Realtor.com has an iPhone version of their site (available at iphone.realtor.com) and now Trulia has joined the party and released an iPhone ready version of their search tools; complete with a tongue-in-cheek video to promote it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZI1UE92eeg[/youtube]

Unlike Realtor.com’s version however, it doesn’t look like Trulia’s site is a custom theme for iPhone’s mobile Safari. (Shameless plug: you can read FOREM in its custom iPhone version by bookmarking this URL in your iPhone.)

And so unfortunately, there does feel like there’s still an awful lot of pinching, zooming and scrolling around needed to see the site properly. It does however feature some pretty slick integration with the iPhone’s Google Maps application – click on the directions link under the map display and it’ll dumps you over to the address in Maps. Nice.

Nevertheless, it’s a incremental step forward towards a truly great mobile real estate search tool and now that Apple has released its SDK for developers (see Apple Releases SDK Kit for iPhone) I’m going to be curious to see if we’ll see any dedicated real estate applications in the near future.

Also, it looks like Trulia has implemented my FOREM Quick Tip – How to Add an iPhone Icon to your Web Site. Excellent. Too bad Realtor.com still has a janky icon when you save it to your Home Screen though.

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