In the wake of the negative publicity surrounding Craigslist’s crackdown on companies scraping their data, Tradyo has launched what they think today's online classifieds should look like.
Their new site focuses on serving you the most relevant items for sale by other people in your area. By using your location, Tradyo tells you exactly how far certain products are from you, and provides a simple and real-time chat within the site and application that allows you to close the deal in minutes, using your phone or your computer. They also allow users to set up alerts for wanted items, and notify you via push notification or email as soon as there is a match on their system.
Tradyo, who released an iPhone app late last summer, claims that their new site will take the pain typically experienced when using classified platforms out of the equation.
Traction to date has been primarlly in the Toronto market but according to their press release late last week their goal is to be the Stumbleupon for tangible things in your immediate area, across all of Canada.
Toronto-based Tradyo was the winner of The Next 36 entrepreneurial initiative last summer and has been operating for just over a year.
Two of Tradyo's co-founders, Eran Henig and Gideon Hayden, were in Vancouver for the GROW Conference last year and Michelle Sklar got the chance to chat with them.