When it comes to online classifieds, Craigslist ranks there with the best. The website has a huge following and using it costs virtually nothing. Being so popular, one would expect the website to have its own app which people can use to access it through their mobile devices. However, this wasn’t the case until recently. This doesn’t mean that they have launched an official app for their service but there is an unofficial, yet completely legal, Craigslist app you can download and use on your smartphone or tablet.
In fact, there isn’t one but several apps through which you can use Craigslist on your phones but none of them was sanctioned or licensed by the brand itself. Hence, using it means accessing the website illegally. That scenario has changed with a new app designed for the website by Mokriya. Mokriya is known for developing the products created by other companies so it is a bit surprising that they came up with an app for Craigslist.
Titled aptly, the Mokriya Craigslist app is available for download through both the App Store and the Play Store. The company has made sure that the app reaches a wide audience by making it compatible with iOS and Android. This means that people using iPhones, iPads or any Android devices would be able to download and launch the application. The initial reviews are glowing and praise the company for bringing the Craigslist experience to mobile devices.
The best thing about Mokriya Craigslist is that it has obtained an official license from the website itself. That means that Craigslist endorses the app and given its permission for the people to download and use it. This was something lacking in the other apps developed for Craigslist in the past. This also goes to show the quality of the app if the company itself was convinced about its usability. In other words, there is nothing illegal about downloading or using Mokriya Craigslist.
And the company has not compromised on any aspect of app designing. This is clearly visible when you fire up the app. The design is great and ideal for any regular Craigslist user. The app itself looks quite modern and you can almost feel as if it has been designed recently. Only a few apps are able to bring across that kind of experience as some of them are based on outdated website designs and don’t employ the best practices.
You can easily search for anything you want to find out about on the website. The results can be filtered the same way you would if you were accessing the website on a computer or laptop. Also, you can change the settings, for instance deciding which regional version of Craigslist you want to use. The scrolling feed you get to see on the app makes the website appear quite similar to Pinterest. There are two versions of the app, a free one and a 99-cent one. Each offers different features and options.
It is unlikely that Craigslist founder Craig Newark would commission an app for his website any time in the near future. Well, he doesn’t need to anymore.
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