HomeAway Launches iPhone Application to Search for Vacation Rentals

App Gives Travelers Access to the World’s Largest Selection of Vacation Homes, Villas and Apartments

AUSTIN, TX, August 9, 2010 HomeAway®, Inc. – the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace – today announced the launch of its free HomeAway Vacation Rental Search iPhone application. The app, developed by Mobiata, creators of the best-selling travel applications FlightTrack and TripDeck, makes it easier than ever for travelers, especially families, to search, filter and share the more than 230,000 global vacation rental properties available on HomeAway.com.

The app incorporates many of the same convenient features found on HomeAway.com including filter by number of bedrooms and price, but also enables users to search as specifically as “Lake Travis, pet-friendly, outdoor grill, with pool,” for example.

Additional highlights of the HomeAway application include the ability to:

  • Make it easy to share vacation rental options with groups of friends and family via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter
  • Rotate the iPhone to landscape view for travelers to see detailed property photos in gallery form
  • View the physical location of vacation rentals via Google Maps and search by proximity to landmarks and geography

"As the world’s leading vacation rental marketplace, we wanted to create the first and finest app for travelers to quickly access vacation rentals, and more importantly, share it with others to plan group trips,” says Tom Hale, Chief Product Officer of HomeAway. “We wanted to give mobile users the opportunity to easily find accommodations at the touch of a button should they choose something other than a hotel.”

“We continually aim to create the best travel apps possible and are very proud of HomeAway in particular as it is one of the most advanced search tools on the market,” says Ben Kazez, president of Mobiata. “To be able to narrow down thousands of homes to a handful that fits your exact needs and view the breathtaking photos on the iPhone is amazing.”

The HomeAway Vacation Rental Search app is free to use, and iPhone users can download the application from the iPhone App Store.

For information contact:

Eileen Buesing
Director of Global Public Relations
HomeAway, Inc.
Office- 512-493-0375