Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Craigslist | iPhone Style

Who doesn't love Craigslist

I can't tell you how many fabulous finds I've gotten via this wonderful online network. A great wool rug, an adorable bistro table, a solid wood 'teachers' desk, not to mention my first job out of college. So, as you can see, I have more than enough reasons to be passionate about it. I was approached by PheedYou, Inc. to help them with some graphics and icons for the iPhone application they were developing: Craigsearch. Which, as you may guess, was all about Craigslist! I quickly said, "I'm in!" And we started working. Meanwhile, I actually got an iPhone (thanks to my sneaky husband) which significantly helped in my 'research' (wink, wink). 

Craigsearch has been a huge hit. Go figure. Craigslist + iPhone = A dream come true.

Here are the stats:
+ Over 100,000 downloads in 3 months
+ Average of 5,000 users daily
+ Approximately 20,000 hard core users who use the app on a regular basis
+ Average daily per user session time of 17 minutes
+ Second most popular Craigslist application in the App Store rankings
(Stats courtesy of Chad Marcus of PheedYou, Inc.)

Here are the reviews:
+ "Works like a dream" - LA Mac Guy
+ "Must have" - Lerwin
+ "Exactly what I've been looking for!" - bryanb1
+ "Simple, responsive, has all the features I need with none of the frills." - Johnny_mo
(Reviews courtesy of iTunes, App Store)

And the cherry on top: it's free.

Photo courtesy of pheedyou.com

+ Search Alert: You can type in your parameters and it will tell you as soon as someone has posted something fitting them. Now that's a dream come true.


  1. super cool! you're getting the hang of it!

  2. I use this app all the time, very cool to see you made the icon!