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Official Bidorbuy Marketplace app now available for Windows Phone

Bidorbuy is the marketplace in Africa to go to if you wish to either buy or sell items and an official app has just been launched on Windows Phone. It's possible to browse, search, bid, buy and manage Bidorbuy activity through the Windows Phone app, making the experience seamless and convenient when on the move. The app supports South African and Kenyan marketplaces.

Numerous features are sported by the app, including the ability to browse through products by category, search using keywords, deploy filters and save searches for future use. Windows Phone developer Matt "Roguecode" Cavanagh, who used to write for Mobile Nations, aided Bidorbuy with its app development, integrating the experience into the Windows Phone design and making it well worth checking out.

Bidorbuy

Here are some other features highlighted on the Store listing:

  • Receive email notifications for matches to your saved searches
  • Bid or buy products across thousands of categories
  • Respond to classifieds
  • View our latest promotions such as Deal of the Week, Crazy Wednesday and Snap Friday
  • View full item details including shipping and payment options
  • Make payments using: bobPay-EFT, Cash Deposits, bobPay-Credit Card, MPESA (Kenya only) and bobBucks.
  • Add items to your watchlist and shopping cart
  • Keep track of your bidorbuy activity
  • Setup and receive bidorbuy SMS outbid notifications
  • Ask questions and view answers from sellers
  • Review seller ratings and leave your own feedback
  • Share listings Socially via email, Facebook and Twitter
  • Switch between South African and Kenya bidorbuy marketplaces (separate accounts are required for each marketplace)

If you find yourself logging onto the Bidorbuy website and own a Windows Phone, the official app is a must-have. Download it, give it a try and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

QR: Bidorbuy

Rich Edmonds
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33 Comments
  • Magic carpet anyone? Fine, I know some girls who would settle for those Technicolor pumps.
  • Sweet. I've been waiting for this one. Good to see more apps coming through to WP
  • Thanks for the article! You guys can checkout the app in action here: http://blog.roguecode.co.za/bidorbuy-app-windows-phone :-)
  • Please update the mybb app to support in app comments. Pretty plz
  • I'd like it to be an official app ideally, and then could commit more time to doing things like that, and fleshing it out more. So if you're like to see that, give them a shout and let them know :)
  • Will do. :)
  • Thank you so much for showing WP here in South Africa some love!!! Sometimes it feels like SA is a taboo country when it comes to Microsoft and WP and thank you WPC for continuing your coverage and articles of SA apps and news!! You guys rock! Keep up the awesomeness :)
  • Microsoft support Windows phone well in SA.
    All the Bing apps have local content.
    I can't see what else you want them to do.
  • How about bing rewards and Cortana...
  • The design of this app is very impressive.
  • Very creative design
  • Nice.
  • Too expensive.
    So many better alternatives.
    Kalahari.com or even Amazon international.
  • Kalahari doesn't have a WP app though. They as well as Takealot.
  • True but having a phone app isn't an advantage.
    I still use a browser for online shopping.
  • "Bid or buy, bid or buy, bid or buy, bid or buy." I remember those ads, and they were so annoying.
  • I loved this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvVL4cMKKv8
  • I'm so sorry @RogueCode that reply was meant for the following post, not yours! You are definitely the opposite of all that LOL :)
  • Haha, no problem, I assumed so ;)
  • Dude don't you have to flash a rom or install cyanogen or some shit...? WTF are you doing on a Windows Phone comment section if WP is so lame? I think that by definition makes you a bitch...
  • Chilax dude!
  • Yea... Sorry... Lost my shit like the England goalkeeper there for a sec ... :)
  • I feel so bad for Windows phone guys. They don't have subway surfer for low end mobile phone. On the other hand Android and Apple customers are done playing with subway surfer. When I see a guy with Windows phone I feel like I am watching myself in the past. It's like years back I used to use those apps which windows guys are using now.
  • I feel sad for you. On the other hand everyone else isn't trolling. When I see someone like you bitching about a game I see all of those Android and iOS kids bitching about pointless shit as well.
  • When I look at you, I too remember the past; before my six figure income that is...
  • Subway surfer is available for low end now. Feel sad for your ignorance
  • Finally!! Been so waiting for this app. Thank you
  • Good to see more apps of course. But Windows Phone still never gets mentioned alongside iOS and Android on adverts and websites, even if they've got an app! It's madness. Everywhere I look, Windows is totally overlooked.
  • WP is gaining ground and this is pleasing to see! :)
  • I remember the Huawei w1 being launched at affordable price especially for Africa. Don't know where that went
  • I've been waiting for this app since forever.
  • The app takes a bit of time retrieving date and eNCA up showing the internet connection error occasionally when I first stuff.
  • Lol you're everywhere dude. Let me try the app. It's @iampleasure from Twitter...