Performant Design announced today the general availability of iGarageSale for Android smartphones. iGarageSale for Android provides the same great functionality offered by its popular iPhone app – allowing users to locate garage sales on a map near your current location.
iGarageSale for iPhone has been featured three times by Apple in iTunes – in the New and Noteworthy section, in the Best New Home apps featured category, and in the Free Apps to Try Before You Buy featured category. iGarageSale was also nominated in two categories in the Best App Ever awards.
iGarageSale pinpoints garage sales on a Google Maps interface and provides directions to each sale. iGarageSale provides browse, search, and favorites modes to scan near-by sales, search for specific items, and mark the favorite sales found for quick recollection. Favorites can be shared with others by e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter. A demo video of iGarageSale is available for viewing.
Performant Design announced today the general availability of iGarageSale 2.0, its popular iPhone app for locating garage sales on a map near your current location. iGarageSale 2.0 adds native support for the iPad and improved usability when viewing garage sale information.
In addition, the company announced that iGarageSale Lite, previously a paid app, is now available for free. Aaron Kardell, founder of Performant Design, said “we are pleased to make iGarageSale Lite a free download so that more people can use our apps to find garage sales in this busy season.”
iGarageSale has been featured twice by Apple in iTunes in the New and Noteworthy section and in the Best New Home apps featured category. iGarageSale was also nominated in two categories in the 2009 Best App Ever awards.
iGarageSale pinpoints garage sales on a Google Maps interface and provides directions to each sale. iGarageSale provides browse, search, and favorites modes to scan near-by sales, search for specific items, and mark the favorite sales found for quick recollection. Favorites can be shared with others by e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.
iGarageSale Lite is a free download on the App Store and iGarageSale Pro is currently available for $1.99.
There are only ten nominees per category in the Best App Ever Awards which are presented by 148apps.com.
We want to say a sincere “Thank you!” to all who voted to nominate.
Voting is now open until January 31st for all nominees. We’d be honored if you’d take a moment to vote in both categories below:
Thanks and Happy New Year!
iGarageSale is the easiest way to navigate garage sales – especially during prime garage sale-ing season (April – September).
The Best App Ever awards is soliciting nominations across 55 categories. We ask that you nominate iGarageSale in the Best Use of Location Services and Best Outdoor Use App categories. Doing so only takes a couple of clicks.
Thanks to Dan Grigsby and Mobile Orchard for the informative post on Fighting Back Against The App Store’s Negative Rating Bias. The following serves as proof both that the technique discussed on the Mobile Orchard site works, and that people consistently agree that iGarageSale saves time, makes great use of the device’s GPS and maps capabilities, and serves as a great outdoor activity and excuse to get out of the house.
iGarageSale is featured in the New and Noteworthy section on the front page of iTunes this week!
Read more about what happened behind the scenes on the Performant Design blog: Tell iPhone Devs – Pick Up the Phone!
We just released iGarageSale Lite for iPhone and iPod Touch to help introduce more people to iGarageSale.
iGarageSale shows all of the garage sales and yard sales that are taking place near you on a map. When you find a sale you like, you can get directions directly to it.
iGarageSale Pro provides additional functionality not found in iGarageSale Lite: 1) Save time by searching sales for specific items, 2) Mark your favorite sales to quickly return to them later, and 3) Share your favorite sales (including a map) by e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.
For a limited time, iGarageSale Lite is $.99 FREE, and iGarageSale Pro is only $2.99 $1.99.
We have heard from individuals in various countries who wished to purchase iGarageSale, but were unable to do so. At the moment, iGarageSale is only available for purchase in the US. However, we want to expand internationally. Before we do, though, we want to make sure our international customers will have a favorable experience with the app.
To do so, we are asking for your help. In your country, do you typically have “garage sales”, or do you have something different like “car boot sales” (common in the UK)? Where is the best place online to find “garage sale” classifieds?
If you can point us in the right direction on the above questions, please either Contact Us or reply to this post. Thanks in advance for your help!
We have received a number of questions wondering why iGarageSale has a 17+ mature content rating. The short answer if that iGarageSale provides access to garage sale postings from sites such as craigslist, and we have no control over the content on craigslist. Therefore, Apple requires a 17+ rating, and anyone who downloads our app will first be presented with this dialog:
In addition, our product description ends with the following information in the rating section:
The long answer is a bit more detailed…
iGarageSale was submitted to the app store for review by Apple last night. 148apps.com is reporting an average of 3.5 days for review of all apps submitted, so we are hoping that iGarageSale will be released some time next week. Check back on this website over the next week to see more screenshots and videos of the app in action.