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Trulia Brings Future of Home Search Closer With Latest Mobile Innovations

Companies mentioned in this article: Trulia, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Trulia (NYSE: TRLA), a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, announced today that it will launch a new mobile real estate app for Android Wear once it’s available in the coming weeks. Earlier today, Trulia’s app was highlighted at Google I/O 2014, the annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google’s product teams and partners.

“Trulia has been laser-focused on delivering the real estate industry’s simplest, most helpful mobile products. With more than 19.0 million monthly unique mobile visitors on Trulia already as of March 31, 2014, the number of people who search for homes on their mobile devices will only continue to grow,” says Kira Wampler, Trulia’s Chief Marketing Officer who oversees both consumer product development and consumer marketing at the company. “At Trulia, we are defining the future of home search by leveraging the latest technologies to deliver a simpler and more enjoyable experience for home seekers. As wearable tech becomes more prevalent, we believe that these devices will become key house hunting tools given how important location and context is in the search for a home.”

Key Details of Trulia’s Android Wear App:

  • With a direct connection to Trulia’s app for Android, Nearby Home Alerts are fed directly to the wearable display – giving home seekers the first look at new homes that come on the market near them.
  • From their wrist, users can swipe through photos and key home details about a property.
  • With one touch, they can save the property for later access from their desktop, tablet or smartphone, or contact an agent to schedule a viewing.
  • The app will be available for free on Google Play in the coming weeks.

Earlier this year, Trulia released two major upgrades to Trulia’s top-rated real estate app for the iPhone and Android phones earlier this year. In February, Trulia redesigned its app to make it as immersive and visual as being at an open house, including full-bleed property images, easy-to-navigate photo galleries, and beautiful heat maps to visualize important neighborhood details such as crime, schools, and home prices. In May, Trulia launched Nearby Home Alerts, a one-of-a-kind feature that instantly alerts buyers and renters to new homes for sale. Every time a user is within a certain radius of a new home that’s been listed in the last 24 hours, this fully customizable push alert sends them all the details.

This announcement also follows the release of Trulia’s real estate app for Amazon Fire phone last week and the development of a Trulia app for Google Glass in 2013. With Trulia’s Fire app, home seekers can instantly search for homes, and get the full picture of a home and neighborhood with hi-res property photo galleries and detailed heatmaps with essential info like crime and school ratings.

For more information about Trulia’s current suite of mobile apps, visit www.trulia.com/mobile

ABOUT TRULIA, INC.

Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) gives home buyers, sellers and real estate agents all the tools and valuable information they need to be successful in the home search process. Through its innovative mobile and web products, Trulia provides engaged home buyers and sellers essential information about the house, the neighborhood and the process while connecting them with the right agents. For agents, Trulia, together with its Market Leader subsidiary, provides an end-to-end system that enables them to find and serve clients, create lasting relationships and build their business. Founded in 2005, Trulia is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Denver and Seattle. Trulia and the Trulia marker logo are registered trademarks of Trulia, Inc.


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