Online property site Domain.com.au has launched a free iPhone application through the Apple iPhone App Store.

The app, which Domain says is the first of its kind in the country, will be directed at users who are searching for properties Australia-wide.

For real estate agents and property vendors, the app aims to offer greater exposure for property listings, particularly while house hunters are actively in the process of ‘pounding the pavements’.

The application will give users the ability to view property listings and photo galleries, shortlist favourite properties to view online or offline, check open for inspection times as well as auction dates and times, view mortgage calculations for each property, and contact the agent/advertiser directly from their iPhone.

This is Fairfax Digital’s first iPhone app developed in-house, created by the company’s newly-established ‘Future Services team’, which will be used to expand Fairfax Digital’s other sites, such as smh.com.au, theage.com.au and its online classifieds.

Anna Cicognani, chief product officer, Fairfax Digital, explained, “This first product from the Fairfax Digital Future Services team is a sign of things to come. We are actively investing in innovative technologies to meet immediate and future consumer needs, as well as add demonstrable value to our partners’ businesses.

The Domain app is free to download via Apple iTunes and the Apple App Store, though the real estate site indicated users may incur fees as per their standard mobile or internet network charges for ‘data retrieval’.