Even though Craigslist has been around since 1995, the popular classified advertisements website is only just now getting a mobile app.
Apple’s App Store has been around for 11 years, but the first official Craigslist app just became available for iOS customers on Tuesday, December 3. The app mirrors the website’s simple and minimalistic design, and it has already climbed up to the No. 10 app in the App Store’s “shopping” category.
The app’s description reads almost like an actual Craigslist ad:
craigslist – The original online classifieds. Established 1995.
Find jobs. Hire employees. Post your resume. Offer your skills/services.
Buy & sell cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, trailers, auto parts.
Offer your services, locate contractors, find short term gigs and odd jobs.
Buy & sell furniture, household items, electronics, computers, clothing, bikes, art, any and all kinds of used items.
Activity partners, artists & musicians, pets for rehoming, local events.
Save your favorite postings for later, save searches, set search alerts.
Post, edit, renew your own ads.
The app’s description also says it is meant for people ages 12 and up, which is probably appropriate considering some of the posts people make on the site, especially in the “missed connections” section of the site.
Even so, the Craigslist app has a 4.6-star review out of 79 reviews so far, and since it only debuted on Tuesday, those are good figures. For those trying to find an apartment, a weekend gig, or trying to sell their old coffee table, you can now do it all from the convenience of your phone. Mobile or not, you should still keep in mind that buying anything online from an individual without seeing it does put you at risk of fraud, so be wary of buying from too far afield on the new mobile app.
An Android version of the Craigslist app is currently being tested in beta. Digital Trends reached out to Craigslist to find out when an Android app would become publicly available, and we’ll update this story once we hear back.
And, if you’d rather search all of Craigslist at once, there are tools you can use to search statewide, nationwide, or even worldwide.
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