iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Safer Showings has many unique features and is ideal for any realtor who does real estate showings.
As stated in the application’s description, showing houses can be dangerous. Safer Showings was developed by a realtor to help deter situations that could be potentially harmful.
With realtors in mind, the app has streamlined many different features for all sorts of emergency situations that may occur. One of the features Safer Showings includes is the ability to capture a picture and send it with a screenshot mapping your current location to any contact listed on your iOS device.
This feature works quickly and efficiently; however, I would prefer the location screenshot to have been “zoomed out” a little farther for ease of identifying location.
Another interesting option of Safer Showings is the ability to record a video with the “stealth recording” feature. Unlike the conventional iOS video camera that displays the “viewfinder” on screen while recording, Safer Showings will keep the main menu screen of the app static, except for a blinking red light, and record a video using the main camera lens.
Other useful features of Safer Showings include a flashlight that uses the LED light, siren that emits a loud sound from the speakers, and a designated button to quickly call 911.
Another feature that Safer Showings incorporated into the app was the option to take a picture of an individual’s ID. Before taking the picture, a legal disclaimer prompt shows up on the screen for the individual to read and agree to.
We especially appreciate that all of the incorporated features and details of Safer Showings will not only provide a sense of security for realtors, but also add another level of professionalism.
Appearance and Layout:
As a whole, the layout of Safer Showings is very easy to use, making it easy to navigate quickly and efficiently.
Even as a first time user with little knowledge of the real estate world, I found the app fairly self explanatory. One of the reasons Safer Showings is so easy to use is because all functions of the app are accessible with one touch of a button.
However, even though the layout of this app makes it very user-friendly, the overall aesthetic value of it comes across as a bit lacking. A blurred image of a house makes up the background of the app, and while this image is obviously in line with the overall purpose of the app, it does make the appearance more cluttered. We would prefer that each user could change the image or opt for no image at all.
At $2.99, Safer Showings is a little more expensive than the typical $0.99 app purchase, although since this is an app for professionals, the price should not be an issue.
The bottom line is that is a great example of an app targeted at a specific niche demographic with its particular needs in mind.
For those that fit into the app’s target audience of realtors, Safer Showings can be a very useful and rewarding application.
The app is loaded with many different features and works extremely well. If anything, Safer Showings does provide a sense of security that realtors desire. I recommend Safer Showings to anyone within real estate business.
Safer Showings requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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