Get ready for the 'Internet of things'

Distributing Web functionality to all sorts of devices

Real estate apps for the iPhone and other smartphones are all the rage today, but similar apps are about to revolutionize the use of other devices like printers that will boast their own operating systems and usher in the "Internet of things."

The past few weeks have been an exciting ride in the world of "apps," those little chunks of functionality that do things for you on your mobile phone and your iPad.

What’s this mean for real estate?