Archive for August, 2011

*BREAKING NEWS* – jgcollie goes mobile

Monday, August 1st, 2011
 
We are very excited to announce the launch of James & George Collie’s mobile website.
 
When jgcollie.co.uk is accessed on a mobile phone you’ll be redirected to our new mobile website. It’s optimised such that searching properties on a small screen is a snap, and the user interface is optimised for users of touch-screen phones.
 
Rather than create an App for each of the major devices’ App Stores we decided to develop a mobile website that has been designed in such a way that it is compatible with all of the current handsets, be it an iPhone, Android device, Windows phone or Blackberry.Earlier this year Google announced that over 15% of all web traffic is now mobile, that is a statistic we could not ignore. By offering an optimised mobile website we allow our mobile visitors a faster and less painful means to access our database of properties for sale or rent.

QR Codes … what are they?

Monday, August 1st, 2011
 
A QR Code (Quick Response Code) is a two-dimensional matrix barcode and it looks like a grid of black and white squares, when scanned with a smartphone it takes the user to a relevant website containing; more information, discount codes or even videos.
 
Common in Japan, their presence in the UK is beginning to grow massively. Major advertisers are now including them in their current campaigns and as such knowledge about their existence and how to use them is steadily spreading.
 
QR codes are a fantastic way of bringing together the physical world and the digital one, allowing the consumer to quickly make the step in accessing far more information than could be previously communicated.
 
We at James & George Collie will be rolling out the use of QR codes on our sale boards, allowing potential buyers to immediately find out all of the information they need when they come across these codes. Used together with our new mobile website we’re giving property searchers an immediate and pleasurable browsing experience when out and about.