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”!

DOS Games and Today’s Video Game Market

DOS games is a vital part of gaming history and has helped get many modern games to the point they are today. If you’re not quite sure on what DOS means or what kind games have been released as DOS games then read this article it might be very beneficial for you.

DOS stands for “disk operating system” and is a shorthand term for many close related systems what dominated the market between 1981 and 1995. You will see many DOS related systems such as MS-DOS, PC DOS, Free DOS and many more. During the height of DOS operating system there was many DOS games developed and released. These ranged from simple video games such as Pacman to complex adventure games. You can still download and play DOS games to date.

Many DOS games have helped influence games of today some very basic ideas are still continued in the market today. Platformers are constantly used over and over and are making a big return in many modern games. In which a lot of modern games have returned to the roots and going back to basic principles seen in many classic games. These games are now flooding mobile network app markets.

There now is a huge amount of DOS video games which are available to download. To be precise there is over five hundred that can be downloaded. These consist of shareware, freeware and demos of many popular titles which have been released many years ago. A lot of these DOS programs are the starters for great companies such as Blizzard, iD software, Westwood and many more.

The current gaming scene as most people who know a fair about games would know that a lot of developers have started to move towards 2d rather than the 3d you have seen so much. This is a great relief from all the 3d try hard realistic games which are now on the market. Any of these however never beats the classic Pacman or pong. Which for many would bring back memories of these when there use to a lot of arcades about.

Overall DOS games have made a huge mark on gaming today and it is a good sign to see a lot of these ideas making a return to the modern-day market. If you’re have a slight interest in classic games then there are plenty of sites out there which are currently offering these games for free. As they should be as most of them are either freeware or shareware.

A Guide to Free Games on the Internet

When you sit down and think about it, no other invention has impacted our lives more than the internet. You can make money fast (and spend it just as quickly); you can keep in contact with old friends, and make plenty of new acquaintances; you can check the weather on the other side of the globe, and download free games right into your living room- all while never leaving the comfort of your own home.

How many times have you surfed the internet looking for a decent gaming site and found one that offered free games for you to play, either with a free trial to that new release that you’ve been dying to check out, or a favorite “oldie but goodie” that you can download or play instantly online. Everything is going along perfectly until…Pop-ups, banners and other truly annoying tidbits start ruining your fun and destroying your computer. Now you have to remove everything you’ve downloaded, with the highest of hopes that these annoyances leave along with them.

The truly best means to avoid these frustrations is to steer clear of them from the very beginning. Finding a trustworthy, free game site online that doesn’t allow such nuisances (typically a form of advertising-for the site to make money) can be a difficult, time consuming task, for there are very few sites that will give you a good experience. That’s why we’re here- to cut through the chaos for you.

First, just as mentioned above, you won’t want to access free online games through a site that allows advertising to include such annoying pop-ups, banners, spy-ware, etc. A legitimate site will make such warnings to would be advertisers with some sort of “intolerance policy”. They will also not have such advertisements on their site.

Next, a reputable game site will have a means in which they legitimately make money. Maybe they sell software and/or game consoles, or they might just have a separate, legitimate business, operating the gaming site because they simply love to play.

Thirdly, look for help options on the free gaming website of choice, both for downloading and removing games. What good would help for downloading do you if you were trying to remove a program? Clear, concise topics that lead to a direct web page (not keeping you running around in circles) will help keep the nasties out of your computer, too.

If, after checking for all of the above, you are still unsure or feel uneasy about the situation, by all means, don’t download anything into your system. While little can be done to harm your system while playing a free game online, losing your entire hard-drive to such an avoidable item is preposterous.