Buy and sell goods with Gumtree on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

By James Richardson on 11 Mar 2014 05:04 am EDT

Around the world we have different online websites for buying and selling goods. Clearly, eBay is the most well known and global but there are a bunch of regional ones too. Here in the UK Gumtree is huge. Unlike eBay, you just list your goods or search for something to buy, contact the seller and do the deal with no fees incurred. 

Although we don't have a native BlackBerry 10 version of Gumtree the Android one works perfectly well and since OS 10.2.1 was introduced getting it onto your BlackBerry 10 smartphone is a piece of cake. If you've not done this before there will be a link with the full instructions at the base of the article. 

As you can see from the image above - once you find an item you are looking to buy you'll be shown photos at the top, followed by how the seller wishes to be contacted. This could be email, SMS or phone or any combination. You'll also see the price, item location and a description. Anything else you need to know you just ask the seller - simple. 

With the ability to login to your Gumtree account you can manage any items you are selling yourself, all with ease. If you're on the lookout for a bargain and you're in the UK I'd certainly recommend checking out Gumtree prior to committing to eBay. 

More information on how to install Android APK's using Snap on your BlackBerry 10 device

Reader comments

Buy and sell goods with Gumtree on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone


Can't really hear it anymore:

"... but the Android version works perfectly well..."

Any incentive to develop a native app? Even if market share greatly increased? Big question mark.

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

I agree. I don't even use android ports let alone android apps. It's getting a bit annoying hearing about Android apps if I wanted great android app ads I'd go to the Android side of mobil nation. No problem with some great apps being listed occasionally but it's happening all the time atm.

I second that it's really annoying no matter how well it works it will never be the right aspect ratio or have cascades smoothness. I never install
any apks

Posted via CB10

Imho, mobile web version works better than android app. It's just faster

Posted via my Z10 powered with

I don't think we should promote the android ports as in my experience they are less than satisfactory and will leave some users feeling dissatisfied with their BlackBerry device

Posted via CB10

Have to say the majority of android apps only work aswell as they do on lower or mid range devices. Does kinda spoil the native flow of anything Bb!

Posted via CB10

Try the Free Geoyeo b4b native app it searches all of Gumtree, cl, Kijiji, etc, worldwide, and it also supports a dev who took the time to write a native blackberry app.

Classifieds Canada and GeoYeo App all the way!!!

Thanks, if you have any feedback, problems please let me know also feel free to leave comments in the channel C0013D53B

Classifieds Canada and GeoYeo App all the way!!!

Try the Geoyeo blackberry 10 app. It searches Kijiji and others even cross boundary.

Classifieds Canada and GeoYeo App all the way!!!

Gumtree is like the Dutch Marktplaats.

I also bought from Gumtree by personally contacting the seller if he offered shipping to the Netherlands and went ok.
Still it's not as scam "proof" as ebay is, as there’s no reference who you're dealing with, so beware.
At the Dutch Marktplaats we can see how long someone is active, so it gives some sort of comfort, dunno how Gumtree does this.

Also pay with PayPal if possible to get some buyers pritection.

I found the mobile version works really well on my Q10. Not sure you would ever need to download this one!

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Not gonna use any Android apps.

I hate that they don't follow BlackBerry 10 UI and they have no flow!

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I'm sorry I disagree that getting it (and other android apps) is now a "piece of cake". Far from it.

I think for 95% of people who own a smartphone will take one look at those instructions on how to install snap, and think oh sod that, way too complicated.

On what planet is it a piece of cake having to follow instructions to download a new web browser, install an extension for the browser (most people I know don't know what a browser extension is), enable development modes, write down ip addresses, plug phone into computer etc etc.

Until there is an app in BlackBerry World that will either enable you to install android apps, or until snap is available to download in BlackBerry World, or until all android apps are available in BlackBerry World, i wont tell anyone that BlackBerry phones will now run android apps. Because if Mr average man in the street buys a BlackBerry thinking he now has easy access to all android apps, he will be extremely disappointed.

Posted via CB10

Canada and the US call it kijiji. The app is almost identical. Works very well. Craigslist doesn't compare.

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Gumtree, ebay, Kijiji are one in the same, let's all give thanks to the almighty Usa

Classifieds Canada and GeoYeo App all the way!!!