Android users have always struggled to find a a complete and attractive Craigslist application. This is because for some strange reason, the people behind the service have never bothered to create an official application. As a result, third-party developers have taken it upon themselves to provide solutions for mobile users.
No other Craigslist application has caused more excitement among Android users than Mokriya Craigslist. With its complete experience and gorgeous user interface, the application is shaping up to easily overtake any other third-party client currently available.
The biggest aspect holding some other alternative Craigslist applications back was the inability to access the service’s data properly. This resulted in inconsistent search results and listings that were out of date. Mokriya Craigslist actually bypasses this issue because it is officially licensed by Craigslist. This means that the application’s developers have official access to the listing data, resulting in always accurate and up-to-date information being displayed by the app.
The most important aspect of Craigslist is finding goods and services that are close and relevant to you. Mokriya Craigslist makes it incredibly easy as you can simply select the location and category to filter results. Once you’ve done that, you can sort the results by price or date depending on what you are looking for or what your budget is. This ensures that you will always be able to realistically obtain any listing that you come across as the application will do its best to provide you with the options that are near your location and within your price range.
The application also allows you to specify various aspects when you initially search for a listing. For starters, you can decide whether or not the keyword you enter should be found in the entire listing or in the title only. You can also specify the search to only include posts that have images to have a better idea of what is being sold. You can then specify a minimum and maximum price as well as include listings from owners or dealers exclusively.
The default screen and search filter screen
Mokriya Craigslist is advertised as “the best, free, officially licensed Craigslist app.” While this is basically true, if you want to use the app to its full potential, you are going to have to upgrade to the premium version. The unfortunate part is that any feature beyond just browsing listings requires the user to purchase this premium upgrade.
The first premium feature you get is the ability to post new listings, with support for uploading pictures and adding any other type of information you can typically enter on the Craigslist website. This feature is incredibly useful because it allows you to photograph the item and create a listing without needing to use a computer.
The process of posting a new listing
In addition to the ability to create new posts, the premium version lets you set up favorites, making it easy to return to items or services that you particularly like. It also supports alerts notifying you whenever a specific item or keyword shows up in a new listing. Since a major aspect of Craigslist is seeing a post before somebody else does, this option is absolutely essential.
Mokriya’s interface is nearly perfect as it allows you to utilize all of the application’s functionality as effortlessly as possible. When you first launch the app, you will be greeted with a simple bar across the middle of your screen that lets you select a location and category. Once you’ve picked these two filters, you can tap on the search icon to get to the search screen where you type specific keywords and set more detailed filters for your search.
Screens for setting the category and location of listings
Once you get your results, they are displayed with the photos front and center, putting the location and price on the sides of each listing.
The listings can be displayed in three different ways. The default is a simple list view. You can switch to a grid view if you prefer to see more results at once. Even more useful is the map option, which helps you determine easily which items are closest to you.
The three possible ways to view listings: List, Map, Grid (from left to right)
You will find very little menus to navigate as the majority of the interface requires little movement. It is an incredibly simplistic design that offers a unique take on functionality. Regardless of whether or not you prefer a simple interface, all actions are achieved as logically as possible, making your time spent within Mokriya much more enjoyable.
Mokriya Craigslist is highly polished and without a doubt one of the most popular third-party Craigslist clients available. While some users might not like the model of free and premium features, the premium version is very affordable at just $0.99. For that price, you get a highly intuitive user interface alongside all the major features you could need.