Where would the world be without eBay? In this day and age of frugality, it reigns supreme in finding the best deals for our money. Gone are the days where we must be tied to our computers to buy, sell, search or bid for our favorite items.
With a very simple interface to navigate, finding what you want couldn’t be easier. One use of eBay Mobile and you’ll find that eBay Inc has done a terrific job in streamlining their website into a fast and secure mobile application.
Upon download and opening eBay Mobile, you’ll be greeted with the HOME screen highlighting the best Hot List Deals that you may be interested in. The settings can be personalized for viewing and notification alerts. A “Sign In” button is located here for your convenience, but there are multiple options for access to your eBay account. All navigation buttons are found along the bottom and are minimized to four categories.
• My eBay
Once in the Search feature, the inquiry field is at the top while beneath it you will also find a host of (optional) advanced search features. You do not need to have an account or be signed in to search for auctions. For complete use of eBay Mobile you will need to sign up with a user name and password on the main website. Currently, the mobile version does not offer a new account set-up.
The “My eBay” and “Messages” features are accessed with your eBay account information. I really did appreciate that these two aspects were separated. Within “My eBay” you will find what you are watching, buying, and selling. Every detail found in the present auctions and what you have bid or paid for is noted here. For those selling items, you can see what products are active, sold, unsold, and scheduled for sale. The “Messages” feature uses the same format as seen in other email iPhone applications. Once in your inbox, you had the added option for viewing any eBay alerts that you’ve selected.
eBay Mobile has been updated and optimized for iPhone OS 3.0 and you can now even receive push notifications when you’re outbid on an item.
The eBay Mobile application requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.