Price per bedroom is back! Any other features that are sorely missed? … [Read more...] about And One More
Hi guys, continuing with the work of bringing the new site back up to parity with the old in terms of filtering functionality, I've just released a new version of the site that includes the old No Fee and Max Listing Age filters. One thing to note on the max age filter, it filters based on the … [Read more...] about No-Fee and Max Listing Age Filters are Back
Hi everyone, fulltext search is back! Next up, no-fee and filter by age. Sorry they didn't make the relaunch. A little primer on how the fulltext search works. If you just put some words into the box, it'll require that ALL of those words appear in the ad. If you want to do something a bit … [Read more...] about Fulltext Search Filter is Back!
Hi everyone, I’m very excited to announce that PadMapper has joined forces with a much larger (27 person) and much better resourced startup – Zumper! I’m guessing that many readers of this aren’t very familiar with PadMapper, and there’s no reason anyone would know anything about the company’s … [Read more...] about PadMapper is Joining Zumper
After 3 years, we settled our lawsuit with craigslist today. As part of the settlement, we’ll no longer be including craigslist users’ listings in our search results. However, PadMapper is not going anywhere, and we’re excited about what we have in store. PadMapper has over 100 sources of listing … [Read more...] about Onward!
Here at PadMapper, our servers automatically screen emails that go through PadLister, to monitor for scams, and ban listers who send scammy emails. Before we ban them, though, we have to review them by hand to make sure we don't ban a legitimate person by accident. Because of this, we get to see a … [Read more...] about Scammy Email Gems
Well, I did it. I finally got around to rewriting PadMapper in a newer version of Google Maps. I'm probably one of the last developers on the planet to upgrade to Google Maps v3. Why? Well, I really, really liked Google Maps v2. That, and I wrote more extensive v2 code than most, and many of the … [Read more...] about Massive Rewrite in Google Maps V3!
Craigslist has decided to make it impossible for the PadMapper bar to function with their listings, so now, those listings won't have the PadMapper bar on them. Sorry everyone. If you want a consistent experience, you can filter out Craigslist listings by clicking Show More Filters and looking to … [Read more...] about Good night, sweet PadMapper Bar
Every so often, I get requests from researchers for rental data/statistics to analyze, and they frequently yield some interesting papers and visualizations. One of them just posted some great visualizations of median rents and rent distributions that she extracted from some PadMapper data. She … [Read more...] about Neat Rental Analytics
You may have noticed a small addition to the filter box - a little checkbox called "Vacation". It's probably temporary, but for now that will let you filter for/filter out nightly/weekly vacation rentals. The prices are still quoted by the month, though, so if you see any outrageously expensive … [Read more...] about Vacation Rentals!