Technology

Opendoor just launched an app for iPhone and Android

The company made announcements in its Phoenix and Dallas/Ft. Worth markets

What good is any technology in 2016 if you can't use it on the go? Opendoor, a well-funded real estate startup that makes online offers on homes and flips them, just took its mobile user experience to the app level for both iPhone and Android customers. The app allows buyers to search Opendoor's listings, visit them on their own and connect with the startup for a "seamless purchase process." Notably, the startup only makes its own listings available for search in the app. It's opted not to tap Internet Data Exchange (IDX) feeds from MLSs to serve up properties listed by other brokerages. (Opendoor is both a property owner and a listing brokerage.) Opendoor made the announcement in both Phoenix (its home base) and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. On its website, Opendoor advertises well over 400 active listings spread across the two cities -- including a large pool of "listing soon" properties in Phoenix. “With the app launch today, we’re putting the hom...