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Nestio

Find an Apartment


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Published 06/14/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Nestio is a tool created specifically for users who are searching for a place to live in New York City. The application allows the user to centralize their search results and information into one convenient place. Property and rental listings can be saved to Nestio from any website. The user can go back to the listing to view, edit or add a note. Users can set up notifications which are received when a listing has new and updated information added to it. Notifications can also be sent when a property goes off the market. Nestio is also available for Apple devices in the App Store. The application presents the user with as much detail as possible when reviewing a saved listing, such as images of the property, an overview of the amenities and embedded Google Maps to see where the property is located. The saved listing overview also provides a few vital details to save the user time as they browse, including the number of bedrooms, city location and price.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Nestio was founded in January of 2011 by Mike O’Toole, Caren Maio and Matt Raoul. The application was intended to provide a more convenient way to search for a place to live. The company is currently based in New York City and includes the original three founders. O’Toole is the current CTO while Maio is CEO and Raoul is the CCO. The application plans to make future updates to its service, including the addition of collaborative features that will enable users to share information and search with those they plan to live with.

What are the differences to other apps?

Nestio provides its users with a place to park all their home search information in one place. Many other websites give users a place to save listings, however it is usually only intended for listings provided on the same site. Nestio lets users store all of their home hunting data in one, convenient place. Once the collaboration features are added, Nestio could become an excellent resource for roommates.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Nestio website presents users with a stylish black and blue background that includes a cityscape view in two layers. The homepage also reveals more about the application with screenshots, iPhone images and other images. When the user drags the cursor to the left or right on the homepage, the background shifts as if looking at a real city backdrop. The application is well organized and presents all the information neatly against a white background.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can get started with Nestio by clicking the green and white “Sign Up” button found at the bottom, center of the homepage. The short registration form on the following page asks the user for an email address and password. A note at the bottom of the form advises the user that by submitting their information, they are automatically agreeing to the Nestio terms and conditions. After submitting the form, the user is logged in and advised that an activation email has been sent to their inbox.

What does it cost to use the application?

Nestio provides a helpful service, but it is not one that would justify a subscription fee. The application is essentially a basic storage area for rental listings. The creators have kept Nestio appealing by offering access to all users for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for using the application at this time.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Nestio offers a helpful service for users who are located in New York City. The application hints at its intent to grow beyond the Big Apple, but for now this is the only area it services. Users can compile all their home hunting information into one convenient profile on Nestio.

  • Download the iPhone version of Nestio
  • Compile all your possible homes into one place
  • Add a note to a property listing
  • Receive notifications when a listing is removed or updated
  • Edit or review properties from your Nestio account


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