eBay is an online auction and shopping app that helps users bid, buy, or sell items, which brings the best of its popular website to its mobile app.
Shop til you drop
If you're an avid eBay user, this is a must have app. You can access all of your eBay information including watch lists, purchase history, sales pages, and can manage your eBay or just browse and buy items from the site.
eBay provides real time counters so you can place your bid right at the end of an auction. If you've bid on an item or have an item in your watch list that is about to expire, you will get push notifications warning you that the auction is about to end. This is extremely handy for those who can't access a computer to place a bid.
Other useful features that are displayed prominently on the home screen include My Feed, which allows you to discover new items based on categories you've expressed an interest in. There is also a section for deals, a seasonal shop (Christmas, for example) and the ability to follow searches and sellers. This all gives eBay a very social feel to it.
The most important information at your fingertips
eBay has a slick, clean and very visual user interface, which makes browsing for items super quick and easy.The graphics are crisp and clear, which allows you to easily see what you are bidding for. Selling is also really simple. You can either pick categories and enter details or scan a bar code.
When you open an item to bid on it, the listing page looks very attractive and colorful, and it really makes the most of the images. In addition, the price and shipping details are displayed in a large font right underneath with big blue buttons that allow you to watch or buy the item. As you scroll down the page, all the necessary information has been broken down into digestible categories meaning you can easily read it.
The way the menus are organized means any information you need is at your fingertips. Displaying 'My eBay', 'Categories' and 'Sell an Item' in big blocks at the top with pictures of your most recently viewed items underneath helps you quickly access the most important options.
eBay's Android user experience is on par with the web, possibly even better due to how it breaks down the information and the way the buttons are displayed to allow you to always be no more than one click away from what you want to do.
Built with users in mind
This app makes it extremely easy to browse and manage your eBay activity. It has an attractive and intuitive layout, is very easy to use while being a highly-visual app. Overall, eBay offers a great mobile experience, whether you are buying, selling or merely browsing.