Krrb: Local, Local and Then Local Again


Price: Free
Krrb: Written and Video iPhone App Review

Krrb for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Over the years, we have used just about every popular selling service to get rid of used electronics, old furniture and a wealth of other items we simply didn’t have space for anymore. Out of all of these, we’ve found ourselves wishing and hoping for something just a tad bit more local, and infinitely more simple. Thankfully, we may have finally found our final solution within Krrb by Area 17. The app provides us with an immediate and gratifying way to both sell and buy locally—even hyper locally—directly from our iPhone: And without the messy complications of third party money handling or shipping. For our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break!

Concept and Functionality

In a lot of ways, Krrb is much more a Craig’s List than it is an eBay. This is because of the app’s core concept, which aims to keep everything you buy and sell within your geographical location—sometimes amazingly close. Let us explain.

The app allows you to throw up anything and everything you’d like to sell, keeping it within the Krrb universe. These items are sorted by geo-tagging, specifically based around your current location. Want to know what’s being sold within 3 kilometers of you? Not a problem! Want to know who’s got what and for how much just down the street? Not a problem, either! All in all, the app makes it incredibly effortless to both buy and post. Send someone a message when you like what they’ve got, and then maybe even walk down the road to get it. Post something yourself using the in-app camera, and you’re done! We never thought Craig’s List could be simpler, but apparently it just can.

Design and Interface

Krrb for iPhone

Krrb for iPhone

Krrb recently underwent a significant design overhaul, and we have to admit, we like the end results one hell of a lot. The interface is now sleek, streamlined and easier on the eyes than ever. We love the color scheme, as well as the stylized tabbed navigational controls along the bottom of the app. Furthermore, the in-app posting and messaging process could not be easier to control and use. Overall, Krrb is winning some serious points in the land of UX design, even in our peculiarly selective book.

Overall Value

We’re going to summarize the value of Krrb with a single question: What in the heck have you got to lose? The app is completely free to download, free to use, and effortless to take part in. With all of that in mind, you’ve got absolutely no reason not to give it a go. At the best, you’ll sell some of your junk. At the worst, it remains in the garage a while longer.

KrrbKrrb requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review, as well as a video production fee.

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