ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WorthPoint Corporation launched its new iPhone and iPad application today, giving collecting enthusiasts anywhere, anytime access to the ultimate online resource for art, antiques and collectibles. Now they can access WorthPoint® from the palms of their hands to obtain sales records and reference information on virtually any collectible item, as well as locate the nearest shopping venue.
The new iPhone and iPad app is perfect for people who frequent antique shops, flea markets and estate sales because it provides on-the-go pricing data from WorthPoint’s Worthopedia® on items they might buy or sell. Worthopedia is the world’s largest online price guide with more than 100 million sales records from leading auction houses, virtual marketplaces and eBay. Soon, people will be able to post digital photos of their items and request valuations from WorthPoint’s subject-matter experts – Worthologists – through the Ask a Worthologist® service.
The iPhone/iPad app is free and available for download at the Apple® iTunes Store®. Individuals who are not already using WorthPoint services can sign up for a free trial subscription to make full use of the app. Consistent with WorthPoint’s international commitment, the app is equipped to provide price points from the United Kingdom as well as the United States and accommodates subscription purchases in U.S. dollars, pound sterling and euros.
The iPhone/iPad app is the first in a series of new offerings that provides access to WorthPoint from a user’s platform of choice. WorthPoint will leverage the unique functionality of each new access channel to add value for users, such as the iPhone/iPad’s GPS capability to locate shopping destinations for those seeking specific types of items.
“More and more people are using mobile devices for just about everything these days, from banking to making restaurant reservations, so the need for a mobile WorthPoint application in this space was clear,” said WorthPoint CEO Will Seippel. “The collector community is always on the go, and people must have the ability to retrieve collectible information when, where and how they need it. Having ready access to sales records, reference data and expert appraisers can make a world of difference to anyone who is buying or selling, from hobbyists to professional collectors. This app is the first step in our effort to make WorthPoint available through multiple access points so everyone in the collecting community can use whatever method they prefer, whether it’s a mobile device, auction platform or social network.”
Walt Kolenda, licensed auctioneer, antiques appraiser and otherwise known as AuctionWally online, beta tested WorthPoint’s iPhone/iPad app. “If you tried to carry around a hard copy price guide for every type of antique and collectible out there, you’d need a trailer to carry them,” he said. “This app puts millions of prices in the palm of your hand. No one can know everything in this business, but now there’s no excuse for not knowing where to find it.”
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint is an international, online information and media company that has quickly become the world’s largest resource for researching art, antiques and collectibles. It helps people accurately value, preserve, buy and/or sell items. The company’s core feature is a vast database of sales records aggregated from eBay, virtual marketplaces and leading auction houses. This repository is called Worthopedia and now exceeds 100 million items. The company has offices in Atlanta, Ga.; Dublin, Ohio; and Dublin, Ireland.
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