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If you currently have a Real Estate listing, and you are using black and white flyers at point of contact as your only modality of advertising your clients home, you may be doing a disservice to your client and your professional real estate business.
This is an actual photo taken in January of 2011.
Before RealtyGo – advertising with black and white flyers was considered, a more affordable way to advertise your listings, vs Expensive Full Color Flyers. Now with our point of contact SmartCode and/or SMS “text message” gateway, you can offer the most current information regarding your Real Estate Listing(s) at all times. When you edit your online listing info within RealtyGo’ s website, all your listing information dynamically updates, giving prospective home buyers and new customers the most current information possible for all your Real Estate Listings!
Flyers, Black and White or color, can be expensive and often times are a strain on the environment. RealtyGo allows you to offer your Real Estate listings using Green Real Estate Communication. Is this a big deal? well we think so. RealtyGo was designed to lift the burden of expensive overhead costs for listers and real estate listings, not to mention cut back on excessive paper printing and ink use. Prospective buyers, new customers and other real estate professionals can access all your listings using their mobile telephone, iPad, tablet, Smartphone, or any PDA device.
RealtyGo allow you to list all your “other” real estate listings within our database for free. Once you have signed up for at least one Mobile URL which is $9.99 per month, you can list all your real estate listings for better SEO (Search engine optimization) from google, yahoo, bing – on the World Wide Web. Prospective buyers and consumers using our Search bar in the upper right corner of our home page at RealtyGo.co can see all your “other” listings you have added to World Wide Web for free, using RealtyGo.
LAS VEGAS–Remember the days when Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Intel ruled the world? Everyone used desktop or laptop computers running Windows software and powered by Intel chips. While there were alternatives (think Mac), most of the world computed with Wintel whether they wanted to or not.
Today, thanks in large part to the smartphone and tablet cavalcade, the world’s primary computing platform may change. Microsoft and Intel are relatively minor players in both smartphones and tablets, whereas upstarts Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are leading the game. At the Consumer Electronics Show here, Motorola (NYSE:MOT) and LG took the wraps off tablets powered by Google’s Android 3.0, dubbed Honeycomb, and Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor. Though Honeycomb is not yet complete, vendors are promising to ship devices in the coming months.
Further, Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) is gearing to release its PlayBook tablet this quarter, while Apple likely will soon introduce an updated version of its iPad. And Hewlett-Packard has scheduled a Feb. 9 event where it may announce a webOS-powered tablet.
If consumer and enterprise users move the bulk of their computer use to tablets and smartphones–as some believe they will–then the relevance of Microsoft and Intel could fall into history.
“The future of computing is mobile. That doesn’t mean that desktops and notebooks go away, just that the growth appears to be in smartphones and other light computing platforms,” wrote Current Analysis analyst Avi Greengart in response to my questions on the topic. “Right now, ARM and phone vendors have a decided advantage over Intel and PC manufacturers. This is not only relevant for tablets, but for smartphones as well–it’s why Apple, Dell, Asus, Acer, HP, et al are all trying to become smartphone vendors.”
Microsoft and Intel are attempting to reinsert themselves in the smartphone game, though their efforts are still in the early stages. As for tablets, Intel is working to supply chips for the gadgets but silicon vendors such as Nvidia have managed to capture the lion’s share of awareness in the space. For its part, Microsoft has said Windows Phone 7 is not intended for tablets and that tablet vendors should instead use its Windows 7 operating system for their devices, despite criticism that the platform is not suited for touch-based tablet computing.
Interestingly, according to a Financial Times article, Microsoft is at work on a “rewrite” of Windows geared toward touchscreen tablets. Microsoft representatives weren’t immediately available to provide details on the reported effort.
“Google’s Honeycomb poses a much bigger threat to Microsoft than it does to Apple,” wrote Forrester Research analyst Sarah Rotman Epps. “Of the 24.1 million tablets we expect U.S. consumers to buy in 2011, the majority will still be iPads, but consumers looking for a cheaper, feature-rich alternative will turn to Google, not Microsoft.”
Asymo’s Horace Dediu took a broader view. In a post titled “This is the most exciting CES ever,” Dediu noted that PC makers have embraced platforms beyond Windows, and Microsoft has moved Windows beyond Intel architecture by embracing ARM Holdings. “These actions confirm the end of the PC era. Although most people would characterize the era as exemplified by a particular form factor or market, for me the definition of that era is the way the value chain was structured and hence how profits were captured.”
So what does this mean for the current crop of tablet and smartphone vendors? Despite evidence of a withering Wintel, it’s not a panacea. CCS Insight analyst Geoff Blaber told me that Android tablet vendors are already caught in a race to the bottom–a trend highlighted by Android tablets nearing the $100 mark–which indicates that vendors will have to innovate on the service layer to effectively compete. And they have a steep hill to climb, considering the work Apple has already done on the service layer (think iTunes and App Store).
Concluded Current Analysis’ Greengart: “One thing is certain: There is a rush to market here, and products that can deliver a clear and differentiated value proposition have a shot at standing out in the crowd. Slapping components together with a stock OS may work if you’ve got a time to market and distribution advantage, but that won’t be sustainable for long. There will be a lot of carnage along the way.”
RealtyGo’s 12 by 12 Sticker/Cling for Condominium Windows, Garage Windows, Business Windows, etc.. .
RealtyGo offers many different types of print ready PDF images, which automatically populate all your current listing information within your unique mobile listing code(s).
In the log-in area of your membership with RealtyGo you will have access to all the different types of PDF formats. You can either purchase your signage from RealtyGo or email the desired PDF to you local preferred printer.
Depending on the type of listing, the header or “top area of the image” will change accordingly. If the mobile listing category is ‘for lease’ the header image will display “FOR LEASE” (as shown in the image below) or FOR SALE, VRBO, FSBO, APT4Rent, etc.. .
RealtyGo – offering QR Code and SMS/MMS mobile technology to access all your mobile real estate listings and professional business information using any Smartphone, tablet, flip phone or any PDA device!
Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) AdMob mobile advertising network now receives over 2 billion ad requests each day, more than quadrupling requests over the last year. According to Google, the AdMob network now fields more requests in each 24-hour period than it did in the entire month of December 2007; more than 100 million unique Android and iOS devices request ads each month, nearly doubling over the last six months. Asia leads all international markets in terms of regional growth, with monthly ad requests increasing 564 percent over the past year–Western Europe is next at 471 percent, followed by Oceania (363 percent) and North America (266 percent).
Google acquired AdMob for $750 million in 2009, finalizing the deal last May. According to research firm IDC, Google controlled 59 percent of the U.S. mobile advertising market (including search and display ads) at the end of 2010; prior to the AdMob deal, Google represented 48.6 percent. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which in January 2010 acquired mobile ad network Quattro Wireless for $275 million and introduced its iAd platform in July, finished 2010 controlling 8.4 percent of the market, IDC adds.
Slightly more than a third of all U.S. subscribers used a downloaded mobile application in November 2010–up 1.1 percentage points over the previous three-month period–according to digital research firm comScore. In addition, 67.1 percent of subscribers used text messaging services in November, up 0.5 percentage points, and 23.5 percent accessed social networks or blogs, a 1.0 percentage point increase. comScore adds that mobile gaming attracted 22.6 percent of the U.S. wireless audience, and 15.0 percent tuned in to mobile music services.
According to comScore, about 61.5 million U.S. subscribers own smartphones as of November, up 10 percent over the preceding three-month period and a figure certain to increase even more significantly following the recent holiday season. Research In Motion’s (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry operating system continues to lead the U.S. market at 33.5 percent of subscribers, but its dominance is shrinking rapidly, decreasing 4.1 percentage points over the previous three months. Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android is now in second overall at 26.0 percent market share (a 6.4 percentage points leap), edging past Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS at 25.0 percent (up 0.8 percentage points). Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone fell further off the pace in November, sliding 1.8 percentage points to capture 9.0 percent of the U.S. smartphone market.
Internet telephony services provider Skype entered a definitive agreement to acquire mobile video software and services provider Qik. The transaction is expected to close later this month; financial terms were not disclosed, but multiple insider sources peg the purchase price at $100 million.
Qik’s platform enables consumers to capture and share video across mobile devices, the web and the desktop–content can be shared in real time or archived. The Qik solution extends across more than 200 mobile phones spanning the iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems; in addition, Qik comes preloaded on a series of devices via partnerships with multiple manufacturers and mobile operators.
According to Skype, the acquisition bolsters its existing video calling services by adding recording, sharing and storage capabilities to its product portfolio. In addition, Skype can leverage Qik’s Smart Streaming technology, which optimizes video transmission over wireless networks. Approximately 40 percent of Skype-to-Skype calls take place over video.
T-Mobile USA is discontinuing its HotSpot@Home phone program. No more free, unlimited VOIP calls via Wi-Fi at home anymore, at least not through T-Mobile. Skype, anyone?
The program has been in place for two years, but apparently never hit it big. Current HotSpot@Home members can continue to use their subscriptions until they run out, and T-Mobile will continue to support phone calls via Wi-Fi in public hotspots.
Other than that, it doesn’t look like T-Mobile will be releasing a replacement to this service anytime soon.
Subscriptions were between $10 to $15 per month for unlimited calling for phones plugged into a broadband-connected adapter. But when Skype has monthly subscriptions starting at $2.95 that you can use from the ease of any compatible computer or smartphone, the HotSpot@Home program just doesn’t seem worth it.
Any T-Mobile users out there distraught over this?
RealtyGo currently is designing new Social VOIP Software for future Smartphone operating systems.