Feb 18 AT 2:49 PM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

NIB, NR: Official eBay Android application

Android fans with eBay accounts have made the unofficial Pkt Auctions eBay their app of choice for buying and selling goods (>250,000 downloads). Now they have another choice as eBay has released their first Android application.

The official app has all the standard features one would expect, but it looks like they have a ways to go before they catch up with Pkt Auctions (which has a year headstart). The early reviews for the official app are mostly positive, except for the Pkt Auctions users which have voted it down.

Are you obsessed with eBay? Let us know which app you think comes out on top.

From eBay: With the eBay application for Android, you can search, buy, pay, and check status of your eBay activity no matter where you are. The app features voice search, buyer and seller alerts, advanced search functionality, leaving feedback, and paying with PayPal. With this app, eBay is open for business, anytime and anywhere.

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  • http://Website lordhong

    why don’t ebay just buy pkt auctions? those guys deserve their pay day. their app is super clean and ads-free

  • http://Website snakeddr

    I’m guessing this is US only? No sign of it in the UK market.

  • http://Website Ryan

    It’s about time. I was confused when I got my Droid and looked for an official eBay app but couldn’t find one. They are part of the Open Handset Alliance. Better late the never and I hope it keeps getting better.

  • http://Website Jason

    Just tried it. It’s very buggy. Ive been very happy with using pkt auctions for months now and wil probably continue.

  • http://gl0rify.com Stefing

    No search match or barcode match in the UK.

  • http://Website demize!

    Seems the pros are ability to leave feedback and view detailed feedback slicker UI.Cons can’t search sellers other items less intuitive can only set alerts to bid items and watched items together,What?.. This is just on limited use so far.

  • http://tinyurl.com/3dg Ido Deisuke

    The tool isn’t thwlere in the market on my G1 CM 6 RC 3 ;-(

  • http://Website Dee Gordon

    The question I have is why it will only accept a GMail email address before downloading the Android ebay app. My eBay account is not linked to a GMail email address, so am I screwed? I have looked around and nowhere does it tell you that you must have a GMail account, but it will simply not accept something else. I wonder if I have to get a GMail account and change my eBay contact information to include the new GMail account. If so, this seems like a lot of unnecessary trouble and what about all my customers that are used to my old email address? Now I have to monitor 2 email accounts? What gives? I just want to demo the app first, but it looks like I have to make all these changes to my eBay account just to test it. Something is wrong here if this is the case.

  • http://yevuanim.com/?prod=897 מרכז היבואנים

    Fantastic issues altogether, you just gained a new reader. What could you recommend about your put up that you made a few days ago? Any positive?

  1. lordhongGuest 5 years ago

    why don’t ebay just buy pkt auctions? those guys deserve their pay day. their app is super clean and ads-free

  2. snakeddrGuest 5 years ago

    I’m guessing this is US only? No sign of it in the UK market.

  3. RyanGuest 5 years ago

    It’s about time. I was confused when I got my Droid and looked for an official eBay app but couldn’t find one. They are part of the Open Handset Alliance. Better late the never and I hope it keeps getting better.

  4. JasonGuest 5 years ago

    Just tried it. It’s very buggy. Ive been very happy with using pkt auctions for months now and wil probably continue.

  5. StefingGuest 5 years ago

    No search match or barcode match in the UK.

  6. demize!Guest 5 years ago

    Seems the pros are ability to leave feedback and view detailed feedback slicker UI.Cons can’t search sellers other items less intuitive can only set alerts to bid items and watched items together,What?.. This is just on limited use so far.

  7. Ido DeisukeGuest 5 years ago

    The tool isn’t thwlere in the market on my G1 CM 6 RC 3 ;-(

  8. Dee GordonGuest 4 years ago

    The question I have is why it will only accept a GMail email address before downloading the Android ebay app. My eBay account is not linked to a GMail email address, so am I screwed? I have looked around and nowhere does it tell you that you must have a GMail account, but it will simply not accept something else. I wonder if I have to get a GMail account and change my eBay contact information to include the new GMail account. If so, this seems like a lot of unnecessary trouble and what about all my customers that are used to my old email address? Now I have to monitor 2 email accounts? What gives? I just want to demo the app first, but it looks like I have to make all these changes to my eBay account just to test it. Something is wrong here if this is the case.

  9. מרכז היבואניםGuest 4 years ago

    Fantastic issues altogether, you just gained a new reader. What could you recommend about your put up that you made a few days ago? Any positive?