The U.S. real estate market is seeing a bit of a rebound right now and, with it, real estate-related online services like Zillow, Redfin and Trulia and newcomers like Houzz are also getting back in the groove of launching regular updates. Trulia today launched its redesigned iPad app, which now features new listing pages with large photos, a new navigation menu and an improved map view. The Trulia redesign comes a week after Zillow launched its revamped iPhone app.
Previously, Trulia’s property pages looked a bit cluttered compared to some of the competing services, but in this redesign, they are being overhauled. Images are now significantly larger, and the sidebar now features a map view, as well as pricing history and additional information, without trying to cramp all of the details about the home into it.
The sidebar now also features a bit more local info, including the median home price in the neighborhood and school ratings. Trulia previously only showed this information in its property results map. Users can also use the usual iOS gestures to zoom in and out of the new images.
The rest of the app now follows the same design style as the property pages, including the new navigation menu, which has also been streamlined and simplified compared to the previous version.
Just like before, though, the app still puts a map at the center of the search experience. In this new version, however, the company has added colored markers to make it easier to see which houses you’ve already looked at and which ones have just come on the market.
Trulia has been slowly ramping up its development over the last few months, recently launching its Trulia Suggests feature, which learns from your browsing habits on the site and provides users with personalized recommendations. As we reported last month, Trulia also recently completed a $150 million in follow-on funding to strengthen its cash reserves and for potential acquisitions and mergers.