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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2729 - January 31, 2012 - ISSN 1539-5065    4 of 4

eBay Motors Adds New Features to iPhone Mobile App

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
January 31, 2012




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eBay Motors added new features to the eBay Motors iPhone app, including the ability to take a picture of a vehicle to instantly search for it on eBay, and exclusive, streaming live content.

The new Vehicle Finder search feature allows users to take a picture of a car and find it on eBay, with no typing required.k And with the eBay Motors iPhone app's new streaming feature, car enthusiasts can watch live broadcasts exclusive to eBay Motors from auto events and races directly from their iPhone or iPod Touch.

In addition to the visual search and live streaming, new features for the eBay Motors iPhone app include the ability to receive notifications when outbid, when watched items are ending, and to receive updates on the current Best Offers. eBay also added stock images of vehicles for users of the iPhone app's "Garage" feature, and allows users to share information about parts and vehicles they are buying or selling with followers on Twitter (currently for iOS 5 only).

eBay said shoppers buy 127,000 parts and 2,800 cars each week worldwide through eBay mobile applications. The eBay Motors iPhone app is available for immediate download on iTunes.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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