Trulia HQ has been the host to many tech events here in the Bay Area, welcoming an array of organizations into our office space. Data visualization, tech leadership, UXD, and data mining groups have all spent an evening or two with us. Our unique rooftop event space (aka the “Trulia Penthouse”) is the perfect backdrop, offering beautiful views of the city. Trulia is proud to support the tech community in San Francisco and foster a great environment for idea exchange and learning. Our employees are encouraged to attend these evening events and mingle with fellow SF Techies. One of our last featured events was Pamela Fox’s Story, where Pamela joined us to discuss her experience as a Front End Engineer and her involvement in Girl Develop It. We also hosted speaker Scott Murray, author of Interactive Data Visualization for the Web, and Chris Viau, the force behind @d3visualization, during the Bay Area d3 User Group event. Trulia is closely linked to many groups in the Meetup.com world and we always seem to have an event just around the corner, check it out…
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When we first implemented map markers on our Android apps we were just using an image to highlight each location. Over time we wanted to add the specific price as well. As I started working on an implementation of that feature I was hard pressed to find any articles or examples of what we wanted to accomplish. So I had to start from scratch and figure out a method by myself. The initial implementation is currently in use on our Trulia Rentals android app. However, there are some deficiencies with that version and some of the code is sub-optimal. In this post I will detail the new method I am working on (which will be ported into all of our android apps).0 comments
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.0 comments
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.0 comments
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.0 comments