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Proptech Job Opportunity: Sr. Integration & Automation Engineer

Proptech Job Opportunity: Sr. Integration & Automation Engineer

We have a job opportunity to share from a member of the GEM, New Western: a Senior Integration and Automation Engineer. Founded in 2008, New Western Acquisitions is a marketplace for investing in “off- market” homes. The opportunity: Our vision is to provide industry-leading, modern, and…

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Working with the MLS: A Developers Perspective

Working with the MLS: A Developers Perspective

One of the sessions at Hacker Connect last week was a short interview with Seth Siegler, one of Geek Estate’s Mastermind founding members. Not all MLS access contracts are created equally. Field names can be, and are, different. Some systems only allow a single session…

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A Website Redesign for Caffeine Interactive

A Website Redesign for Caffeine Interactive

Caffeine Interactive, the development firm that handled the recent facelift for Geek Estate Blog, has re-designed their own homepage. I’m a huge, huge fan of the rustic/graffiti design aesthetics (they are based in Austin). You can look at their portfolio of work here. If you’re looking…

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Will Apple’s Decision Spell the End of Real Estate Agent (Template) Apps?

Will Apple’s Decision Spell the End of Real Estate Agent (Template) Apps?

It appears Apple is starting stricter enforcement of its 4.2.6 and 4.3 guidelines in 2018. What are the two guidelines? From the App Store: 4.2.6 Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected. 4.3 Spam Don’t create multiple Bundle IDs of the…

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RESO Datacomp 30-Day Hackathon Recap

RESO Datacomp 30-Day Hackathon Recap

The first hackathon I ever participated in was actually just in 2013 when I built an app called Curb Call at the Retsly / Realogy Hackathon in SF.  I got second place at that one which won me an oversized novelty check (plus a smaller…

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Any Real Estate Geeks Interested in the Product Hunt Hackathon

Any Real Estate Geeks Interested in the Product Hunt Hackathon

The Geeks / developers reading may have seen the news about the upcoming Product Hunt global hackathon. It’s a month long hackathon… This isn’t like most hackathons. Starting November 1st, we’re kicking off a month-long, global, online hackathon so that anyone with a computer can…

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Lessons from Inman “Hack the App”

Lessons from Inman “Hack the App”

I was privileged to take part in the “Hack the App” session during the Inman Connect event last week.   It gave me some insights into alternative ways of building products for the real estate sector and particularly the role open source could play in…

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Behind the Scenes of Designing and Developing a Home Page

Behind the Scenes of Designing and Developing a Home Page

Here’s the home page of 360modern… How does a finished home page come to fruition? Brand, Value Proposition, and User Goals I don’t want to discuss value proposition & brand (which I touched on here & here) in depth in this article. That said, prior to “getting…

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Location Intelligence. Pilgrim SDK, by Foursquare

Location Intelligence. Pilgrim SDK, by Foursquare

We all know real estate is about location, location, location. Did I mention location? There’s a new set of location intelligence development tools available from Foursquare, which released their Pilgrim SDK this week (which they refer to as a contextual awareness engine). More information can be found here….

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Calling All Engineers & Technical Talent

Calling All Engineers & Technical Talent

We know entrepreneurs and brokers read Geek Estate, many of whom have a need for technical talent if they are to move their business/product forward. We also know engineers and consultants with deep industry expertise are among our readers, some of whom are looking for work. I…

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