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Question: When talking about areas you cover, do you think in terms of cities you cover, zip codes you cover, or a primary location and radius up to x miles? We are implementing a proximity based search for realtors and trying to determine the best search methodology to implement and best way to display the results to customers. How do you explain your coverage area to people when you talk with them?
WiFi tip...having connectivity issues? I was having connectivity issues ever since I moved my desk, router and modem to the other side of the room. Signals were strong in the new location so not a wifi signal strength issue. The problem only happened when Microwave was on, yet did not have this issue in the old location. Turns out they were on the same electrical circuit. The microwave was pulling too much current so the modem and router could not keep the connection. Moved them back to the other wall circuit and problem went away.
Magnets were bad for floppy drives and can damage a hdd. That's because they are magnetic storage devices. Therefor strong mag fields can destroy the info on the disk, including the boot sectors. However, it needs to be a strong field. But there is no rotating magnetic media in an iPad. The magnetic field from a stylus would not do anything to an SSD. That is why the iPad cover can use magnets to attach it to the iPad.
The leads should be fairly well targeted because we are displaying the agents in order of distance from the customer's search criteria. If customer searches on city x and you are 0-10 miles from city x and agent 2 is 10-15 miles from city x, then you are listed first and they are listed 2nd and you would each have a text box that stated what your coverage area was. If you wanted to list for your area of coverage Tri County area or City x and surrounding areas, that is what it would state.
and houzz does have a decent amount of funding to remain competitive so I am sure they will be fine. I was speaking more in general terms on start ups vs. big boys on the block. I would prefer to see the big boys innovate themselves instead of hi jacking a start up idea.
Some good descriptions there...The iPad and others like it are called Tablets or Slates. The advantage of a tablet over a traditional laptop is greater mobility and typically longer battery life. The drawback to a tablet is they are not as powerful as a laptop. They have lightweight processors in them so they just don't have the same processing power. Therefore, don't expect to be able to do the same types of things you might do on a laptop (other than checking email, surfing web, etc.). The user interface on a tablet is much more touch oriented instead of keyboard/mouse driven. Therefore, you just tap icons, etc. on the screen with your finger (or sometimes a stylus) like you would do a mouse click. As mentioned, the s/w distribution model is a bit different as these mobile devices (like tablets and smartphones) get their s/w from an online store. There is typically an icon on the device that allows you to download different applications (called apps). There are 3 different types of tablet systems out there, Apple with their iPad and iPad mini, Andoid based tables (Samsung, Acer, etc.) and now Microsoft based tablets (Msft, Samsung, Lenovo, and more). What I am referencing here is the type of operating system used by the tablet (i.e applie iOS, Android OS, and Msft's Win 8 OS). Motorola has a tablet out but their market share is pretty small and continues to dwindle so I don't really count them in the game at the moment. When it comes to apps, Apple and Android have the lion's share of app availability. However, Msft is rapidly growing their developer base and some Msft tablets have the ability to run your existing PC apps. My personal preference is for tablets are Apple and Msft as I think they are more user friendly for novice users. Android is more robust and flexible so if you like to customize/tweak a device to your liking, Android gives you more control.