Virtual Tours Coming to Cell Phones...

Services for Real Estate Pros with George Sheldon Photographer

It is just a matter of time until I'll be offering my clients the ability to download a virtual tour to cell phones. And it's coming faster than you may think.

I just read this in USAToday:

Microsoft has licensed Adobe's software for viewing online videos and other files on cellphones, the companies said Monday.

Microsoft will distribute Flash Lite and Reader programs from Adobe Systems to cellphone makers who use its Windows Mobile software.

Flash also allows users to interact with more websites. It's the software behind most shopping sites where you can view an item in different colors or try out house paint colors on a virtual home.

"Flash content is the most prolific content on the web today; it is the way people express themselves on the Internet," Adobe spokesman Gary Kovacs said.

Julie Ask, an analyst at Juniper Research, said cell customers are more likely to browse the Web when they have more capable phones, and that's good news for advertisers.

The complete story is here:

What this means is that potential home buyers will be able to take a virtual tour by using their cell phones. Yes, they can drive by a property, see an agent's sign that says there is a virtual tour available, and poof! There is an open house readily available via the virtual tour.

Comments (3)

Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"

that would be awesome......I love technology..and yes they are..I just got an email about it

Mar 18, 2008 09:39 AM
Ben Nunes ~ Photography & Virtual Tours
New Tour Era, Inc - Atlanta, GA
I personally have a Verizon SMT5800, and for the life of me I've been trying to figure out how to get Youtube videos to play on it. I also tried loading a virtual tour, and got all of the menus, but none of the photos. Anyways, Flash is already available for Pocket PC's / Smartphones, but our tours don't like them...yet. It's just around the corner though, and I can't wait!!!
Mar 19, 2008 12:18 PM
Pittsburgh, PA
crazy how technology is changing so quickly
Mar 19, 2008 12:30 PM