Creating buzz in the blogosphere was Crgslst, a more hip, Web 2.0, and definitely AJAXy version of the simple and 1.0 Craigslist. Using RSS feeds from crgslst, the site pulls in search results and provides a friendly and quick interface to making your query.
You can search by search term, category, price, date, and whether or not a result has an image. For example, I searched for “2 bedroom apartment” under All Housing with a price of between $700 to $1500 that has an image. After you make your query, you can select your city from the various that Craigslist supports, and the results are given to you in an instant. The landing page takes you to craigslist.
The service is super innovative, fast, and waiting to happen. Craigslist users, even those who appreciated the uncluttered, un-2.0 interface, will appreciate this. It stays minimalist while make it extremely useful, fast, and intuitive to conduct a query on Craigslist.
I think when all is said and done, this is really the service Craiglist ought to try to be — minimalist while providing a great user experience and taking “instantaneous” to a whole new level.