I came across a video of a segment that aired on Fox Business News about HotPads.com, which is an online housing search website (rentals, sales, etc). As I was watching the clip I noticed that beautiful little preloader we’ve all come to know and love HotPads uses a custom map engine they developed in Flex (after porting an older Flash app).
Here’s the screenshot that caught my eye:
You can watch the full video here:
And if you haven’t checked out hotpads before, it’s pretty dope. In addition to seeing rental listings on a map, they let you see some cool heatmaps of various things like foreclosure rates, income and age levels, etc. And it’s Flex, so show some love people.
Disclaimer or whatever: The guys who founded and run hotpads are friends of mine, I even did some work for them back a few years ago. I’ve got a little investment in the company that will one day either make me rich or hopefully at least buy me a six pack of beer.