BrandArena: launches world-first Android app in Nigeria and 27 other countries

Saturday, 21 June 2014 launches world-first Android app in Nigeria and 27 other countries

Global real estate portal has unveiled a world-first Android app for house-hunters, available in Nigeria and 27 emerging markets worldwide.

Lamudi Nigeria currently hosts more than 18,000 property listings from Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and other cities and towns across Nigeria. Globally, the Lamudi ventures collectively list over 400,000 properties from across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, giving international house-hunters a free mobile platform to buy, rent or sell real estate on the go.

The launch of Lamudi’s Android app in Nigeria follows the successful roll out of the company’s iOS app in four countries last week. The iOS app for iphones and ipads will be available in the Nigerian market soon after.

The Lamudi apps are designed to meet the growing demand for mobile internet services in emerging markets. A recent State of the Internet report highlighted the pace of growth for mobile in these regions. Out of 56 million Nigerians going online today, an estimated 20 million access the internet via smartphone devices.

The Android platform is now the dominant mobile platform globally, according to recent figures from Statcounter. More than 52% of smartphones are now running Google’s operating system. Apple’s iOS is the world’s second most common platform, capturing 23% of the global smartphone market.

Managing Director of Lamudi Nigeria, Obi Ejimofo during the official launch of the Lamudi App expressed his excitement at this innovation. He said ‘At Lamudi we are in constant evolution mode and constant expansion simultaneously. While launching this ground-breaking app, we are also capping another milestone with 18,000 listings this week. We want to make finding your next home as simple as making a phone call – The Lamudi app makes this possible.”

Sacha Poignonnec, co-CEO of Africa Internet Holding, Lamudi’s holding company, commented on the launch: “The Lamudi app is the first app of its kind in the world, due to the vast outreach of the app to 28 different emerging markets around the world, 17 of which are in Africa. This is a huge step for Lamudi in bringing the global real estate market into the pockets of millions of new users, who will now have access to the world’s largest online real estate platform on the move. Lamudi is revolutionising the way that users are searching for their ideal home, and will continue to underline its dominance as the market leader in Africa and the world.”

Both the Android and iOS apps have customised search functions, allowing users to easily filter results by country. A key feature of the app is the match alert function, which notifies users as soon as a property that suits their needs hits the market. Users can also create a list of favourites to bookmark properties, which can be accessed at any time and on any device.


  1. Lateefat Bukola Bamidele22 June 2014 at 00:51

    This is awesome. My husband and I are thinking of getting a new apartment soon. Maybe we will try and see if we could get lucky with a good accommodation that is not too expensive

  2. Its good most Nigeria companies are building their own apps, from banking sector to telecomms, media to transportation and now properties