Montreal-based Tongo has released a mobile app called Classifieds by Tongo.
The premise is of this free, Canadian-made iOS app is beautifully simple: search all your favourite online classifieds services at once. You can search, for example, Kijiji and Craigslist at the same time, while still being able to filter searches by area, category, and price.
"Tongo's amazing filter system provides a simpler and more intuitive way to find what you’re looking for," the company explains. "Once your search is done, you don’t need to do it over and over again. From now on, Tongo will simply tell you about new ads matching your search. New results will come directly to you. With Tongo in their pocket, users now have the opportunity to be the first to find the greatest treasures from many classifieds services."
Not only can users search Tongo for classifieds ads, but they can post them from within the app too.
"Tongo's goal is to provide a 21st century classifieds service that focuses on mobility and design," the startup continues. "We want to disrupt the local classifieds as we think the actual market somehow got stuck in it's simple transition from paper to numeric."
The app is free to download. And if all you do is search, it remains completely free. Posting your own ads is free too, but extras like pushing them to the top of results and placing them in the featured zone are in-app purchases that range from $1 to $4. Classifieds by Tongo currently optimized only for the iPhone, although running it on the iPad isn't too bad of an experience.