Life in the fast lane
Yacine MerzoukLead Programmer
Winston WelbornVP Marketing
Did we mention that it is very fast?
However, it’s not only the Web heads who are impressed with HawaiiLife.com, which offers full access to MLS listings, normally only available to Realtors. When the site went live in October 2007, it attracted 6,000 unique visitors a month. As of last April, 60,000 people were visiting a month, making it one of the busiest real estate Web sites in the state.
Recently, Wasabi declined an offer from a national real estate firm to purchase the company. Instead, Wasabi Marketing decided to make its software available to individual Realtors starting this month. Prices range from $1,500 to $2,000.
Here are some of the technologies that Wasabi’s developers used to create HawaiiLife.com's user-friendly experience:
|FastRE: This propriety software is the engine inside of HawaiiLife.com. One of its innovations is that it stores the results of the most popular searches in a database and pulls the information without having to chug through all the data to get the results. It also allows users to change their geographic search location when they drag the map, automatically updating their search results based on the map location.|
Google Map API: Wasabi developers created a program that plots longitude and latitude points based on street addresses, which allows them to display properties on a map.
Do you like what you read? Subscribe to Hawaii Business Magazine »