Real Estate by Trulia Online real estate company Trulia (TRLA)went public last fall. Shares are doing well, and Trulia also has a handful of apps available in the Apple app store. Trulia recently updated its Real Estate by Trulia App with a sleek design. It has separate sections for rentals and homes to own. Users can use the location-based app to find listings nearby. Searches can be narrowed down by lot size, year built, and square footage. Or you can use the "open house" tab to find out what's available to view today. Still need help? The app helps you find an agent. Real Estate by Trulia makes looking for a home almost fun...almost. The app comes with a heatmap feature that shows crime-ridden neighborhoods or areas that are prone to floods. The amenities tab shows nearby restaurants. The app syncs with Yelp ( YELP) to show whether it gets 5-star reviews. Users can also find a map of nearby gas stations and grocery stores, all of which makes it easier if you're looking for a place that's convenient for running errands. If you have kids, you can use the map to find local elementary, middle and high schools. This free app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, but requires iOS 5.0 or later. It is also available for Android.