eBay is one of the most popular sites for e-commerce. It lets users buy all sorts of things from other buyers or businesses as well as selling their stuff in an online auction or instant buying scheme. Ever since the first smartphones were created, this site has had a huge presence as a mobile app, making its users to check some aspects of their accounts, buying or selling their items in an easy way. Now, the app is getting updated to the version 4.0 with a new interface to make this experience a little more pleasant, simpler and more personal.
This new interface had already been put to test as a beta program last month. It unifies the interface for Android and iOS devices, so the experience in these two platforms will be nearly identical. The feedback they got from the program was very positive, so they are now releasing the update to a wider audience. Users seem to like the new look and apparently responding to messages in real-time is now easier. The update is being pushed today from the Google Play Store, so those interested can manually search for the update or let it get automatically updated if that setting is enabled.
There are now 3 tabs, Activity, Shop, and Sell, which are scrollable horizontally. The Activity tab is where users can see their stats, items or sellers that interest them and their own sales. The Shop tab is now more intuitive and will help them discover new sellers or browse personalized collections as well as alerting them about special events, all based on their interests. The interface is now based on graphics, so pictures of the items will be up front. For those who sell on a regular basis, the Sell tab includes a dashboard which shows their items in a more glanceable way, making it easier to keep a track on them. For the more inexperienced sellers, a picture of an item will help them get it listed faster and the app will also provide some information and tips to ensure their success even helping them to find the best buyer.