iPad/iPhone App

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It’s been almost three years since we posted the first version of “Yard Sale Mapper” iPhone app on the app store. Since then there have been a few features added, but this spring we have given the app a complete overhaul and added lots of handy features!

Users can now flag sales of interest, perform text searches, change the search radius, and browse sales in list format (as well as by map location as before). In addition, this app now also runs on iPad, giving you an enhanced experience. This app is available now free on the app store. Check it out and let me know what you think!

28 Responses

  1. John

    Is there any chance you will release a paid non ad supported version of this app? It will be great to have more space to view the maps on the iPad. Also when I add a favorite sale is there a way to view these in a list? I would love to have this feature if not in addition to a paid non ad supported version.



  2. admin

    John, yes this is probably going to happen in the next month or two. Thanks for your feedback.

  3. Leslie

    Hi, I am having a lot of trouble with updating the yardsale mapper website with postings that I made on Craigslist. I was very specific when I posted on Craigslist, making sure that the address was accurate, however, I didn’t put the province. When I tried to edit the map with “other sales” that were found, it wouldn’t update anything. Am I doing something wrong? Our community wide garage sale is this Saturday May 12th, and there are over 30 listings that should be showing up on the site! I’ve been advertising that Yardsale Mapper for android and iPhone are going to be awesome ways to find all the sales we are having. HELP!

  4. admin

    Thanks Leslie, I have updated the site to fix the problem.

  5. Hal

    Monday is not showing as a day in your pull down. All I see is Wednesday through Sunday. Will you include all the days of the week. Though not so many, People will have a yard sale on a holiday. Thanks.

  6. Star Straf

    I second having a pay version you can add sales to, without ads. Also have this page listed in the app somewhere – I had to go back to app store to find out that I could add sales at this site.
    other things to add – List of just ‘favorites’ way to put a sale on your ‘ban’ list (there is a guy that holds them all the time that just has trash)

  7. admin

    I have just finished changes to show and reorder favorites while drawing a numbered route on the map. Next I will add a way to add sales to the map directly in the app. These changes should be available in 2 or 3 weeks. I will look into the paid version sans ads. I hadn’t considered a ban list… I’ll have to think on that some. Great feedback!

  8. Will Gibson

    I LOVE this app (and the website, although I discovered the app first)… BUT, on my iphone it doesn’t draw routes between favorites or between anything for that matter. Is it now supposed to, or am I doing something wrong?

  9. admin

    I have a big app update waiting for Apple approval that will let you create a numbered route with lines connecting, among other updates. The current app will only draw connecting route lines if you send a route to your app from the website.

  10. Tami

    Can’t figure out how to change the date on the new set up. I can only see sales on Saturday

  11. admin

    The search options can be found by tapping the bottom right corner of the map, like the page curl in the apple nap app.

  12. Anonymous

    Why is the iPad app rated 17+? If it’s a mistake, can you change it? We have security settings on our Internet (for our kids) that won’t let me use your great app!

  13. admin

    Four years ago when I first posted the app, Apple required all apps that show craigslist content to be 17+ since there could be no guarantee that the content shown was appropriate. Since then I have seen recent apps that have gotten away with a lower rating and I will attempt to downgrade the rating for the next update.

  14. Julia

    Hi, when I try to enter an address from a newspaper, it tells me that an error occurred and that I have to check my entry and Internet connection. Does not let me enter any of my addresses. Very frustrating, please help.
    Thank you,

  15. admin

    Hi Julia, I can’t be sure without understanding your exact situation, but my guess is that you live a city over from where the sales are so my auto-populated city field is wrong for you. Please verify that the complete address is accurate. I’ll put it on my list to improve this feature later this year.

  16. Ina

    How do I change the location of where I want to search?!!!!!!

  17. admin

    Hit the page curl at the bottom right corner of the map to get to the options. Putting the options here has confused more than one user so I am in the process of putting together a better menu.

  18. Mike

    How about adding Kijjiji (or local newspapers) as one of the sites the app can search? Very few if any garage sales on craig’s list in Nova Scotia

  19. Brittany

    The new update 6.0 for iOS is crashing on me. It will not open. Please fix!

  20. admin

    Brittany – if I can track this problem down I will get a fix out ASAP. Please try uninstalling and reinstalling the app to clear out any saved data. Please let me know if this fixes the issue.

  21. Adam

    If it wasn’t broke, why fix it? Running on iPhone 5 and new iPad; it’s full of bugs. The screen flickers, the GPS can’t locate me, the sales aren’t found but on competitor apps they’re listed, expanding the search radius doesn’t resize the screen. Help!

  22. Shannon

    Will there ever be a way to optimize your entire route? Also will we ever be able to synch via iCloud? Thank you so much for all of your work on this WONDERFUL app!! I LOVE it!! 🙂

  23. admin

    Yes and yes! I am planning on rolling out these changes by early next year for both iOS and Android. Thanks for the feedback!

  24. Shannon

    YAAAYYY!!! 🙂 Thank you SO much!! I look so forward to the entire route optimization!! Can’t wait!! 🙂 Thank you again for this fabulous app and all of the work you have done/are doing!! 🙂

  25. Juli

    I have enjoyed using this app for the last couple of months but I’m slowly getting frustrated with it in not updating if I change settings. Example if I’m looking for sales within a 20 mile radius but then change it to 30…it doesn’t always refresh. Also, on the weekend, it never seems to capture Sunday garage sales until late Saturday night?? Can this be fixed soon? Thanks!!

  26. admin

    You have prompted me to take another look at the way I do something and I found an inefficiency. When you change radius the app requests new sale info from the server, but on Saturday morning the server is usually pretty busy because everyone is logged on at the same time. I just made a change to really speed things up on the server. Let me know if you still have problems after this weekend.

  27. Juli

    Thanks for the changes, however while the app worked REALLY WELL for Saturday, it’s still giving me nothing for Sunday sales right now, and it’s 4:30 pm here on the West Coast.