Did you know that RealBird has been providing an iPhone optimized presentation for your property websites since 2007? Chances are, not many of our new members know that the RealBird single property websites render differently on iPhone than on regular desktop browsers; mainly because we did not promote this feature much. We had a few recent discussions with some of our members regarding adding more support for mobile listing presentations and the time has come to put priorities on these features.
We will post a poll on our Facebook Page shortly to see which smartphones do you want us to focus on.
There are two segments of users to consider:
- Supporting the majority of smart phones that consumers use who may end up looking at your listing presentations on their mobile devices and
- Supporting the platforms that are widely used by real estate professionals who could benefit from these mobile features at listing presentations
Below is a pie chart that shows the distribution of the mobile devices used to access the RealBird single property websites in the last 90 days (I assume the chart represents mostly consumer traffic)
As expected, iPhone and Android rules the pie, followed by Blackberry. There is nothing surprising here, but it's worth noting that Blackberry is either 1) less used by consumers or 2) less used for browsing for homes for sale or 3) both. Also, Clicky did not show any stats for iPad, I am not sure why, not even one view over a 3-month period and I am sure there were some (like myself).
There is no special link or action that is required to see the special iPhone version of your listing website. The same Url will render the user interface differently on an iPhone and on a desktop browser. So if you have an IPhone, just pull up your regular RealBird listing websites (e.g. email it to yourself) and see the iPhone layout.
So here is the poll question: Which smartphone do you use?
Just add as a comment here or on our Facebook Page