Shpock , the local classified mobile app (or flee market in your pocket ) is reporting some decent progress today. Three and a half months after launch, the iOS and Android app has seen 120,000 downloads, and 60,000 items listed in its marketplace; up from 10,000 downloads, and 3,000 items listed last November. That’s probably testament to the simple solution that Shpock provides and the high quality design of the app itself. But with that simplicity comes low barriers to entry — so it’s not surprising that Finderly, the Austrian startup behind the app, is bracing itself for plenty of European competition, with co-founder and CEO Armin Strbac noting that he’s already seen ads on Odesk looking for developers to “copy” Shpock. Hoping to rekindle some of the attraction of eBay and similar classified sites before they got overrun with power sellers, Shpock provides a local marketplace for the second-hand sale of ‘beautiful things’.
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