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Daily iPhone App: Mokriya Craigslist browses Craigslist beautifully for free

There are quite a few ways to look at the popular classifieds site Craigslist on the iPhone already, including a fairly workable mobile web version. But Mokriya is a developer that's put a lot of really great looking and popular apps together already, and so when they turn their design insight to Craigslist, it's worth taking notice. As you can see above, the Mokriya Craigslist app is simple, but gorgeous, offering a lot of smart functionality, and a great way to browse through the listings.

When you first open the app, it'll ask you for just a location and category, and from there takes you right to a listings-browsing view, where you can see big color pictures lined up with all of the other ads on the site. By pulling a little symbol wheel at the bottom, you can browse in a few different ways, including large or small pictures and a map view, and tapping on any of the entries takes you to a full-screen version, where you can call directly or send an email to the original poster

It's not complicated, but it is very handy. My only complaint is that the app seems to run a little slow -- obviously it depends on your bandwidth, but even selecting the entries opens them up in a smooth zoom that seems like it should be a bit faster. The app doesn't offer any extra features in terms of filtering listings (that I could see), but a US$0.99 in-app purchase does allow you to set up alerts, save / view favorites and even post to Craigslist directly from the app. If you do a lot of Craigslist browsing (especially in a big city, going through the "free" section is always fun), the Mokriya app seems like a great way to do it.

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