Push Notifications Come to eBay iPhone App

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

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    eBay's iPhone app has received an upgrade to version 1.4.0 and now includes push notifications and the ability to pay with PayPal directly from the app. The new push notification feature can let users know when they have been outbid or when the auction of a watched item is about to end.

    The App Store description officially lists the following new features:
    Push notifications became available with the iPhone 3.0 firmware update that was released on June 17th. Since that time, a number of apps have been updated to take advantage of this new feature, including instant messaging apps AIM and Beejive, Zillow Real Estate, and others.

    The eBay app is free and can be found here (link opens iTunes) in the App Store.

    Article Link: Push Notifications Come to eBay iPhone App
  2. iOrlando macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2008
    omg i was waiting for this since 2005. very exciting and happy to hear they made this discovery and added the push.

    i did not see this coming in a million years.
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I took the eBay app off my iPhone b/c I quit using eBay for anything other than checking current sale prices on something that's overpriced and being bid on by the Nigerian scamming class.....:eek::eek::eek:
  4. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    eBay Mobile just became significantly more powerful. It could be a desktop replacement at this point. Way to go!
  5. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    I remember a certain developer keynote where eBay showed the ability to create listings from within the iphone using the camera. What ever happened to this?
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    For every person like you who leaves, there's probably somebody increasing their use as it gets easier and easier to participate from mobile devices.
  7. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 26, 2008
    California, USA
    Now this is awesome. :)

    Remember the days when we used to have garage sales?
    Now I can sell my old stuff using my cell phone...with push notifications! :D
  8. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Just turn off international bidders in your options. Two weeks ago I sold my old iPhone 3g 16gb for $371.88 on eBay. I was more than happy with that amount.
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Remember last year when the eBay app first came out? It was so amateurish, very "my first app" in look and functionality.

    It has grown into a very capable app, and very functional. The aesthetics looks much improved as well. Bravo!
  10. optophobia macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Hudson MA
  11. happydude macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2006
    a gasping dying planet
    hmmm, not a fan of ebay, really. craigslist is more my preference. this obviously has huge potential for ebay customers, though. i would love to see this for craigs list, but doubt that will happen.
  12. Cupra macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2009
    London, UK
    just a warning and i hope its fixed

    i had my reminder time set to 60 mins.. i got a notification and then thought yeah i want it to now remind me again when there is 15 mins so i changed the frequency to 15 mins or what ever, and i DIDNT receive a second notifications and lost out on the bid :(
  13. Max E Verde macrumors regular

    Max E Verde

    Jan 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    No push notification for sellers? I was selling my old MacBook Pro 2 weeks ago and checking the eBay app at least every 5 minutes on my iPhone for bids. I need push notifications for sellers.
  14. cw18 macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2009
    Has anyone got the ebay app working on unlocked/jailbroken phones ? Im on vodafone and it doesn't work whilst on voda network (UK) on WIFI or o2 sim it works fine...
  15. Sense Field macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2007
    I haven't gotten a single push notification since I updated. Doesn't work. Broken.
  16. TINCAN78 macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    Thought it was just me, no push notifications on any items for me so far.....Not sure if its something setting wise or ebay issues..
  17. fishstacks macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2009
    I should have received at least three notices by now, something is clearly borked.
  18. DELLsFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2009
    Sounds like there are some bugs to work out, but the eBay app with push sure promises to be useful for sellers and buyers alike. Looking forward to its maturity.
  19. umbilical macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    FL, USA
    I cant find notifications in the current ebay app, Im in iOS7
    any help!
    I need notifications of my watch list items!!! Im sick to loose items! just because I forget it...

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