Divar (literally means the wall) is an Iranian startup for all kinds of advertisement and requirements such as services, products and employment. Divar provides a sell/buy service without involving a third party.
First of all, Divar has been developed on Android OS. After getting enough users, they developed the website and iOS application as well. The application is free and has more than 1 million active users on android. The application on iOS has been released lately and they’re working on it to make it better.
Two groups of people use Divar:
- Visitors who are searching for a service
- People who are going to provide a service
The second group is the main customers of Divar. Joining Divar and managing the advertisements is as easy as subscribing to a newsletter. After you submit your email address you will receive a link to your panel.
As Divar provides a service for all kinds of advertisement, there is two main branches. The advertise branch and the location branch.
With the location based filter you can see all the advertisements in a city. Cities shown on the first page, are being chosen by the population of advertisement in that city on Divar. If the numbers has passed the expected level, Divar will put the name of the city in the home page.
The other branch is about the advertisements categories. Except the employment category, all categories are free. Employer must pay for the job advertisement on Divar. If the employer did not delete the advertisement, every employment advertisement will stand on Divar 60 days.
There are specialized features in Divar. You can pay and use the urgent category in Divar. Every payment will put your advertisement in urgent category for 3 days.
So, Divar is an online Newspaper just presenting the requirement part.