Are you tired of the dogma that Craigslist has on online classifieds? Sick of the always increasing fees charges by eBay, or their ever-changing rules? Just want an online classified that you can easily use from your iPhone or iPod Touch? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, or you just want to try a new online marketplace, then Thirsty Pocket is the application you need.
Thirsty Pocket is just like eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist, but much easier and much better to use. The application connects you to a simple online marketplace, where you can sell, browse, and/or buy many different items. A simple quick search gathered over 1,000 items near me ranging from a '69 Aston Martin (I wish I had that sort of money) to a scientific calculator. The market is open, more user-friendly, and a lot less draconian than most online markets. This is a huge plus.
The way that Thirsty Pocket works is quite simple. Take a picture with your iPhone camera, upload it to the server, enter some information (price, e-mail for contact, small description), and then sell it. Boom, done. Some buyer will come strolling past (in an online fashion, of course) and look at your item. Heck, he might even buy it. When that happens, the money moves hands, and everything is done. Both you and the buyer leave as happy people.
One of the nice feature in Thirsty Pocket is the simplicity and ease of use. Literally, I can get a posting up and start selling in about two minutes (they advertise one minute, but I have yet to be able to do that). Furthermore, I never need to hook up to a computer or use my digital camera. This simplicity is a huge jump from other online sites, where you need a computer and it takes much longer to get everything set up. Not only does this serve to help distance Thirsty Pocket from the crowd, but it also makes sure that we can all use it on the run, which is what most sellers on iPhones want to do.