New York, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2009
PadMapper.com, the mapping search engine for apartment rentals, marked its official launch today, after expanding its services to include Apartments.com's premium listings and a variety of new tools. It works by placing Craigslist and Apartments.com listings into a Google Map, helping users visualize the exact location of apartments. Slider controls allow the user to filter results in an intuitive manner. PadMapper currently indexes over 100,000 new house and apartment rental listings every week in over 80 major cities in the US and Canada.
Every aspect of PadMapper was designed to help users quickly narrow down the overwhelming number of available listings to the few that are good matches for them.
"PadMapper's aim is to help people complete their apartment hunt as quickly and painlessly as possible," said Eric DeMenthon, founder of TopHat Monkey Software. "Besides price, location is probably the most important factor for most people when choosing a place to live, but it's also one of the hardest things to figure out on most online apartment rental listing sites. With PadMapper, you view rental listings by clicking on their location on the map."
He continued, "As rental prices in big cities have fallen, people have been using PadMapper to research pricing in neighborhoods to see if they're paying too much."
Even before its official release, word of PadMapper leaked out and spread by word of mouth, and it was featured on Lifehacker.com and Thrillist. The response from users has been overwhelmingly positive:
"This is easily the best way to look for a new apartment if you know the area you are moving to. Just thought I would let you know." - Rob G.
"Let me start off by saying that I love PadMapper. It has been such a useful tool while looking for a new apartment." - Alex B.
And many more like that.
PadMapper features rentals in New York, Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and many other major cities in the US and Canada, as well as thousands of smaller towns. PadMapper is free for apartment hunters.
About TopHat Monkey Software LLC:
TopHat Monkey Software develops web applications with a focus on innovative user interface design to make complex tasks more manageable. TopHat Monkey Software was founded in 2008 by Eric DeMenthon. The company is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.