Craigslist, the granddaddy of classifieds sites, has finally gone mobile, launching a mobile app on the Apple App Store, as 9to5Mac
noted on Wednesday.
The Craigslist app had already garnered 79 ratings by Wednesday afternoon. We cherry-picked some excerpts of reviews that sellers may find helpful:
"Very slick interface. Searching is fast and flexible and it's very easy to post an ad with your phone camera. One thing that took me awhile to notice: you can favorite and hide posts by sliding left. It's very handy but easy not to notice. Also there is a very cool calendar picker when you search for garage sales. I like that a lot."
"The app speeds up flipping through old furniture and cryptic help wanted ads much more efficient and so far I prefer it to using my browser."
"I have been waiting for a Craigslist app for a very long time! This genuinely makes me happy."
"There is a very cool calendar picker when you search for garage sales. I like that a lot."
One user begged for larger thumbnails, and while many of the reviews were positive, one called it too little, too late, pointing to the lack of identity verification, escrow, for example.
GeekWire also wrote about the new app
, writing, "Craigslist will have its work cut out for it to catch up to OfferUp's app performance, which has been downloaded more than 80 million times, according to a figure cited by GeekWire last month."
Facebook is becoming a major threat to classifieds sites. Craigslist also competes with shopping apps such as Mercari and Poshmark, which allow buyers and sellers to go beyond their local areas and also offer more ecommerce features.
If you try out the Craigslist app (available on the App Store
), please let us know what you think!