The ActiveRain Stuff You Won't Find Anywhere Else on the Web

ActiveBrad Now on iTunes

I was just notified that the Inter-Active ActiveRain Business Card is now available on iTunes.   Last week, I posted a video on how the app works and received a great response from many of you iPhone users.  That's not to say I didn't hear from the BlackBerry Crowd too!  lol~ 
As promised, I said it was it's here.

There is already more functionality, a new mortgage calculator, and a feature that allows iPhone 3G users to click on a button while in front of a property, (or in a specific neighborhood), that returns them a google map geocoded with the location, photo, and details of that property. 

I love this stuff, I think other iPhone users will too.

How Do I get it?

To get yourself a copy to check out, or test on your iPhone, just go to the iTunes store on your MAC or PC, and in the "Search" box, type "ActiveRain" and viola!  It only takes seconds to install, and I think you'll enjoy some of these first features. (you may find a couple "rain radio" podcasts on iTunes as a bonus...shhh)

If you're an iPhone owner, you can download a copy of this app RIGHT HERE.  It's easy to do, and it's FREE.  You can also download it directly from your iPhone buy clicking the "AppStore Icon" then the "Search Tab" with "ActiveRain" as your search.  I'd love to solicit your reviews, comments, and opinions over at the iTunes store.  Once you've download the application, you'll see a button for "reviews" at iTunes, your feedback and support over there is appreciated, but only if you have the spare time. :-)

Getting My Own Customized App

Getting this application customized for you and your company or business will be easy.  There'll be a launching of the site wizard this next week, giving you the capability to create one of these for your own iPhone.  I'll have a post giving instructions and details on how to do this sometime next week.

Thanks for sharing in all the excitement with me, it's been a long time coming, and now I finally get to share it back.  Take a moment and check it out, then you can decide how you'd want your own iPhone Business Card App to work.  Or... you can just use mine to work and play in the "RAIN!"  Enjoy!



"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 75 commentsBrad Andersohn • March 23 2009 07:15PM


Brad - Darn, I'm a TREO phone.  Great new app for the iphone crowd!

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) almost 11 years ago

Brad~ DUDE!!! Do I hear RAIN-BERRY app??? please! soon! MWA!

Posted by Laura Monroe, Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media (Inman News ) almost 11 years ago

Well, I guess I need to check into some financing for an iphone!  I mean really how cool is that "ActiveRain on the go"  And is that a Rainmaker badge I see on there for the button? 

Posted by Debbie Hutchins almost 11 years ago

That is too cool. I love the iphone, and I just saw a video on the 3.0 release this summer. The copy and paste is fantastic. I also use the Facebook and free apps. I am going to itunes right now. Thanks!

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) almost 11 years ago

Brad - When I get home, I will be downloading this new app.  Thanks for the info!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Christine - at least you know it's there in case you ever switch.  :-)

Laura - you'd be the perfect person to design that with a BlackBerry Developer, I like the thought of a RAIN-BERRY app, you need to call me.  

Debbie - It is indeed the "RainMaker" emblem making its debut on iTunes!  YEAH!!

Joe - I'm dying to hear what you think and to get your comments, you're killin me here...  lol~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Jason - ..... I'll be waiting for your call.....   :-)))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

okay...downloaded it and will check it out.  Will I be customizing from the one I downloaded or will I have to go download another one when you come out with instructions? 

BTW...I clicked on the BLOG portion and it had 8 pages.  I see where I can add a page...that's cool...but once in this section, it won't allow me to go back to the main menu.  The back and forward arrows are grayed out.  So, I have to exit out and then click the icon again to get the opening page (call us...visit us)  Also, the "Active Video" doesn't do there a video or just a blank button for now?  Also, I don't have the G3 phone so maybe that's a difference??  Looks like a cool app...looking forward to further instructions!

Posted by Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate (J. Rockcliff, REALTORS) almost 11 years ago

I'm with Laurie..waiting for the "rainberry app."  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Tina Allen (Exit Realty Tri-County) almost 11 years ago

Brad - Do you people ever sleep!  Another fantastic AR I just need an iPhone!  I actually am holding out for the Palm Pre.

Posted by Simon Mills (Mills Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad

Sounds like a great application, my next phone will be the I-phone.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 11 years ago

Brad - Grrrrrrr.  I'm so frustrated.  Am I really going to have to finally stop being so cheap and break down and get an iPhone.  Does AT&T give you a cut?  I hope so.  Its not like I wasn't drooling over them already, but now with the customization and everything...ugh.  I just want to play with it and see how it works.  Regardless I'm very excited for you and this new app.  I'll be looking for more in the future!

Posted by Matt Stigliano (Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME) almost 11 years ago

I cant wait until the wizard is set up for next week!  I trust you will update us again?  Mindy

Posted by Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate (Robbins Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Terri - There is a "more" tab and a "more" button at the top of the screen.  The video comes right from Youtube which should be already accessible via your iphone. Of course if you go to the Web, it will leave the application as they are not connected and run separately.  You'll find this with most apps that have to interact with each other on the iPhone.  Most don't allow multiple windows and multi-tasking....yet!?!  :-)

If you're interested in creating one of your own, it would not be done from the one you've just downloaded. It is not customizable or progammable from the users end.

This is my sample iPhone Business Card, so it can't be customized.  You would need to create and design your own app, which I'll be posting about next week, as soon as I get word that the developer of this app has his site up and running.  I haven't even seen it yet.  This is all Brand New Stuff.  It's been in Beta.  Exciting wouldn't you say?? 

BTW - I don't have the 3G either.... (as Brad runs over to send Jon a text requesting a 3G for work)  :-O

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

I downloaded the application and left a 5 star review.

Posted by Mindy & Jay Robbins, Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate (Robbins Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Brad- downloaded to computer, now where is my cord to update my phone..sooo excited for a new free app. Be back for a review!


Posted by Katharine Carey (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME just downloaded it!

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate ( almost 11 years ago

Great stuff Brad! Off to find my iPhone to download it now. 

-- Zoltan

Posted by Real Bird, All-In-One Real Estate Marketing (RealBird Inc.) almost 11 years ago

NICE!  Just downloaded mine! Can't wait to make it a part of my life now!

Posted by Myra Spano almost 11 years ago

Great info, Thanks so much.

Posted by Jean Terry (Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C.) almost 11 years ago

Just installed it. I have some classes at the Realtor Board tomorrow, I may have to show it off.

Posted by Christopher Johnston (The Johnston Team) almost 11 years ago


thanks for the info. i just downloaded the app to my iphone. this is greatourse i love my iphone already. i do have the 3g but video does not play,

Posted by Linda DeRusha, Broker/Realtor, ABR,ASP,CDPE (Coldwell Banker Advantage) almost 11 years ago


update to my former post. where is the button for finding info about a property when you are standing in front of a house? i found the mortgage info.

Posted by Linda DeRusha, Broker/Realtor, ABR,ASP,CDPE (Coldwell Banker Advantage) almost 11 years ago

I'm so glad that I have a treo.  Couldn't stand the pressure to learn another toy at this time. :-)

Posted by Virginia Tatseos (Stage-Show-Sell) almost 11 years ago

That is so cool.  WE need one for black berry!!!!  Wehn is that coming? K M

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - almost 11 years ago

I'm with wirginia on this.  Would love to be able to use this cool tool but i'm maxed out on my learning curve right now.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 11 years ago

Totally Awesome!!!  Nuff said and well done!

Posted by Justin Williams, Loan Officer (Independent) almost 11 years ago

Tina - we should get Laura to help build an app for Blackberry, I'd try, but I don't have one.  Jeff Corbett lives and will die by his BB, we should get him involved too. 

Simon - let me know more about the Palm Pre.  I use to have the Treo w/ Windows CE before the iPhone.. loved it.

Thanks Lou - I guarantee, you'll love it, especially what they're coming out with in the upgrade.  Apple does an awesome job for the most part.  When they do something, they sure do it right. 

Matt - you deserve one, you really do.  Life is too short, just go buy one.  I'd give you mine if I had an extra, I really would.

Mindy - just like this post here, as soon as I know, you'll know.  I promise.  Oh yeah ... thanks for the 5-star over at iTunes.  MWA!!  :-))

Katharine - if y download it right from the phone, you won't need to find the cord!  lol~ 

Jeanette - I would love to see your review of it on iTunes.  Be kind and gentle, it's the first of its kind ever and it just came out of beta.  You're always so nice, don't change on me now!!  BIG SMILE!!

Zoltan - looking forward to your call soon thereafter...  I know you know my number. 

Myra - that was just too cute.  Didn't realize till you said that, how much it IS a part of mine.

Jean - anytime, there's an update coming soon to iTunes, you'll know when it's available.

Christopher - let me know what they thing if you do... thanks. 

Linda - the iPhone uses a version of Youtube for videos, the property locator will be in the next release and update as soon as Apple and iTunes gets around to putting it on there.  There are over 15,000 current applications for iPhones.  We already released it, they just have to add it.  You're gonna love it!!  :-)))))

Virginia - it's not really a phone, it should be called an iMiniComputer.  But they are really easy to learn, run, and operate....   or destroy if need be!  lol~

Terry - join forces with some of the other members here and get theBlackBerry folks to create you guys some apps, for crying out loud.  Don't they have an app store?  There has to be someone working on this sort o thing for them.  Have you checked with Blackberry to see if they plan on offering any such tools or features in the future?  Inquiry minds here in the rain want to know... 

Kristin - see my comments all above!!  lol~  I'm sure the Blackberry Night in Shining Armor will be buy soon to help with a Blackberry app for you folks.

Lora - I know what you mean.  Been there, done that!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Pretty cool.  Technology is amazing!

Posted by Don Anthony, Charlotte & Triangle NC Discount Realtor (Don Anthony Realty ~ almost 11 years ago

Brad: The sound of RAIN-BERRY does ring a nice tone... Looking forward to this.


Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) almost 11 years ago

So Brad,

When are you and your wife going to produce the first AR theme song?:))

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (Brokered by eXp Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for the AWESOME info.  It is so much sometimes I get info overload.  But not a complaint, I love it.

Posted by Wendy Welborne-Kimery (Keller Williams-Lake Norman Mooresville,NC) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for the update, Brad - can't wait to take a look on my iphone!

I'll be "Re-blogging" this to my group at Technology for REAL People.

Posted by Mike Hendren (Mike Hendren Photography) almost 11 years ago

WOW...every time I think I have completely fallen in love with my Iphone...another great thing is brought to my attention.  thanks for the info :)

Posted by Palm Coast Homes, Palm Coast/Flagler County Real Estate, The Ross/Co (100 Plus Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago

Brad - Thanks.  I know I deserve one, its the justification of my deserving status to my wife that I have to work on.  Haha.

Posted by Matt Stigliano (Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME) almost 11 years ago

Cool ap Brad - I'd love one for the Blackberry!!

Posted by Dan Magstadt (Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc) almost 11 years ago

Brad I have an Iphone and I've already downloaded the AR app. But will be able to create my own application if I have a PC instead of a MAC?

Posted by Lisa Lewis, Agent, Fayetteville NC ~ 910-578-2359 (The Residential Group) almost 11 years ago

I'm expecting to see a post about the "RAIN BERRY" soon! I would switch over to the iPhone but Verizon has me hooked with the blackberry.

Posted by Home Loan Search.Online (Home Loan Search Online) almost 11 years ago

Quick Update:

After Terri's comment above, I downloaded the app from iTunes and checked the video link and she is correct, it is currently not working.  The update and fix along with the ability to use the "Home Locator" have been submitted and are now just waiting on iTunes to release.  It could be a week or two before the update is available.  Sorry for the minor bug, and thanks Terri for pointing that out. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Tre - oh! Tre - oh!  Tre - oh!   Treo users need it toooooo!  :-)

Posted by Michelle Hatmaker, Houston Galveston Real Estate (Real Living - The Hatmaker Group) almost 11 years ago

Justin - never nuff said, let me know what you think...

Don - yes it is and I love it.

Roland - I hear you loud and clear.  I like the name "RainBerry" in fact one of he security words on AR IS Blackberry, so it only makes sense there should be an app for it.  Send me a "BlackBerry" phone and I'll get right on it.  :-)

Neal - we go into the studio today at 1:00pm.  We'll have to add that one to our list. 

Wendy - this one is really easy to use.  No info overload this time. 

Mike - I hope you'll like it, and thanks for the reblog, I really appreciate it.

Kristi - I know what you mean.  You can't leave home without it.  One time I did, and boy was I lost. 

Matt - have her call me.

Dan - you and all the others, I know.  I should write a post about the Blackberry just to see how many comments It would get.  lol~ 

Lisa - wherever you connect your iPhone, and whatever operating system you use will work just fine.

IMF - I get the whole "hooked" thing my friend, AT&T and APPLE have those same hooks in me!  :-)))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Michelle - shhhh... that's not a "RAIN Chant" but the Treo Gods are listening I'm sure...  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Just pick up some Google Alerts giving this little app some nice extra exposure:

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Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

Timed PERFECTLY. I just got an IPHONE on Saturday. I downloaded this AP and was able to SHOW people just what Active Rain is. Before just talking about it seemed made AR a deep "concept" that was hard to understand.



Posted by Craig Schiller almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

Sounds like a new and exciting application I might have to check on getting an IPHONE now!

Posted by Jackie DeShazer (Montana Country Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Holy moly !  Im thinking we may have to get an IPhone.  So is this application coming to Blackberry then too soon ?

Posted by The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness (The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Brad.  I just downloaded the app to my phone and will check it out.  Always appreciate any new things you find on the iPhone.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 almost 11 years ago

Hey Brad, App for a blackberry? Waaaaaah. I may have to get an iphone. Then again, maybe not!

Posted by Marian Gregor-Ann, Arbor area Real Estate (Keller Williams) almost 11 years ago

Just loaded to my iphone.  That's great!  Way to go!  Look forward to your future messages surrounding apps.  Thanks!

Sarah Hardy


Posted by Sarah Hardy almost 11 years ago

Wow, this is exciting. I downloaded it onto my iTouch (anxiously awaiting for my current provider contract to end so I can get the real thing) and it's fabulous. Thanks to you and the Technology gods!

Posted by Ilima Kam Martinez ("A Mobile Notary Service") almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad, The Itunes app is great! Just downloaded. Thanks for the tip.

Posted by Tina Maraj, Top Agent in Fullerton 2016-2018 714-403-7901 (RE/MAX Cornerstone) almost 11 years ago

Brad - uploaded the app...and will play with it later...thanks to everyone for their hard work...

With smiles, Bo

Posted by Bo Kociuba, Realtor - Mustang, Yukon & OKC Metro 405-812-1572 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties ) almost 11 years ago

Brad, that is VERY cool, too bad I have a TREO, but I think my next phone will be an iphone!

Posted by Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL (RE/MAX Suburban) almost 11 years ago

The ActiveRain iPhone Business Card just got picked up by Aptism, they track over 28,000 iPhone applications.  You can find out more at:

The AR iPhone app is simply a Business Card that allows users to find out more about ActiveRain and interact with the site just as they would with your business card application.  See iTunes appstore and leave a review.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Wondering when you will get the platform to other brands.  Windows mobile, Blackberry, the new Palm.  etc.  It sounds pretty cool.  I'm trying to get my client to download it so I can play with it.

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) almost 11 years ago

Hey Mike - The AR platform is available to any Brand right now as long at you have Internet access.  My app here is basically just a business card for the iphone that interacts with the site a bit more efficiently.  It's what I setup and wanted it to do. 

It's not an iPhone application as much as it is an interface to promote AR, give search capabilities, and use as a business cards for my friends who own iphones.

If you have Blackberry, TREO, Windows mobile etc, you should still be able to access AR from them (with Internet Access).  As far as applications go, you never know what AR will come up with next????   :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Awesome app, Brad! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Jacqueline Forde (Alluring Interiors) almost 11 years ago

Very cool!  I left a comment and a 5 star review.  Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Posted by Linda Davis (RE/MAX Home Team) almost 11 years ago
I am enjoying active rain on my new iPhone 3G. So far it is working !!!
Posted by Peter Lamandre (Better by Design Real Estate, LLC) almost 11 years ago
I am enjoying active rain on my new iPhone 3G. So far it is working !!!
Posted by Peter Lamandre (Better by Design Real Estate, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Another great reason to get an iPhone ... too bad it doesn't make coffee :-(


Posted by Jean Richer, No Gimmicks, No Nonsense, only Straight Talk (Keller Williams Realty Inc.) over 10 years ago

Jean - let me know what you think of the app once you get your new iphone.  I can show you how it will make coffee!!   :-O

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

just downloaded! thx

Posted by Gloria and Jason Belmonte, (Prudential Fox&Roach The Belmonte Group) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, I will download on my iphone and leave you a comment.  Thanks

Posted by Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329, Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans (FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv.) over 5 years ago

Thanks Lisa -

I'm in the process of renaming the app to "ActiveBrad" - Some of the ActiveRain/Trulia folks here don't want my app showing up in the iTunes app store under ActiveRain (which I understand totally since I'm only an ambassador here now)

Not sure when the changes will take affect, but renaming and modifying the bus card app was the first step in getting it changed and updated.  :)


Enjoy and thanks.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 5 years ago

Now that's cool. Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 5 years ago

Very exciting news.  Anything for us droids?  I hope so.  Some of my best friends have droids  :)

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 5 years ago

Yep now all we have to do is get one for the Droid crowd.  Thanks for the post.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Brad- thank you and thank you for responding to everyone who comments!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 5 years ago

Instead of BOND...JAMES BOND it is now...RAIN, ACTIVE RAIN...

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 5 years ago

Sounds like a great APP. Have a Galaxy S4. Maybe someday. Must be a feed over from Trulia. Sometimes the info they have is not accurate.

Posted by Bill Reddington, Destin Florida Real Estate (Re/max By The Sea) over 5 years ago

My ActiveBrad Bus Card app is currently only available on the iPhone at this time.

It was more than 6 years ago I created this, but just recently changed the name and some of the features. I'm just waiting on Apple and the iTunes store to push the new updates.

More than creating an app like this for the Android, Galaxy, Blackberry, and Treo etc. I'd rather show agents how they can use and create their own Bus Card app just like this one to promote their business, their blogs, their content and social stuff too.

I'll keep ya posted!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 5 years ago

Brad, just downloaded looks interesting. I have a lot of questions. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 5 years ago

Sweet. Now I just need to get an iPhone. 

Any chance of an Android app version coming out?

Posted by Mike Wong, Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest (Keller Williams Realty Southwest) over 5 years ago

Hey Mike - I think the company who creates and builds these for you can make a bus card app that works and is available on all platforms, I'd suggest contacting them directly and see what they can do? Thanks :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 5 years ago