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Trulia Real Estate HD to launch – sexy Kindle Fire app on the way

Trulia Real Estate HD

Real estate search company Trulia has announced that in response to the launch of the Amazon Kindle (which we dubbed a legitimate iPad competitor that costs only $199), they are launching an app specific to the Kindle Fire called “Trulia Real Estate HD.” Trulia tells AGBeat that “This app was built from scratch by our talented mobile development team in less than 3 weeks, and since GPS and location-based services (maps) aren’t part of the Kindle Fire upon launch, we had to build this particular app in a new way.” Consumers don’t want to wait for map services to be available, so Trulia says they won’t either.

The app will be available tomorrow for all users and will be live in the app store any minute (keep refreshing the page), and the app will “leverage Kindle Fire’s vibrant color touchscreen and extra-wide viewing angle to give users an exceptional real estate search experience.”

The app emphasizes list view, photo search and full screen slideshows to take advantage of Kindle Fire’s wide screen. “We threw a lot of resources behind this development because we think Kindle Fire will be the next big thing in the tablet world (and the initial sales figures prove it). Mobile is Trulia’s biggest growth initiative, and currently more than 25% of Trulia’s weekend traffic comes from mobile and continues to grow at a rapid pace. We anticipate that Amazon’s platform will continue to fuel that growth.”

Trulia Real Estate HD App Features

According to Trulia, these are the app’s top features:

  • Search Filter: Personalize your search from step one by setting filters and search parameters, guaranteeing that you only sort through properties that fit your needs.
  • Full-Screen Slideshows: Unique to the Kindle Fire, use photo gallery search to view big, beautiful property slideshows on the tablet’s entire screen.
  • Save Your Searches: Save your favorite properties and searches to your MyTrulia account, synced to www.trulia.com and across all of your Trulia devices automatically.
  • More Information Instantly: Contact the listing agent to get more details or schedule a showing; Share good finds with friends and family.

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. garylittlerlp

    November 14, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Trulia is really missing the boat here by not providing an interactive map for Fire. If instead of creating an app they instead created an intelligent web page they could easily provide a map-based interface built on top of Google Maps.

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