Attention AR Addicts: Here Is How To Blog From Your iPad Or iPhone!

Reblogger Laurie Rushing
Real Estate Agent with Trademark Real Estate, Inc.- e-Pro

Think this is great... I had actually been told about it from a friend at state convention, but have not implemented yet... saving this blog so I can get it going!

Original content by Catarina Bannier

This is the day I made half the agents in my office happy because I showed them that they can use Zipforms, the flash-based contract-generating service we use--on their iPads after all.  (iPad acquisition has been highly contageous at our firm; all generations of agents have been equally affected.)  For dear friend and colleague, Pat Kennedy, however, Zipforms was less important.  What counted much, much more was BLOGGING!  The same simple method enables her to write posts (yes, including pictures and links!) from her iPad or iPhone!

Check out Pat's first iPad-generated blog post here.

Now, what did we do?

Basically, we got a free application in the app store that enables her to connect to one of the places where she would normally write her posts or comments.  There are a bunch of "remote access" (our search term) apps, either paid or free.  The one we used is called iRemote, and it's set up in seconds. And it's free--forget about the "upgrade" or "sign in" demands for now; just click "new" and fill in the parameter (host server, user name, login) for one of the networks you use.  We went with Pat's Evers & Co. desktop at the office which happens to be Windows-based.

Once the app is set up, tapping it on your iPhone's or your iPad's home screen leads you directly to your virtual desktop.  The one on the left is the one I set up on my own iPad -- it turns the little Apple tablet into my office PC with all the virtual tours and client files at hand, except that it's touch-sensitive (same swipes and swishes make things bigger or smaller) and my fingers play mouse.  

Now for blogging, you can use it just exactly as if you were actually sitting at that host computer and start typing away on your blog (except, of course, that you are sitting at Starbucks or in the doctor's waiting room instead). 

Check out (below) Pat inserting a picture in her blog post.  Just like that.  It's way cool.

Go try it!


P.S.:Here's my CHALLENGE FOR YOU TECHIES AND DROIDS!! I love my iPad, but I'm just as much in love with my Android phone and would love to be able to make comments on the go from that as well.  Couldn't find a decent remote access app for that yet.  Any ideas, anybody?

© 2010, Catarina Bannier


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David Alan Cox
REMAX Dallas Suburbs - Garland, TX

Thank you, I have been trying to decide if we need these or not.

Oct 21, 2010 04:09 PM #1
Curt Baumgarth
Century 21 All Stars - Mesa, AZ
CDPE Realtor Serving the Valley of the Sun. 480 26

I am purposly not reading this Laurie!  It will just be one more thing that drives my GF crazy:)  Thanks anyways though:)

Oct 21, 2010 04:15 PM #2
Lynda Jaggers
RE/MAX Solutions Pine Bluff, AR - Pine Bluff, AR

I have been considering the IPAD and this really makes me want it even more.  I think it will be great for the office!  Thanks for the post!

Feb 20, 2011 02:31 PM #3
Barbara Flannery
USA Realty,Inc. - London, KY
"Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"

Great blog!!!!!

Feb 24, 2011 08:05 AM #4
Karen O'Donnell
This is a great post and once I learn a little more I will surely use the app! How good it is to see you here, my NARLA friend!!!!! See you soon!
May 06, 2011 12:31 AM #5
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