Re-Launching Moby: A Personal Safety App for Real Estate Professionals!

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When we launched Moby a couple of months ago we were definitely proud parents. We knew there were very few personal safety services for Real Estate Professionals out on the market, and we were excited to pioneer a safer lifestyle movement for all real estate professionals. But we knew that we were only at the tip of our full potential.

So once we had successfully launched Moby 1.0 we went back to our drawing board to brainstorm ways to improve Moby. After months of hard work from our team of developers we are now even prouder parents to Moby’s updated App, some even call our update a re-launch of some sort.

For those of you not familiar with our App, Moby is a personal safety App with Alert, Check-in and private Location Sharing features, all essential for the enhanced safety for the day-to-day tasks many Real Rstate Professionals have to undertake.  

 

So What Does Moby’s New Version Offer?

New features for our Free Lite Plan:
We realize that it takes time to decide to move forward to the paid version of an App; some of us like to get comfortable with the features while some of us want to make sure the App is working properly prior to committing to it.

What we learned with our initial launch is that many Real Estate Professionals wanted to try the Check-In and Tracking features, either just with their friends or family, or as part of their evaluation for the Premium Service. As such, we have to make all of our personal alert features FREE in our Lite Plan! Our Premium Plan continues to offer the added of our security monitoring center, with 24/7 staff to monitor your alerts.

 

 

More Phone Handsets

Are you an avid Torch fan? Got a brand new Curve 3G? We’ve got you covered. We are now supporting a lot more BlackBerry handsets! Check out our availability page for the full list of supported phones.

More Operating Systems:

The majority of App downloaders use a BlackBerry 0S 5.0 and higher. So you guessed it right, we added the BlackBerry OS 6 to Moby!

We are proud to say that we consider these new features as milestone changes to our application, however we are always on the lookout to improve our App.

We would love to hear your opinions regarding what you would like to see in a personal safety application. Are there any features that you think Moby is missing? Please feel free to state your opinion in the comment section below.

Take care and be safe everyone!

The Moby Team

 

Will you be attending the Keller Williams Family Reunion? Moby sure is! Come by our booth #407 to find out about Moby and meet our lovely team members!

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Bernadine Hunter, SFR, ACRE
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - Columbus, OH
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Is this app available on the blackberry curve or just the 3G?

Feb 08, 2011 03:24 AM #1
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K.C. McLaughlin
RE/MAX United - Cary, NC
Realtor, e-PRO, Homes for Sale - Cary, Raleigh NC

I will have to check this out. We are discussingphone apps at our meeting this month and will definitely mention this one.

Feb 08, 2011 07:04 AM #2
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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

Sounds like an app a lot of people should look into!  I hope you get lots of downloads.

Feb 08, 2011 08:39 AM #3
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Marilyn Smith
Coldwell Banker - Round Lake, IL
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Interesting I hope some people using this posts responses.

Feb 08, 2011 09:44 AM #4
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Terkel Sørensen
Real Estate Places - Temecula, CA
Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales

I did try out the first version - unfortunately - it was an automatic un-install... 

However, this new version, looks like it has some of the things I wanted to see. And the option to pay to have professional monitoring, shoudl make this an obvious choice for many who desire this. 

If it sounds like I'm not 100% onboard, it is because I still firmly beleive that many services and items are hawked, which prey on peoples fear of anything... Not to mention that what is feared happen so infrequently, that it is really far more dangerous to get in your car and drive to the coffee shop... 

That said, again, for some folks, this is a comfort that can not be had in any other way. 

I for one will be making a note of this at our office meeting tomorrow and encourage a download and test. 

For those of you who are wondering - keep in mind, the Lite version is free, so you can try this and decide if you want the full monitoring - I am sure Moby has made it easy to upgrade from the app. 

Again, this is a perfect example of why you want a smart phone... 

Feb 08, 2011 12:05 PM #5
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Fritz Barnes
BizProMedia - Lansdale, PA

I think you will see a lot of growth when you launch on iPhone and Android. I don't know the market share stats, but it seems like Blackberry is MySpace and iPhone/Android are Facebook.

I should look it up. I could be completely wrong. In any case, I have a Droid...maybe that's why I think Droid users are cool. :-)

Feb 08, 2011 12:40 PM #6
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Heather Littrell
Keller Williams - North Concord, NC
ABR,GRI,SRES Cabarrus County NC

I think this will be a very successful launchfor you.  I applaud you for considering the safety of agents.

Feb 08, 2011 01:26 PM #7
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Moby
Moby - Santa Monica, CA

Bernadine, yes Moby is available on the BlackBerry Curve. For the full list of supported devices you can view our availability page.

K.C., wonderful to hear you will be introducing Moby at your meeting! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Chuck
, we hope so too!!

Marilyn, you can also check out our testimonials page to see what Real Estate Agents think of Moby.

Terkel, you have some very valid points. A major consideration for the re-launch of Moby was based on the idea that we wanted Real Estate Agents to have peace of mind everyday, not just during emergencies. Adding more features to our Lite plan will hopefully allow this. Everyone has a different idea of what they need to stay safe and adding our monitoring service would ensure that those who want extra protection are also covered.  Again thank you for your comment, we sincerely hope the new features will be more beneficial for you!

Fritz, we agree with the fact that there is a big market for Moby on the iPhone and Android market. We are working around the clock to ensure Moby is on these platforms as soon as possible.

Heather, thank you for your comment! We firmly believe that we all have a responsibility to look out for each others safety.

Feb 08, 2011 01:41 PM #8
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Pam Jank
Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro

Bernadine, looks like it will be a while longer for the Android market?

Feb 08, 2011 02:28 PM #9
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Moby
Moby - Santa Monica, CA

Hi Pam, Moby is currently available on a wide variety of BlackBerry models. We are currently working on the Android platform and should have it launched shortly after the iPhone version is launched. In the meantime you can sign up for our waiting list and we will inform you as soon as Moby is available on your phone!

Feb 08, 2011 02:52 PM #10
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Cory Barbee
San Diego, CA
Broker (760) 563-4022

Very cool info..I'll pass this along to my agents...great job and vision !!

Feb 08, 2011 02:55 PM #11
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John J. Dean, Jr.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cambridge MA - Cambridge, MA

Worth taking a look at .. shame the paid version seems a bit pricey.

Feb 08, 2011 04:04 PM #12
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Denise Pudim
Kear Realty, Inc. - Chillicothe, OH

So cool! What a great idea! I can't wait for Android one and I will pass it on too!  

Feb 08, 2011 05:10 PM #13
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Moby
Moby - Santa Monica, CA

 Hi John, we want to ensure that everyone has access to our safety app by making all the personal alert features absolutely free. The pricing for the Premium plan is determined by the fact that highly experienced professionals are working in person to ensure Moby users have access to emergency services in the most time efficient way. Although there is little room to decrease the pricing, we do offer an annual discount.

Cory and Denise, thank you for your comments, please let me know if there is anything I can help you out with, whether it is just more information about Moby or sending a copy of our safety seminar!

Feb 08, 2011 05:22 PM #14
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Donna Harris
Donna Homes, PLR - Austin, TX
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin

I was wondering why I had never heard of it and it's because I don't have a Blackberry...

Feb 08, 2011 08:45 PM #15
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

I finally downloaded and will be using this app. I've seen the post about this for months. Should have done this long ago. Thanks.

Jun 26, 2011 04:46 PM #16
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Moby - Santa Monica, CA

As the saying goes Wayne, better late than never :) We are very pleased to hear you downloaded Moby! Please feel free to let us know if you have any comments or feedback about using Moby! 

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