SAN JOSE, Calif.--(eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY), a global leader in mobile commerce and the world’s largest online marketplace, made global shopping easier today by internationalizing its popular eBay application for Android, which is now available for free download in the Android Market in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The new, updated international Android application will feature a number of key upgrades to “My eBay,” immediate checkout through PayPal, and voice search capabilities unique to the Android platform.)--
“The popularity of eBay’s mobile shopping applications is quickly spreading across multiple geographies”
“The popularity of eBay’s mobile shopping applications is quickly spreading across multiple geographies,” said Steve Yankovich, vice president of mobile, eBay Inc. “More than half of eBay’s mobile gross merchandise volume comes from outside of the United States. As we seek to reduce friction in commerce, we are taking advantage of the unique features of each mobile platform. In the case of our Android app, we’re leveraging the Android’s voice search capabilities to make searching easier and faster.”
The eBay application for Android includes features such as:
The internationalization of the eBay for Android application builds on eBay Inc.’s momentum in global mobile commerce through continuous innovation. Last week, eBay announced the acquisition of RedLaser and plans to bring its barcode-scanning technology to platforms like Android.
About eBay Inc. Mobile
eBay launched its first application for the iPhone in July 2008 and has since become a leader in mobile commerce. Its core iPhone application, which is available free via iTunes in eight languages and 190 countries, has been downloaded over 10 million times and allows users to fully browse and buy from the 200+ million listings on eBay without leaving the application. The eBay for iPad application is currently the number one free shopping (Lifestyle) iPad app in the iTunes Store (as of July 9, 2010) and delivers a dramatically different, visually compelling shopping experience to browse and purchase the vast selection of products available on eBay. eBay’s suite of mobile apps, including Selling, Classifieds, StubHub and Deals, make selling and buying possible virtually anywhere, anytime. In 2009, eBay’s mobile GMV was over $600 million. eBay expects to generate $1.5 billion in GMV through mobile commerce in 2010.
eBay Inc's PayPal division has been delivering mobile payments since 2005 and has a mobile app for iPhone, Android and RIM smartphones as well as SMS and WAP-based payments solutions. In 2009, $141 million in payments were transacted over PayPal's mobile applications. PayPal launched a new version of its iPhone app in March 2010, which has been downloaded over two million times.
For more information on eBay mobile, visit www.ebay.com/mobile.
Android is trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. iPhone, iTunes and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc.
Forward Looking Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of eBay’s businesses that are based on its current expectations, forecasts and assumptions. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future growth in mobile commerce. Those statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, consumer acceptance and use of eBay’s mobile applications. More information about potential factors which could affect our business and results is included in eBay's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, its Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other periodic filings. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to eBay on the date hereof, and eBay assumes no obligation to update such statements.