The popular e-commerce service eBay on Tuesday launched its updated iPad client with a redesigned interface and exclusive deals on Apple accessories.
The 52.2-megabyte download improves your buying and selling functionality with the native tablet interface featuring bigger product images, better item suggestions, tabbed navigation, swiping, smarter search results, a brand new Today homepage and more.
Designed to put your products at the forefront and create an engaging shopping experience for buyers, the refreshed experience is aimed at “giving sellers the best platform to showcase their products and make it effortless for buyers to discover and engage with their inventory,” as per RJ Pittman, chief product officer at eBay.
eBay underscores that more than half of its users, or approximately 59 percent, are multi-screen shoppers.
All told, the app enables simplified navigation and checkout, gesture-based exploration, a refined photography gallery, a more user-friendly My eBay experience (Buying, Selling, Watching, Following), new item detail (View Item) and seller profile pages and fresh collections across popular categories (Motors, Fashion, Electronics and Collectibles).
And here’s what it looks like.
Each day, the Today screen will showcase new and unique collections of items cherry-picked by eBay’s staff. Pulling the page to the right or left reveals other sections such as Daily Deals, your Followed Interests and an all-new category browser.
As for the smarter search, eBay will now “show you what you asked for,” in addition to other items related to your search. In terms of exclusive deals on iPad-centric accessories and other app-enabled Apple accessories, a number of items are available throughout the app at reduced prices.
A few examples include the $69 Monster DNA on-Ear Noise Isolation headphones, $249 Beats By Dre Studio High Definition Noise Cancelling headphones, $139 Apple Airport Extreme router, $8 Lightning cable from Apple and more.
eBay 3.4 changelog:
- New “Today” Home Page — Each day on your Today screen, we’ll showcase new and unique collections of items available on eBay. Hand selected by our staff, there’s always something interesting.
- Swipe to Explore — Read all about it on your “Today” page? Pull the page to the right or left to reveal more experiences within the app including Daily Deals, your Followed Interests and our new, more visual category browser.
- Touch to Browse — Version 3.4 has made it easier to browse to what you’re looking for with beautiful imagery on our categories.
- Smarter Search Results — Ever search on eBay and not get enough of what you were looking for? Now, the app will show you what you asked for, and also other items related to your search.
New iPad features will be added to the app “in the coming months.”
A February 2014 report by Nielsen found that the average U.S. consumer spends 60 hours per week consuming content across all devices.
The universal app requires Requires iOS 7.0 or later.