Property Management Going Mobile: Mobile Websites and Apps “Must-Haves” Now?

I was out to dinner the other night in Uptown Charlotte and saw the typical 21st century young, urban couple. They were dressed stylishly, moved with grace, were good-looking, and barely talked or looked at each other the entire time I saw them at the restaurant. Were they:

A. In a fight?
B. Shy mutes?
C. Engrossed with their mobile phones?

Of course, and sadly, the most probable answer in today’s world is C. I have a difficult time with this! I want to say, “Buddy, wake up! You’re with a good-looking woman; I can’t believe I have to tell you to look up and talk to her, instead of texting your friend, Chuck! What’s wrong with you?”

So, being a grown man, I had to decide whether to cry about this newer phenomenon or accept it. After some internal wrangling, I’m happy to report that my righteous indignation has passed and I’ve accepted this digitally-inspired apathy towards fellow humans as the “new normal”. So what does this consumer love affair with mobile phones mean to property managers?

It means we better get in the game in the mobile realm. Regular websites have worked really well for a while, but change has come again. New renters are going to want to use their smart phones to search for rentals near them (aided by GPS), fill out rental applications, pay application fees, and put down deposits. They want the whole rental process available from their mobile phones.

What specifically does this mean? It means we better have mobile websites that allow them to do this; the mobile websites need to include only succinct information potential renters would want when on the go. It also means we need a mobile application (a custom company “app”) that customers can put on their devices so we own some real estate on their phones. Trends show that home internet connections are on the way of landline phones; the new battleground is the mobile phone. We need to be on as many as possible.

A mobile website is critical when consumers search for property management companies from their smart phones. Will yours come up? If it does, can consumers easily find rental homes, contact you (even text you!), and do everything you want them to do (like they can when you see them in your office or when they are in front of their home computer?)

An app is critical to sealing the relationship with customers. How can they remember you when they are on their mobile phones? Your app (with your company logo) sitting with the rest of the apps they use everyday is a good start. This is a good way to build mindshare and also to make it easy for your customers to contact you and refer you to their friends. Not an apps believer? Apps are set to be a $36B business by 2015- a lot of people use them and will be using them!

Change is hard, but the mobile revolution is not going away. If making a property management company last long term is the goal, mobile websites and apps are now “must-haves”!

Free Mobile Games

After mobile phones hit the market, it wasn’t long before phones started to come equipped with games.

Among the famous mobile games available for free online are the following:

W Corporations: Easy to control, complete with game-save feature mobile; includes deadly weapons such as the uzi, mini gun, and rocket launcher. There are different types of enemies to defeat at certain levels. It has a complex plot, stunning graphics, and the use of cars is possible. W corporations’ game contains secret bonuses and comes with wav sound effects.

Karate Master: In this game you are Chen, the beginner in Martial Arts. Help him gain the desired black belt by earning the approval of the old master. Chen also has to earn the title “The Best Under the Sun” by winning all fights.

Conflict Global Storm: A game about global terrorism. Two men try to battle terrorists in techniques such as information retrieval, capture, rescue, and escort missions and sabotages that you have to play out. Conflict Global Storm is the third of its series.

FIFA 2005 Mobile Edition: In its newest isometric viewpoint, it allows the player to play realistically. Its features include action replays so you can review your best shots. The ability to pre-empt your opponent’s movements will give you a better shot at winning the game.

Colin McRae Rally 2005: Racing will never be the same once it hits your mobile phone. With its 3D graphics, you’ll definitely enjoy hours on your phone.

Mobile Instant Messaging: With the simultaneous connection to all selected systems, you can exchange messages with your friends through Yahoo, ICQ, AOL, MSN, and Jabber.

3D Pool: This 3D game will allow you to make your best shots. It will test your skills on strategy and will improve the way you take shots.

Jackpot: A casino game that gives you 100 dollars for play and an unlimited amount of cash in your pocket. A typical slots game. The goal is to get the most money. If you lose the money, you lose the game. Money is stored in the memory and can be checked in the menu.

Find Free Online Games

Finding Free Online Games to play is fun. Reason, free Online Games are free and you don’t have to pay a penny. However, finding a good free online game site may be difficult initially. With several hundreds of gaming websites available nowadays, it may be confusing for you to find out a good one.

When you are trying to find a free online game site, there are several aspects you need to pay attention. I have outlined below some of them:

  • Does the site load easily? This is very important because most online games will not be playable unless the games load fast. You fun may become a disaster.
  • Navigation. How easy is the navigation within the site, do you struggle to find the links or buttons on the gaming site?
  • Type of Games. I find almost all flash games easier to play, they load faster and you can play games without any interruption. However, keep in mind, you may have to install the latest plugins regularly; otherwise most games won’t load.
  • Game variety. Are there enough variety of games in the site. By game variety, I mean; action games, speed games, fun games, entertainment game, snow games, arcade games, war games, simulator games and many more.
  • Downloadable Games. Alert! If you visit a site with downloadable games and you wish to download games to your computer, be sure to check that there are no viruses with the games. There are several online game sites that are virus traps. Some of these game sites with virus are so professional looking that one would not have a doubt about them. Before downloading any games from the internet, be sure to have a good anti virus program installed in your computer. After downloading the file, be sure to scan the file for viruses.
  • Multiplayer games. Recently I came across a very interesting site that offers multiple players online gaming. It works like this; any player starts the game and waits online for someone to join him or her. Once someone joins you or the other person online can make a move. I found this to be very interesting kind of online gaming.

As you become a seasoned online gamer, you will start to gain more and more knowledge about online gaming. A surprise, did you know that there are people who make a living playing online games! yes you read this correct!

All the best and have a great time finding Free Online Games