Ebay has announced the availability of it's first Windows Phone 7 application. The Ebay App will allow you to bid, buy and check Ebay buying and selling activity from your Windows Phone 7. The app supports push notification to provide real-time alerts.

Other features include:

  • Scroll through the panorama 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, 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

The Ebay app will be a free application through the Marketplace. It's just one more example on how Windows Phone 7 will keep you in touch. Follow the break for the full press release and another screen shot.

 

 

San Jose, Calif. – October 11, 2010 – eBay, a leader in mobile

commerce and the world’s largest online marketplace, announced today

the availability of its first application for Windows Phone 7, in

conjunction with Microsoft’s international debut of its Windows Phone

7 devices. eBay’s app for Windows Phone 7 builds on the momentum of

eBay’s expanding global reach in mobile commerce through its portfolio

of multi-platform 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 at a glance:

 

· 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

 

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.

 

As the global leader in mobile commerce, eBay recognizes that sellers

and buyers are increasingly turning to mobile devices for their

shopping needs. eBay’s mobile applications are available in more than

190 countries and eight languages. An item on eBay is purchased every

second via mobile devices.

 

About eBay Inc. Mobile

eBay launched its first application for the iPhone® in July 2008 and

has since become a leader in mobile commerce. Its core iPhone

application, which is available free via iTunes® in eight languages

and 190 countries, has been downloaded over 10 million times and

allows users to fully browse and buy from the 200+ million listings on

eBay without leaving the application. The eBay for iPad application is

a top free Lifestyle app for the iPad™ in the iTunes Store and

delivers a dramatically different, visually compelling shopping

experience to browse and purchase the vast selection of products

available on eBay. eBay’s suite of mobile apps, including Selling,

Classifieds, StubHub, and eBay applications for Android™ and

BlackBerry®, make selling and buying possible virtually anywhere,

anytime. In 2009, eBay’s mobile gross merchandise volume (“GMV”) was

over $600 million. eBay expects to generate $1.5 billion in GMV

through mobile commerce in 2010. For more information, visit

www.ebay.com/mobile.

 

eBay Inc.'s PayPal™ division has been delivering mobile payments since

2005 and expects more than five million users to be regularly using

PayPal on mobile devices by the end of 2010, transacting more than

$500 million. PayPal has a mobile app for iPhone, Android and

BlackBerry smartphones as well as SMS and WAP-based payments

solutions. The company also offers developers and merchants the

ability to easily integrate mobile payments into their applications or

online stores via its mobile Payments Library and Mobile Express

Checkout products. For more information, visit www.paypal.com/mobile.

Forward Looking Statement

 

This announcement contains forward-looking statements relating to the

future performance of eBay’s businesses that are based on its current

expectations, forecasts and assumptions. These statements include, but

are not limited to, statements regarding future growth in mobile

commerce. Those statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual

results may differ materially from those discussed. Factors that could

cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited

to, consumer acceptance and use of eBay’s mobile applications.

 

More information about potential factors which could affect our

business and results is included in eBay's Annual Report on Form 10-K

for the year ended December 31, 2009, its Quarterly Reports on Form

10-Q, its Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other periodic filings. All

forward-looking statements are based on information available to eBay

on the date hereof, and eBay assumes no obligation to update such

statements.

 

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