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Mobile Tools: Document Apps for iPhone and iPad

Today is the first installment of what I hope to be an ongoing series at the CRT blog, Mobile Tools. This topic will cover all those applications out there that allow you to use your smartphone or other mobile...
September 28, 2010

Announcing Data Wrap, a RETS to Atom Proxy

Share this news with your IT Staff:  CRT is happy to announce the release of Data Wrap.  Data Wrap allows you to easily create an Atom feed based off of existing RETS servers, and was built for CRT by...
August 19, 2010

simpleRETS becomes REsync

As part of all the project work we are doing at CRT, we have migrated simpleRETS over to Google’s project hosting.  We have also renamed the project REsync. For those that are unfamiliar with REsync (aka simpleRETS), it is...
June 24, 2010

Doozer Beta Update

The last post I made about Doozer was short, and I think a little more information is in order.  So here is a more detailed explanation: Doozer is a RETS metadata based DMQL builder.  DMQL is the language that...
June 9, 2010

Three Different Takes on Real Estate Web Services

In recent years, there has been an explosion of real-estate-focused web services available to agents and consumers.  Many of these simply repeat information and services that were already available in other formats.  The most obvious and common example is...
May 26, 2010

The Apple iPad as a REALTOR® Tool

With the recent announcement and upcoming release of the Apple iPad, there has been much discussion about how this new tech toy can be used. The real question for REALTORs®, of course, is “Would the iPad be of any...
March 15, 2010

RETS Compliance Server on Amazon Web Services.

One of the big buzzwords in technology these days is the idea of “the Cloud”.  While this is not really a new idea, some services that are associated with cloud computing have recently become more viable.  At CRT we...
November 2, 2009

Variman 3.1 Released

Chicago, September 23, 2009: The Center for REALTOR® Technology is excited to announce, as promised early last month, the release of the latest version of Variman – The Open Source and Free RETS Server. Variman version 3.1 is fully...
September 23, 2009

SimpleRETS 1.0.1

A new version of simpleRETS has been released.  This is a minor revision that tells you what version of simpleRETS and libRETS you are running on....
August 4, 2009

Announcing simpleRETS.

CRT has a new project!  Not a big or fancy project, but simple!  SimpleRETS is something that we used internally at NAR for about a year now and we thought it might be useful for other people.  The basic...
July 24, 2009