Bend StreetView on Android to your will

September 26, 2011

With the last major release of our Android app we added in Street View capability on property detail pages. The response we got from users was extremely positive but we couldn’t help but notice a few issues that really degraded a user’s experience.

First, we assumed (incorrectly) that the built in Street View app would be available on all Android phones. And how did that work out? The stack traces in the Market crash reports told the whole story: some people didn’t have the app installed.

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User-centered design at Trulia

August 31, 2011

At Trulia we have a set of values we work by with the acronym “IMPACT“. The “C” stands for Customer-obsessed. As Trulia grows we continue to ramp up our dedication to that particular value. We’ve found that the best way to successfully evolve our offerings is to always keep listening to the folks who use our site and mobile products. This is not a novel idea to be sure, but there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. Here are some ways Trulia stays in tune with our site visitors and customers.

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Trulia Innovation Days

August 24, 2010

July 2011 marked the anniversary of Trulia’s Innovation Days. We are extremely excited about our innovation program and wanted to take this opportunity to share some details and insights into what these Innovation Days entail.

It all started with the recognition that innovation is very important when creating a winning company, and that it can really blossom when actively nurtured and developed. We truly believe innovation is free spirited and should not be bound by strict rules! The program evolved following a simple principle: “Pave sidewalks where people walk”. This statement helps the program to retain its grass roots, unbound and organic characteristics and leverages the power of our teams without over-management.

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