Walnut, Calif., Nov. 17
— As the Apple iPhone continues to gain market share and more and more people are turning to their smartphones for information, Shea Homes is introducing an "App" for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch. The Shea Homes App is a free download from the iTunes AppStore.
Apps are available for the Shea Homes family communities located in Arizona, Colorado, Northern California, San Diego, and Southern California. Shea Homes is the first national home builder to introduce an iPhone Application. The home builder is also working on Applications which would be available to other mobile device users and expect to have them by year-end.
"We have always tried to be at the forefront of technological advances both in our products and how we communicate information to the marketplace. We have had success with Facebook, Twitter and blogs and we expect our iPhone App will do the same," said Bert Selva, President and CEO of Shea Homes. "Our customers continue to embrace new technology. With our new App, customers will be able to find detailed information about all of our communities," added Selva.
With over 50 million iPhone and iPod Touch customers and over 100,000 applications available, Apple far exceeds any of their competitors and garners 70% of the smartphone web access. To date there have been over two billion AppStore downloads with availability in 81 countries. All this is amazing considering the iPhone has only been available since the summer of 2008.
"Our App acts as a robust digital and interactive green brochure. With the increased use of mobile technology and the popularity of Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch, this was a natural transition that allows us to instantly share information any place, any time, and best of all, it's free," concluded Selva.
For more information about the Shea Homes iPhone or iPod Touch App visit http://itunes.com/sheahomeslimitedpartnership
About Shea Homes
Shea Homes is an independent member of the Shea family of companies. Over the past 128 years, members of the Shea family and their companies have accomplished many extraordinary milestones, including completing work on the foundation of the landmark Golden Gate Bridge, working on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) and serving as a managing partner for the construction of the Hoover Dam. Trilogy Active Lifestyle Communities is also part of Shea Homes. For more information, visit the company's website at www.SheaHomes.com
or call 866-696-7432.