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The house sitting HOT button
OK, so this isn't HUGE news for the house sitting community, but it's kind of fun. You can now launch Aussie House Sitters from a button on your smartphone or tablet.
Kind of like an App, but not - clicking this button simply launches the site in your standard browser. So it's NOT an app, but it's still super handy - a single click from your touchscreen and you're here!
The Aussie House Sitter Hot-button
Getting the Hot Button on your home screen is really simple:
- Open the Aussie House Sitters website in the browser on your phone or tablet - and go to the page that you want the button to link to e.g. the login page or one of the search pages.
- The toolbar for the browser should have an "Action" or "Overflow Menu" button that allows you to do various things like "add bookmark" or "add to favourites". Click on this "Action" button.
- Click "Add to home screen"
Of course, it's easy to remove the button if you find you need the real estate for more games or productivity apps.
NOTE FOR APPLE iPHONE: This Hot Button idea only works with Safari on an iphone. If you're using another browser like Chrome, Apple doesn't allow placement of icons on the home screen.
A side benefit
Let's be clear - this hot button was not a project in itself. It is a side benefit of a small upgrade we did to improve site performance on touchscreen devices. So now we've got that out of the way...
Come and get it
Sure, this is definitely one for the tech-tragics, power-sitters and early adopters - but it COULD make your house sitting adventure just a little bit easier (and fun).
Happy house sitting.