Do mobile apps right, or not at all

Developers warn against one-size-fits-all approach

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SAN FRANCISCO — Applications that allow real estate agents and consumers to access for-sale listings and other information on their mobile phones are all the rage, but it may be better to offer no mobile app at all than one that’s frustrating to use.

There are few shortcuts to developing a good mobile real estate application, but it helps if you know the pitfalls to avoid, three veteran mobile app developers said during a workshop presentation today at Real Estate Connect San Francisco.