Trulia releases rentals app for iPad

Company's iOS rental apps get pricing heat map

Trulia has released a consumer-facing rentals iPad app to join the Android phone, tablet and iPhone versions already available, the San Francisco-based firm announced today.

The new app, which focuses solely on rentals, features a rental price heat map that allows users across the U.S. to view prices on a block-by-block basis. That feature was already available on the firm’s Android rental apps. Now the iPhone and iPad versions have it, too.

Screen shot of rental price heat map in Trulia's just-released consumer rental iPad app.
Screen shot of rental price heat map in Trulia's just-released consumer rental iPad app.

Trulia, which started carrying rental listings on its site in 2010, aggregates rental listing prices from hundreds of rental listings providers to make the rental price heat map, said Sol Garger, senior product manager of Trulia’s rentals division.

The price heat map feature joins the firm’s crime heat map and the new earthquake and flood susceptibility heat maps, introduced last month, available to consumers looking for information about a specific neighborhood or region.

Last month, realtor.com released a suite of iOS and Android rental apps.

Landlords, too, are seeing new tools crop up. Last week saw the launch of Cozy, a property management tool for small-scale landlords. Other sites, like Zumper, Pendo Rent and Lovely, are building momentum in the space.


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