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. HomeKeepr is an app initially designed for agents to help homeowners find the best service professionals to work on their properties. The advantage to agents is that you can brand it and the vendors recommended to the user come from your "preferred list." Here's what I wrote about the app in April, 2015: "I have a very hard time believing that in five years, that app is going to remain in place on users’ phones, regardless of how many push notifications are sent out. "Almost weekly, I’m doing a quick scan of unused apps just for ways to free up some phone storage. Apps I thought were awesome last night turned out to be attractive icons with slow-to-load, buggy content under the tap." HomeKeepr's Rob Morrelli called me last week to discuss some updates to his product. Not only was it very magnanimous of him to not be ticked off about my opin...