eBay App Updates with Major Upgrades in Windows Store

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The eBay App has updated in the Store with the following:

Release notes
We have been listening to excellent suggestions about usability, and have made many changes to enhance the experience as a result.  This update includes several changes improving the ease of use, as well as design of the app.  We will be adding more live tiles and seller functionality for creating listings in the near future, and continuing to add features based on the feedback we receive. Please provide feedback or bug reports via the app’s Settings -> Rate and Review.
- New features: my eBay messages, my eBay purchase history, ask seller a question, view seller’s other items, save a seller
- Pin to start and live tile features: pin my eBay lists and eBay items to your start menu, receive live tile updates to the application tile, pinned lists and pinned items
- Enhancements: better scrolling, more search features and filters, bug fixes
We are working hard to provide more features in each of our releases! Please provide feedback via the app’s Settings -> Rate and Review.

Source: Windows Store

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The Much Awaited Amazon App is now in the Store!

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At last! The Amazon App is now in the Windows Store! Wow, the really took their time coming. EBay and Newegg have been rocking the Store since Jove knows when, now Amazon joins the hustle. As you can see the App already garnered 98 ratings at almost 4 Stars. I wonder who are those people who rated it, as those are not the public, the App is just out! Probably those are Microsoft internal users and testers who were testing for Microsoft and Amazon as they need to get this right the first time.

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I have just installed the App, I just simply said Wow! when I first opened it. It is beautiful, it is comprehensive, to use my favorite term, it comes with kitchen and sink. Yes, it is worth the wait.

Once you login, the App lights up with your history and purchases, there are recommendations for you based on your search and buy pattern, they have columns for everything that might interest you. Can’t place screenshots here else you’ll be privy to my weird collections of Barbie pops Smile. But seriously, you’ll have to see this App for yourselves. Here is how Amazon (or is it MS, wink wink, nudge nudge) described it from the Store:

Description
The Amazon app allows you to quickly make purchases, search, compare prices, read reviews, and share products with friends using a simple yet elegant interface. Shop just as you do on the web.
You can access any of Amazon’s sites around the world from a single app by simply selecting your desired Amazon country store or shipping destination. You have full access to your existing cart and wish lists.
Search for products using the Amazon app, and easily add them to your shopping cart to purchase. (Note: the app uses the Amazon search engine, which is a non-Microsoft commerce engine.) All purchases made on Amazon are routed through our secure servers just as they are on the web.

Features
View popular products and recommendations
Quickly search for products
Read product descriptions and reviews
Add any product to your Shopping Cart and/or Wish List
Purchase products
Access any of Amazon’s sites around the world

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I can tell you for fact right now that these screenshots didn’t do justice to the App. You need to download it and login to see the App light-up with your Amazon universe. So what are you waiting for, it doesn’t cost you a dime. So go right ahead and download via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

P.S. You didn’t think for once that the Barbie pop collection joke was true did you? Smile

Official eBay App Arrives for Windows 8!

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Yay! The Wait Is Over! Now we can start shopping on eBay from our Windows 8 devices! The eBay app is beautifully implemented in Metro. All the usual eBay features are now available as tiles, and there in infinite panning of Daily Deals and Searches. You can share your purchases and watch lists with family and friends so people know your wish lists. You can keep an eye on your biddings in the Snapped View while you work on that important Worksheet. The following is eBay Inc.’s description of the App from the Store:

The eBay app lets you search, increase existing bids & watch items from the world's largest marketplace!

Once you've signed in you get an overview of all your watching, buying & selling activities.

Search and filter through products on the world's largest marketplace.

The eBay app lets you search

Description:
The eBay app for Windows 8™ lets you to tap into the world’s largest marketplace anywhere you are. It is a free app built with eBay users in mind that will help you get more out of your buying and selling activity.
Never miss a deal with the eBay app for Windows 8™ with instant alerts when outbid or auctions are ending. You can customize even more alerts so you stay on top of your shopping.
The eBay app lets you search, increase existing bids & watch items from the world’s largest marketplace! This app integrates eBay Search, My eBay at-a-glance, Daily Deals and more to help you manage all your shopping activity.

Features:
Receive notifications about important eBay updates to your buying and selling activities.
Find great eBay deals by pinning the eBay Deals Tile to your Window 8™ Start Screen.
Share your eBay purchases and favourite items with friends and family through the Windows 8™ Share Charm.
Keep an eye on your eBay activity while doing other tasks using the Windows 8™ Snap View.

Now that eBay releases this App for Windows 8 Release Preview, we are assuming the Amazon App will also not take that far to drop (Amazon App is already in the store. Sorry), Let the competition begin!
You can download the app now in the Store via the following link: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/8f1ff8dc-5a36-4b51-9832-85208db8a483