PadMapper Releases Free Android App: Every Apartment Hunter with a Smart Phone Can Rejoice

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — PadMapper’s release of its Android app means more smart phone users than ever can enjoy a hassle-free search for apartments for rent. PadMapper, which layers an interactive Google map with apartment listings pulled from Craigslist,, ForRent and others, has adapted its online interface to take advantage of the Android’s screen size, allowing users to locate available apartments while on the go. Living up to the company’s tag line “making apartment hunting suck less,” the PadMapper Android app features customizable filters, a “favorites” list, and the ability to call and email about the best listings with the click of a button.

“A mobile PadMapper has always been part of the plan,” says Eric DeMenthon, Founder and President of PadMapper, Inc. “Apartment hunting requires you to always be on the move, not sitting in front of your computer. I’m glad ‘Droid users now have the opportunity to take advantage of what PadMapper has to offer.”

PadMapper’s Android app showcases the most well-known and well-loved features from the web interface. Icons on the Google map pinpoint available listings, which update when the customizable filters such as rental price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, or pet policy, are adjusted. The best listings can be tagged as “favorites,” and users can call or email landlords directly from the app with the touch of a finger.

The PadMapper app has been available on the iPhone since early 2009, and is already in its second phase. While the Android app is not as advanced, DeMenthon has big plans for it. “The ‘Droid app will catch up to the iPhone app in no time,” he says. “Eventually, I hope to see all mobile device users find their dream apartments with PadMapper.”

Explore the PadMapper Android app for free.

About PadMapper: PadMapper, a web application makes apartment hunting suck less by aggregating all the nation’s apartments for rent into one interactive map. Eric DeMenthon developed PadMapper after a frustrating attempt to find an apartment in Manhattan using listing websites. Since its 2009 launch, the website has received over 1,000,000 unique visitors.


Mike Fitterer