Discover properties in an instant with the new PropertyGuru Lens

PropertyGuru provides PropertyGuru Lens, Asia’s first visible property search powered by AI and AR

Note: This article was first revealed on 31st January 2019.

So you’re attempting to find a house and have whittled down all alternatives to a handful of choices. How good is the asking worth? Are there different choices close by that may internet you an identical property, however at a greater provide? These are key questions that will be working by means of your thoughts, however they don’t seem to be simply answered earlier than pouring by means of extra analysis and comparisons and even going by means of a number of extra property brokers.

PropertyGuru needs to refine your final mile of determination making by letting you employ your digicam lens, level at properties in the neighboring neighborhood and uncover extra listings instantly. All with out lag and with far larger accuracy any anything tried beforehand.

Getting a property is critical enterprise, and critical enterprise, in flip, requires a critical answer. The answer? PropertyGuru Lens, an add-on perform inside the PropertyGuru app and billed as Asia’s first visible search answer for properties.

PropertyGuru Lens is a visible search answer that principally turns your smartphone digicam from a passive device that’s capturing the world round you to at least one that’s permitting you to work together with the buildings in your digicam’s viewfinder. PropertyGuru Lens is our daring try and outline the way forward for property search. – Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive & Product Officer, PropertyGuru Group.

An important distinction of its answer is that the PropertyGuru Lens is made attainable is utilizing a light-weight neural community engine that’s embedded inside the app that’s simply 2MB in dimension. This means the edge processing is completed on the cellphone itself to precisely acknowledge residential buildings by means of the cellphone’s digicam app and no digicam imagery is shipped again to PropertyGuru itself (which overcomes any privateness considerations). It analyzes and interprets residential constructing photographs in your line of sight and based mostly in your location and spatial sensing, it fetches related listings from PropertyGuru’s database of models which might be out there to buy or hire – all in real-time.

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If a few of this performance sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of the DBS Home Connect app has been providing some elements of this performance for some years now, however there isn’t any edge processing or AI evaluation concerned, and it’s purely location based mostly to checklist common property transactional costs, facilities close by and marrying it with their house mortgage calculation functionalities.  So sure, the PropertyGuru Lens is smarter, function particular to property pricing and itemizing wants, extra correct and it really works with none lag from what I’ve tried. Basically, level, faucet and uncover new property choices on-the-go!

So actually, how does it work and what’s the UI like?

Here’s a fast visible walkthrough:-

1) Upon launching the PropertyGuru app, you'll find a new AR camera button option present to the right of the search bar. Tap it.

2) Point your camera in the vininity of residential blocks. The app doesn't fetch commercial properties - only residences. Note the blue house icon(s), which represent residential properties. In this case, it reflects in text that PropertyGuru sees 8 residenital listings in the immediate vicinity. All this happens almost instantaneously. Don't forget that the Rent/Buy option is located right on top of the screen to toggle between your necccessary 'lens'.

3) Tap on the blue home icon of interest and you'll see partial screen of listings to get a quick idea of what options are in sight.

4) Like what you see? You can pull up a full list to browse all options. The lens also brings up other nearby propery options for consideration too.

When can I tinker with this perform and go ‘window purchasing’?

PropertyGuru Lens will probably be first made out there on PropertyGuru Singapore’s iOS cell app in beta kind (NB: The characteristic is designed to run on iPhone 7 and above gadgets, and on iOS 12 and up). The firm will take into account rolling out this answer to its Android cell app in Singapore and consider how finest to carry PropertyGuru Lens to its different core markets – specifically, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam – in the close to future.

To be one among the first 1,000 non-public beta customers in Singapore to check out this new visible search property expertise, please register your curiosity right here. Registration opens on 7th February 2019, at 2019hrs.


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