Craigslist has finally received its own mobile app

Polycount

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Now, Craigslist is finally receiving its own dedicated mobile app, which has certainly been a long time coming. Craigslist competitors like OfferUp and LetGo have had their own apps for quite some time now, which offer a faster, more convenient way to list the things you want to sell.

With its new app, Craigslist is entering the modern era without compromising on its core features or design. The app is now available for iOS and Android, and it is just as functional as its desktop counterpart: all the categories and search filtering tools from craigslist.com are here, and the layout is just as simple.

The core differences between the two mostly lie in navigation. The Craigslist app has a convenient set of menu options at the bottom, letting you visit your Account page, offer feedback, browse your favorite listings, or even create your own post at the touch of a button. Further, it's also a bit easier to open up a line of communications with craigslist sellers, thanks to pop-up contact menus.

Other than that, there isn't much else worth saying about the app. It's Craigslist, plain and simple, but in mobile form. As of writing, it has excellent ratings on the iOS App Store, and it's currently the #10 app in the Store's Shopping section. If you don't have an iPhone or iPad, you can opt-in to the Craigslist Android beta right here.

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rrwards

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Horrible ratings on the Android side though. Joined the beta to check it out. For some asinine reason even if you already have a craigslist account, you have to login with a google account.
 

alchemist83

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Horrible ratings on the Android side though. Joined the beta to check it out. For some asinine reason even if you already have a craigslist account, you have to login with a google account.
Cos Google integration to an Android (Google) App is easier than connecting your own (Craigslist) database and systems with users and passwords.
 

rrwards

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Cos Google integration to an Android (Google) App is easier than connecting your own (Craigslist) database and systems with users and passwords.
That doesn't make sense though. How is passing my existing Clist's login information through their app portal more difficult than tying it to a Google account and then logging in through that? There's a ton of first party apps that let you login with your existing accounts without merging them to Google. It wouldn't make any sense for Outlook to require me to tie my Microsoft email to a Google account to login to Outlook.