Zaarly turns Craigslist on its head

Zaarly is essentially a reverse Craigslist app that lets you post requests for goods or services to nearby users in hopes of getting one (or more) of them to oblige.

Zaarly is essentially a reverse Craigslist app that lets you post requests for goods or services to nearby users in hopes of getting one (or more) of them to oblige.

Here's how it works. Log into Zaarly, post something you want, how much you're willing to pay for it, and when you need it by. Then, nearby users will respond if they've got the goods or they're willing to provide the services. Whether you're looking for furniture, someone to pull weeds in your backyard, or a pick-up truck to borrow for the evening, Zaarly seems like an appropriate place to post your request.

If you don't already have an account, you can sign up directly from the app. Then, once you're logged in, you can either Post a request or Browse requests in your immediate area. While browsing you can sort by distance, time, or price, or you can switch to a map view that plots Zaarly users' requests on a Google Map centered on your current GPS coordinates.

Overall, we love the idea of Zaarly. It's a great way of connecting motivated buyers to willing providers. The app was easy to use and it performed smoothly. Also, we loved that it concealed our phone number and kept things anonymous. It would've been nice to see more Zaarly posts in the feed, but considering the service is relatively new, we'll obviously let that slide. Otherwise, as long as Zaarly keeps growing, we'll consider the Android app and the service itself a winner.

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