The new Redfin app for Microsoft’s Windows Phone promises to
deliver the core features of the online real estate service,
including the ability to search for homes to rent or buy, research
neighborhoods, and find an agent. But unlike Redfin’s 4.5-star
apps for iPhone and Android, this app gets a 2.5-star rating, and
a string of negative reviews.
“Mediocre experience at best,” says one reviewer. “Please get the
As it turns out, this isn’t a native Windows Phone app — and it
wasn’t made by Redfin. It was developed by Microsoft, by packaging
up Redfin’s mobile website in the form of an installable app. In
fact, the existence of the Redfin app for Windows Phone was a
surprise to Redfin.