If you’re buying or selling on eBay, you can now receive gentle alerts on your wrist for your tracked items on the popular e-commerce service.
Thanks to eBay’s freshly updated iPhone application that now includes a WatchKit component, one of the most popular online marketplaces in the world is now available on the leading smartwatch on the market.
The main Apple Watch app gives you access to your Activity, Buying, Selling and Watching section. The Buying and Selling section list all of the items you’ve bid for or listed for sale on the service.
In the Watching section, you can access items being watched.
eBay’s timely alerts about any items that will be shipping soon, including your outbid items and auctions ending soon, are all available under the Activity section.
“Within each of these sections are the key details you would need to know at a glance – like the time left on an auction, the current price, the number of bids, item photos, etc,” TechCrunch notes.
Sellers can even place new bids directly from their wrist, see a chart of their 30-day revenue in their sections and reply to messages received from other users with dictation.
The app’s glance view is available by swiping up from the main watch face. All told, there’re 28 different types of rich notifications supported by the app related to bidding, watching, selling, messaging and more. As if that were;t enough, you can even customize these rich alerts to your liking within eBay for iPhone.
Speaking of which, eBay for iOS has been updated with support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen resolution, regional support for additional payments in Germany and India, as well as a few other nice-to-haves.
eBay 3.6 changelog:
- Stay on top of your eBay activity and bid from your Apple Watch
- iPhone 6/Plus support
- Simplified search by country
- Sellers: donate to your favorite charities when you list an item for sale (USA and UK only)
- 1Password extension
- Bug fixes
eBay had been briefly featured among the list of launch apps for the Apple Watch ahead of its April 2015 release before it got removed from Apple’s website because it wasn’t quite ready for prime time.
The app is a brainchild of eBay’s New Technology Group, which employs over 200 engineers in product development in Portland. Interestingly enough, this group will also be developing solutions for CarPlay and Apple TV, which currently does not support downloadable third-party apps.