At Trulia we’re all about giving our consumers the inside scoop on their home search. That’s why we’re incorporating the latest Google Maps Android API in our Android app to give users a more seamless experience when searching for a place to buy or rent on-the-go.
Starting tomorrow, Trulia’s free Android app for mobile and tablets will feature a more interactive map, powered by the new Google Maps Android API, allowing Trulia users to easily navigate 2D or 3D views to discover crime, school attendance zones, and nearby amenities like restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores. This information provides users with the inside scoop and allows them to compare neighborhoods, while making their home search easy and fun.
Trulia’s Android apps provide home facts, listing details, and open house info for homes and rentals on the market across the US. Some of the key features include vivid photo slideshows, real-time notifications for saved homes and searches, and local neighborhood info to help consumers find the right place to live.
In addition to the new Google Maps Android API, we’ve also added a mortgage center tool to help you easily determine whether you can afford the house you have your eye on. Key features include:
Mobile devices are increasingly critical to home hunters and real estate professionals. We are the leading mobile platform for the home search process as 30% of Trulia’s traffic comes from mobile on an average week. According to our research, consumers using mobile devices are more likely to contact a real estate professional, and at times during the peak hours on the weekend (when most people are on-the-go visiting open houses) our mobile traffic surpasses online traffic.
The new upgrade comes just in time for the holidays, when people will be furiously downloading apps onto their new Android devices. If you’re shopping for an Android device for someone on your gift list, make sure you download Trulia’s Android app to help them with their 2013 home search. And as always, we value your feedback. Please email email@example.com to let us know how much you love the app or if you have any questions.0 comments
Today, we are excited to announce the launch of the Trulia Real Estate App and the Trulia Rentals App designed for Amazon’s brand new Kindle Fire HD. The new Kindle Fire HD brings dual stereo speakers with Dolby audio, ultra-fast Wi-Fi /4G LTE wireless, and most exciting of all: mapping & location capabilities.
Taking advantage of the Kindle Fire HD’s new mapping and location-based features, we’ve released these two Trulia apps – available starting today for free at the Amazon Appstore for Android – to enable home buyers and renters to take their house hunt on the road for a more interactive, hands-on search.
Our Trulia apps include:
As always, Trulia is committed to providing the best mobile real estate search experience – we hope our latest update helps you with your school search. And if you have any feedback, we’re all ears! Reach us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org comments
Starting July 26 and running throughout the 2012 London Olympics, Trulia’s real estate Android app will be featured in AT&T’s ‘My Journey’ ad campaign — a short online/mobile film series that provides an inside look at the day-to-day lives of Team USA athletes since the 2008 Beijing Olympics as the film illustrates how they use different mobile apps in their daily lives.
Trulia has been included in the short film on track and field gold medalist, Allyson Felix, who hopes she can bring a gold medal back home as she searches for a new home. We hope so too — best of luck to you Allyson!
Check out the video below. You’ll see us at the 1:29 minute mark.
Trying to rent a place in San Francisco can be a daunting challenge. Not only does the city offer many different neighborhoods and amenities to consider, but the booming job market is fueling competition for apartments, which is pushing prices up. During the month of June, amongst the largest 25 metro areas in the country, San Francisco experienced the highest year-over-year increase in asking rent prices at 14.7%, making responding to listings quickly more important than ever.
In light of all this, we were excited to announce today, that both J.Wavro Associates and RentSFNow, will syndicate their San Francisco rental listings to Trulia, making a distinctive group of new properties available to Trulia users. This is just one example of the work that Trulia is doing with its partners in the real estate industry to present consumers with great listings around the country.
While the company is busy providing the best rental listings, it’s also been building mobile apps that empower consumers and take the friction out of apartment hunting. With Trulia’s mobile apps, consumers can personalize their search with specific apartment criteria and then receive notifications as soon as corresponding properties become available. In addition, listings are color-coded to show what that person has viewed previously, what they haven’t seen and perhaps most importantly, the most recent listings, to help them find and act upon rentals quickly.
Expect to see more activity from us, as we work to provide great rental listings and powerful tools for finding the right place to live.0 comments
Since the first day we launched our Trulia for Agents iPhone app, we’ve heard hundreds of agents ask for a version of the app on their Android phone. Today we’re excited to announce Trulia for Agents is available on Android! The new app includes our two most popular features: immediate lead notifications and listing check-ins. Agents can download either the new Android app from Google Play, or an updated version of the iPhone app from the iTunes store.
Trulia for Agents lets agents manage a list of their clients and respond to leads from anywhere. The app immediately alerts you when you’ve received a new lead from Trulia, helping you respond quickly and make more connections with prospective clients. … continue reading0 comments
Over the past two years, we’ve watched a new audience of consumers emerge who are passionate about using Trulia’s top-rated mobile apps find their next home. These buyers are deeply involved in the home search process, using their mobile phones to browse listings as they drive through neighborhoods and visit open homes. Most interestingly, these on-the-go buyers often request the help of a real estate agent—our research has found that consumers on Trulia’s mobile apps are 60% more likely to contact an agent during their home search.*
Today, Trulia is proud to announce Trulia Mobile Ads, the first mobile advertising platform designed specifically to help real estate agents connect with these transaction-ready mobile consumers. Trulia Mobile Ads allow agents to purchase a share of display advertising space and generate phone leads from consumers who are using Trulia’s iPhone and Android apps, as well as Trulia’s mobile website. Top agents using these prominent mobile ad placements are already discovering that phone leads from mobile buyers are just one touch away.
In every ZIP code, agents may purchase up to five Mobile Ads spots that include a banner ad on the map page, a personalized full screen ad with lead form and the guaranteed top spot in Trulia’s mobile lead generator. With Trulia Mobile Ads, it takes only one tap for buyers to directly call an agent from a banner or full screen ad.
Trulia Mobile Ads subscriptions include:
Trulia Mobile Ads are sold on a first come, first serve basis and are currently available only to existing Trulia Local Ads and Trulia Pro customers. Agents may reserve their Mobile Ads advertising space by calling 1-888-553-8864
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We’re pumped to announce the addition of two new Android apps to our already exciting mobile line-up – the first dedicated real estate Android tablet app and an app just for renters.
The Android Tablet Market is Heating Up
The new Trulia Android tablet app delivers all the Trulia real estate information you know and love in a cool new format. With recent Android tablet announcements from Amazon and Sony, Trulia is extending our commitment to deliver innovative, top quality mobile real estate experiences on this exciting new mobile platform. Location based property search, large-screen mapview, and more info from Trulia is optimized for your Android tablet – and when you’re ready for more details you can easily contact a real estate professional from within the app.
Additionally, we’re delivering our huge property photos onto a beautiful full-screen tablet browsing experience so you can spend all day (and night) looking at the properties you find on Trulia.
Here are a few screenshots to get you started:
To celebrate launching the first real estate Android tablet app, we’re having a limited-time Facebook contest where you could win a new Android tablet – It’s as easy as being our friend on www.facebook.com/trulia.
Rentals Get Real with a Dedicated Android App
Renter Nation, get ready to find your next great place with the brand new dedicated rentals app from Trulia. Renters comprise a significant (and rapidly growing) portion of mobile visits, especially on our current Android app. We‘re now providing a dedicated “For Rent” app that caters to renters’ specific needs. Renters have to work on much tighter timeframes than house hunters, so we’ve packed our app with features that help you quickly organize and customize your searches, and keep all your notes and photos in one place!
We’ve given you the ability to instantly save or nix properties, which will allow you to re-visit the properties you love, and flag the properties that you’re not interested in.
To make your rental search truly your own, you can add your own private notes and photos to listings and share these via email with your roommates, significant other, or trusted advisors.
Get instant alerts via email when a new property is added to Trulia – simply click the star at the bottom of any search results page to “save your search,” and you’ll never miss out on another new home again:
Stay tuned for more mobile innovations from Trulia coming soon. We always appreciate your feedback on email@example.com comment
Hello Trulia Android Fans and Loyal Users!
Today we’re announcing a new release of our Trulia Android app to give you an even better real estate experience on your Android phone.
Trulia’s Android app already gives you all the great Trulia information you love, including location-based real estate search for listings, rentals and recently sold properties, and full-screen high-resolution photos. Those features are great, but we decided that for this next release, we needed to make your Android real estate search faster, easier and even more fun! How are we going to do that, you ask?
First, we added a useful (and good-looking!) Android widget that alerts you to new properties for sale, either near your current location, or any other set location of your choice. It even works if you’re offline and temporarily without connectivity. Pretty sweet.
Since you now know you gotta have this widget, here are the simple steps to install the widget on your Android phone homescreen:
1) Install or upgrade your Trulia Android app to the newest version
2) Hold your finger down for a few seconds in an empty position on your Android phone homescreen
3) When a menu appears, select the “Widgets” or “Android Widgets” option
4) Scroll until you find the Trulia Android widget and select it to install
5) Enjoy! You’ll now receive updated Trulia listing for-sale properties at-a-glance on your Android phone’s homescreen!
On top of the release of our new widget, we’ve made the Trulia Android app faster by improving the map stability and data throughout. We’ve also added some fun design transitions to make your real estate search more enjoyable.
Be sure to checkout some of the features that you, the users, have told us are your absolute favorite, including local neighborhood information such as restaurants and schools, sharing favorite properties with family and friends, voice search, and syncing favorite properties and searches to a Trulia account.
Here’s a short video to help introduce you to the Trulia Android app:
As always, let us know what you think by dropping us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your feedback (lot size searchers, we hear you!) We have exciting plans for Trulia on Android, so watch for more great updates coming soon!
Trulia Mobile Product Manager