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This article was published on August 19, 2015

Relocating or just nosey? Knocker now makes it easy to explore the UK property market

Relocating or just nosey? Knocker now makes it easy to explore the UK property market
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Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

Knocker started as an iOS app designed for a very specific situation – exploring the property market around you, wherever in the UK you happened to be.

It was apparent that the neat-card based interface could work for other use cases though, so today, it’s been expanded with a search feature that allows you to have a nosey at properties all over the country.

Property search apps tend to be quite involved, with lots of variables to work through before you get to see what’s on the market. Knocker, on the other hand, simply asks you ‘Where would you like to live?’ You enter a location and it returns matching results from Zoopla.

This ‘broad strokes’ approach means that you’ll see plenty of properties that won’t be a good match for you, but it’s easy to swipe through the cards and save the places you like for later. This really is designed as a quick, ‘lucky dip’ overview of properties on offer anywhere in the UK – and sometimes that’s all you want.

➤ Knocker [iOS]

The back-story: Why a guy who rapped about HTML and a former ‘Masterchef’ contestant built a property app