How to Build Headless Real Estate Apps with Flutter?
As APIs become more instrumental in real estate technology, headless architecture is increasingly taking over the market. Traditionally, you are limited to a particular CMS and any addons or plugins compatible with them. A headless structure, however, allows you to develop your app or site based on any CMS or frontend language available through an API.
While there are many options when it comes to headless architecture, such as Headless WordPress and React Native, in this article, we will look into how we can build a whole app or site using a headless structure.
Why Headless CMS for Real Estate App?
Real estate websites and apps are very dynamic and often include a wide range of functionalities. From displaying listings to showing demographic data, maps, saved searches, to membership controls. Having all these features in one place has always been challenging. WordPress solutions like WPL Pro offer most of these features, but some might prefer to use other channels than WordPress for obvious reasons.
Some of the benefits of a headless structure are:
- Time saved in development
- Better security since the backend is fully controlled by an API
- Lower hosting and maintenance costs since everything is based on the Cloud
- And many more.
Here is an example of a website built on a headless structure:
Exhibit A (A Headless Website powered by RealtyFeed API)
Exhibit B (Another website by a mainstream provider)
What Do You Need to Get Started?
You have a variety of choices when it comes to a headless structure. For the front side of your website or app, you can use the following platforms:
- React Native/ Next.JS
or any other channel where it is possible to connect with an API. Realtyna offers RealtyFeed API as a robust solution for the body of your platforms.
Here we are going to use Flutter as an example. Before we discuss the steps, let’s learn more about Flutter and RealtyFeed API.
Flutter is a cross-platform environment where developers can create apps for different platforms. One of the most common examples of this is to develop a mobile app that can create builds for Android and iOS simultaneously. This saves a lot of time and cost.
RealtyFeed API as a Body for Your Development
RealtyFeed API is a solid solution powered by Realtyna with years of experience in advanced real estate technology. RealtyFeed API provides you with a solid base for development. Using well-documented API, you can connect your frontside channel with ease and hassle-free. Here is how it works:
How to Set up a Headless Structure with RealtyFeed API?
To set up your headless structure, follow these steps:
- Find Your Flutter Frontend app
If you are reading this article, you probably have a real estate frontside built on Flutter. If not, there are several options on the marketplace, such as Codecanyon or Dribble.
- Setup Your RealtyFeed Admin
Once you have your app, you can go to the following link and create an agent/broker account:
Here, you can purchase a data package or receive MLS listings on your site. Please note that MLS data requires approval from your MLS provider.
- Finalize the API
Once you receive your token from RealtyFeed, you can set up the API. To learn more, refer to the following documentation:
Reach out to us for more information or a free consultation:
What Is Next?
Realtyna offers a wide range of APIs, empowering the real estate industry with the data they need. To see a full list of our APIs, check out the following link:
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