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Craigslist, the company that has given a new definition to the classified advertisements economy in America, has launched its own official mobile applications.
Founded back in 1995 by Craig Newmark, Craigslist offers the facility to post an ad in different sections like jobs, items wanted, gigs, housing, items wanted, for sale, resumes, and discussion forums. It serves users in 700+ cities in around 70 countries, and that too in different languages including Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, and German.
But, what’s more interesting is that this company has been operating for the past 24 years via a website. Though it was linked with various third party applications – giving an impression that it understands the importance of mobile apps for business – it is now that it has taken a step towards making its official presence on mobile.
It’s now that this bastion of classified ads has launched its own official iOS mobile app and a beta version of its Android app.
Their official iOS application, just like their website, is simple, straightforward, and effective. It is easy to load and work with, has only text and clean interfaces, and various other characteristics that comes under the title of mobile app UI design tips and trends to follow.
The Craigslist iOS app offers the option to post and edit your classified ads. It also gives an opportunity to browse all the listings even without having an official account. Something that comes under the category of tips to redefine your mobile app retention strategy.
What’s more, the application has gone live on App Store yesterday only. And by today, it has climbed to the 14th position in the shopping category of App Store. It has also received 4.6 out of 5 ratings and 63 reviews, which shows that target user base are appreciating the company’s initiative.
The Craigslist official apps is expected to become a second preference by users, with website still leading the show. However, it might be possible to turn the table, if the Cragislist team, in the coming days, update their application while focusing on the upcoming mobile app development trends.