Smobile for Craigslist – Free iOS App Makes Craigslist Easy, Enjoyable
Palo Alto, California – Smobile Factory today is pleased to announce Smobile Free for Craigslist 2.1, an update to its highly successful Craigslist client that offers superior viewing, searching, filtering, and posting, plus convenient integration with iOS email/SMS/Phone for responding to posters or forwarding info to friends. While the free listing service is ranked eighth among all U.S. sites in daily traffic, Craigslist is not admired for its navigability from mobile devices. Smobile Free, a universal app, is an advanced Craigslist client that automatically reformats the website for unsurpassed usability on all iDevices. Whether browsing, searching, or posting, using Craigslist has never been easier.
The international app supports 22 languages, and it greets the first-time user with a Continent list, including: Africa, Asia/Pacific/Middle East, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Oceania, and the U.S. Touching any selection activates a slide transition to the next sub-level. For example, U.S. – California – San Francisco Bay Area – Santa Cruz. Users can also specify cities by name or zip code. Smobile Free for Craigslist allows users to search multiple cities simultaneously or employ the Neighborhoods feature in Craigslist.
With all locations selected, Craigslisters can enter a search term or touch one of the major categories listed: Community, For Sale, Gigs, Housing, Jobs, Personals, Resumes, and Services. Again, a slide transition opens a sub-level scrolling list. The app conveniently breaks out many listings so there are three choices, e.g., Arts & Crafts, Arts & Crafts – by Dealer, and Arts & Crafts by Owner. Choosing Arts & Crafts by Owner opens a photo gallery listing of items labeled with prices and posting date.
Browsing by pictures rather than descriptions makes the Craigslist experience far more enjoyable and efficient. Touching any picture opens a full scrolling page devoted to the item, including photos, text, and links. Users can touch any link and view the website without leaving the app. Sellers can be contacted by phone or SMS with the touch of a button. Of course, the official Craigslist Posting ID is included at the end of every listing.
Particularly convenient are the Filter and Save Search features. Mobile users can filter results listings by Minimum Price and/or Maximum Price, and they may filter out posts without an image or photo. The first item in the major categories listing is Saved Searches. From here, users can view a text list of all saved searches by category and then select one to return to its posting. Smobile Free for Craigslist also allows users to favorite posts, view original Craigslist website posts, flag posts (miscategorized, prohibited, spam, Best of Craigslist), and view the listed address on a zoomable street map with directions.
The app also includes complete posting capabilities to any category. Allowing multiple photo attachments, safe Craigslist account login, and full descriptions, Smobile Free for Craigslist makes it easy to post while on the go.
* App is officially licensed from Craigslist
* Small binary size, great performance, and very stable
* Simple, clear, and intuitive design
* Support for iPhone 5
* One Universal App supports iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Locate your nearest Craigslist cities according to your GPS or zip code
* Pick location from your recent selected cities
* Easily change font sizes
* Works great with VoiceOver and reads nicely
* Support for multi-location search (search a whole state)
* Time since posted label
* Read/Unread indicator for items
* Detailed Filter function according to categories
* Supports multi-Neighborhood Filter
* Supports Original Web Post and Map View
* Integrated with iOS email/SMS/Phone for responding to posters or forwarding to your friends
* Detect the phone number automatically, and call the number with single click
* Integrated with the iOS Map app to get the directions
* Automatically add posts to which you responded to your favorites
* View the location on the map
* View detail address on the map for posting which has the address
* Pinch and zoom the pictures in the post
* Pull down to refresh
* Click and Hold picture to save picture
* Easily add/remove item to/from your Favorites
* Save your frequent searches and recall them with one tap
* Similar method as Facebook for attaching multiple pictures to your post
* Smart algorithms allow posting items directly from Smobile for Craigslist
* Supports all posting categories
* Craigslist Account Manager (Sign up a new account, Login, Logout, My Posts)
* Post without an account
* Secure password strategy for preventing account hijacking
“We are very proud of the success of Smobile Free for Craigslist, which has been highly recommended by reviewers and reached the Top 50 News Apps in the U.S. App Store,” commented Sam Wang of Smobile Factory. “With this update, the UI and pre-fetching have been improved for smoother operation.”
English, Bokml, Norwegian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 2.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Smobile Free for Craigslist 2.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category.
Based in Palo Alto, California, Smobile Factory makes great apps for iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, and Android Tablet. The company was founded in 2011 by Sam Wang. Smobile has another very succesful app, SNew – Google News Reader. Copyright (C) 2013 Smobile Factory. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
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