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
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
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
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