Developed by Yalwa, a German business directory, Locanto provides local classified sites worldwide allowing users to sell something, find a job or offer an apartment for rent online.
Now available in Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana, Locanto is also available in 50 other countries around the world apart from Europe where it was originally founded in 2006. Later the same year, the site expanded to US and then into all major English-speaking countries. Its now available in over 50 countries around the world.
Why Locanto might be a competition to Junkmail, Gumtree, OLX, TradeStable, Tonaton and others is because Locanto says it’s ads will always be cost and spam free but every other classifieds says so, and after some traction starts to charge commercial users.
The firm says posting on its site is as easy as posting ads to a local newspaper and the ad remains live for 60 days. It’s available as a web platform, an iPhone app and as an Android app on the Google Play Store.