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: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/phones/2008-03-17-microsoft-adobe-cellphone_N.htm
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.