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Crowing about VRIA Mobile Websites

By William May
Published: 11/01/14 Topics: Comments: -

We are just going to go out and say it, "Our new mobile website for smart phones is by far the most comprehensive, beautiful and functional mobile website ever."

Yes, there are many ways to build mobile websites "But no one has built anything like this" said Salman Arshad of Redstone software.

Redstone Systems, creator of HelpBook.me software for the Inn, Resort & Vacation Rental industries just added this new mobile website capability and has donated use of the system it to the Vacation Rental Industry website.

That means that all the websites which use the Vacation Rental Multiple Listing Service (www.VRMLS.org) also now have very functional mobile versions. You can see the sample at:

www.VacationRentalCentral.com

While that may not sound earth-shaking it is actually evolutionary - the first efficient, effect and persuasive mobile websites for smart phones.

Redstone started by studying hundreds of mobile websites for Inns, Resorts & Vacation Rental management.

Joseph Romain, Creative Director said "The variety was astounding, as was the lack of features. None of the websites had all the design and foresight necessary to easily book unique properties on a smart phone."

Some websites had nice graphics, some had adequate photos, showed property amenities and maybe a map, but none of them made properties shine, and none made it easy to envision what the guest was getting if they rented that particular property.

"Let's face it, smart phones are a 'very small piece of paper' on which to write a graphic novel so to speak," said William May, project manager. "The other websites look like someone just jumbled things together from scratch without enough forethought."

"So we started from scratch. To figure out how mobiles should work and then do it, rather than copy what others had done"

The Redstone Advisor Board includes many experts in graphics, video and other commercial creative arts. Their input commanded the staff to start with a clear goal, and have every aspect of the website support the mission.

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Author: William May, Plumbob Publishing
Blog #: 0379 – 11/01/14

Razor Clams Season Announced Early.

By Emmalee David
Published: 10/17/14 Topics: Fishing, Ocean Shores WA, Westport WA Comments: -

Fall weather got you down? The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has released tentative Razor Clam Digs. Consider this fall experience into your upcoming plans, the result will be delicious. Read more

Razor Clams Season Announced Early.

By Emmalee David
Published: 10/17/14 Topics: Fishing, Ocean Shores WA, Westport WA Comments: -

Fall weather got you down? The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has released tentative Razor Clam Digs. Consider this fall experience into your upcoming plans, the result will be delicious. Read more

How to see Elk at Mount Rainier

By Emmalee David
Published: 10/17/14 Topics: Comments: -

If you have never seen an Elk you will be in luck when visiting our Vacation Rental homes located in the Greenwater area of Washington State, just outside the gates to Mount Rainier National Park. Here are tips to find them. Read more

Lodging Update October 13th, 2014

By William May
Published: 10/15/14 Topics: Comments: -

We are gearing up for Fall and Holiday bookings. Deep Clean and Surveys recommendations due in a week. Staff doing more inspections. Why we need to talk, talk, talk. Start a new habit today. Read more

Lodging Update September 22nd, 2014

By William May
Published: 09/23/14 Topics: Comments: -

This issue the discussion is about sports and never dropping the ball. Plus introducing our purchasing department, touching work just once. Then look to see if you won last week's quiz. Read more

Lodging Update September 1st, 2014

By William May
Published: 09/01/14 Topics: Comments: -

Little word habits make a big difference. Here are some to avoid - Be upbeat, too busy, no services, banning pronouns. Plus in this issue - about Web ads. And did you take the quiz? Read more

Crystal Mountain's Scenic Gondola Does Wow

By Emmalee David
Published: 09/01/14 Topics: Comments: -

Winter, we were worn out by March. Needing to shake it up a bit we hit the road in a southeasterly direction. Read more

Lodging Update August 25th, 2014

By William May
Published: 08/26/14 Topics: Comments: -

Periodic updates for August 2014 Read more

A Map, a Map, My Kingdom for a Map

By William May
Published: 07/20/14 Topics: Comments: -

Folded like origami (Japanese paper art), maps have been an indispensible tool for travelers for centuries. But today with Global Positioning Statellites (GPS) and Smart Phones, travel can be much easier but it does require some common sense. Read more

A Map, a Map, My Kingdom for a Map

By William May
Published: 07/20/14 Topics: Comments: -

Folded like origami (Japanese paper art), maps have been an indispensible tool for travelers for centuries. But today with Global Positioning Statellites (GPS) and Smart Phones, travel can be much easier but it does require some common sense. Read more

Outdoors-For-All, the Heros Among Us

By William May
Published: 06/09/14 Topics: Comments: -

Donate your home to charities for their use and fundraising and post your generosity on VacationRentalAgents.com. See how the Ski-For-All Foundation gave property owners the great satisfaction of helping disabled kids and adults to ski. Read more

Outdoors-For-All, the Heros Among Us

By William May
Published: 06/09/14 Topics: Comments: -

Donate your home to charities for their use and fundraising and post your generosity on VacationRentalAgents.com. See how the Ski-For-All Foundation gave property owners the great satisfaction of helping disabled kids and adults to ski. Read more

Lodging Update May 18th, 2014

By William May
Published: 05/20/14 Topics: Comments: -

In your high school, were there those mean folks who gossiped about everyone? It is a disease born of envy and inferiority. Well adjusted humans, discuss the world at large, business, the arts and other fun stuff. Read more

Lodging Update May 12th, 2014

By William May
Published: 05/12/14 Topics: Comments: -

Mea culpa. The Insider newsletters have fallen behind but maybe that's good news. Reservations are busy, new inventory is in the pipeline. Of biggest news - Mobile websites have now been going on line. Look below. Read more

Crowing About Our New Mobile Website

By William May
Published: 05/01/14 Topics: Comments: -

It may not sound earth-shaking but Redstone Systems, creator of the HelpBook.me software has just added their evolutionary new mobile websites to our system. Check it on your mobile phone now. Read more

What I do for a living

By William May
Published: 04/08/14 Topics: Comments: -

After a tragedy that has taken dozens of life in the small town of Oso Washington State, first-responders open the door to untrained volunteers after realizing they are better equipped at working in such difficult conditions. Read more

What I do for a living

By William May
Published: 04/08/14 Topics: Comments: -

After a tragedy that has taken dozens of life in the small town of Oso Washington State, first-responders open the door to untrained volunteers after realizing they are better equipped at working in such difficult conditions. Read more

Lodging Update April 1st, 2014

By William May
Published: 04/05/14 Topics: Comments: -

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Top Reasons to Do-It-Yourself Vacation Rental

By William May
Published: 03/15/14 Topics: Comments: -

Renting the house seemed like a good idea. Cut out the middle man and rack in the big bucks. Guests will love the place, housekeepers are a dime a dozen, advertising is easy. Here are the top 10 reasons to handle everything personally. Read more

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