eBay Intros App for Windows Phone 7

Posted by at 5:15 am on October 17, 2010

eBay has announced the availability of its first application for Windows Phone 7. eBay’s app for Windows Phone 7 aims to build on the momentum of eBay’s global reach in mobile commerce through its portfolio of mobile applications.

The eBay app for Windows Phone 7 delivers a seamless and personal shopping experience, allowing users to quickly search, bid, buy and check their eBay buying and selling activity wherever they go. The app leverages Microsoft’s panoramic user interface so that shoppers can seamlessly slide through their eBay activity. It also takes advantage of Windows Phone 7’s push notification technology so that users receive real-time alerts on great deals and best offer activity -“ all without leaving their home screen.

“eBay and Microsoft share a common goal of keeping consumers connected. When Microsoft approached us about Windows Phone 7, we welcomed the opportunity to reach more eBay users and to create a unique, engaging mobile shopping experience on Microsoft’s platform,” said Steve Yankovich, eBay’s vice president of mobile and platform business solutions. “We built this app from the ground up to take full advantage of Microsoft’s operating system. Users can slide through all their eBay activity and receive real-time notifications on best offer and bidding activity, and items ending soonest.”

The app integrates Microsoft’s latest mobile technology that allows users to stay up-to-date on all their eBay activity:

  • Scroll through the panoramic user interface to quickly engage in Daily Deals, popular searches, my eBay activity -“ bids, items won, selling or watching, messages -“ and reminders
  • Personalize the shopping experience with saved searches, user-controlled push notifications, sharing favorite items with friends and unique background themes
  • Use “Best Offer,” eBay’s fastest growing way to buy, where users negotiate the price of a particular item, with real-time notifications when an offer is received and finalized
  • Quickly pay for items with PayPal in just a few clicks

Availability

The eBay app will be available for free download to Microsoft Windows Phone 7 users across the globe. The ability to shop eBay’s 200+ million listings will be available in eight countries: Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and United States.

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