Trulia said that it will be launching 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.”
Trulia’s Android Wear app allows, Nearby Home Alerts to be fed directly to the wearable display – giving home seekers the first look at new homes that come on the market near them. Users can easily swipe through photos and key home details about a property, and with one touch, they are able to save the property for later access from their desktop, tablet or smartphone, or contact an agent to schedule a viewing.
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.
SOURCE: Trulia, Inc.
Edited by Gordana Davila