A few months ago I released a mobile web page version of YSTM that you would be re-directed to if you use a mobile device to access this site. To my surprise, very few people are taking advantage of this feature! This mobile web page is everything that the YSTM iPhone app is, but you do not need to download anything and it can be accessed from other non-Apple devices (like Android, Palm, Windows Mobile, etc). If you have a modern smart phone, YSTM will even take advantage of your phone’s GPS capabilities. See the comparison below of the iPhone app versus the YSTM mobile web page:
|iPhone App||Mobile Web Site|
Maybe there are not as many iPhone and Androids out there as I thought. But if you or someone you know has a fancy mobile phone (iPhone, Android, or otherwise), take it with you on Saturday morning! Take a peak every so often at the map. When you find a nearby sale that meets your fancy, you can get instant directions to that sale. Call this ad-hoc yardsaling!
Additionally, most people jump on to YSTM and create their map on Friday. This is a great time to do your planning, but I can tell you that my yard sale database jumps another 25% in size during the wee hours of Friday evening and Saturday morning. For this reason I worry that many of you are missing out on some great yard sales from those procrastinating yard sale hosts! If you have your mobile phone with you on Saturday you may still catch these late breaking yard sales without missing out!