BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, today announced the official launch of the Invaluable app for iPad, now available for download in the iTunes App Store. Invaluable currently receives more than 27 percent of all site traffic from mobile devices, with nearly 50 percent of all mobile traffic coming from the Apple iPad. The new app provides a powerful, seamless mobile experience, allowing consumers to browse and participate in auctions around the world from the convenience of their iPad device.
The Invaluable app for iPad, which runs on the iOS 8.0 or higher platform, features exclusive “swipe to bid” technology, providing users an easy, reliable way to bid in real-time during live auction sales. The swipe feature protects against bids being placed in error, as it requires a swiping motion, rather than a simple tap, to place a bid. The app also allows users to participate in a live auction within the app while simultaneously browsing other auctions, providing a streamlined experience for users.
“It’s paramount that Invaluable’s mobile technology offerings align with the busy lifestyles of our users. The introduction of the Invaluable app for iPad reflects our commitment to deliver engaged buyers to our auction house partners, while providing our users with the convenience and flexibility to participate in live auctions anywhere, at any time,” said Invaluable CEO Rob Weisberg. “The development of a powerful mobile experience is incredibly important as we work toward our goal of rapidly scaling the live auction industry.”
In addition to real-time bidding, the Invaluable app for iPad also allows users to browse hundreds of auctions to find rare, one-of-a-kind items being offered for sale and register for the auctions that interest them the most. Users can utilize the app to create a new account, leave absentee bids on auction lots in advance of the live auction taking place, and manage their auction registrations, absentee bids and watched lots.
“As both a collector and antiques dealer, I’m always looking for American classical furniture and related decorative arts being sold at auctions around the country. I’ve been participating in live online auctions through Invaluable for years, but always needed to ensure I had a computer available in order to bid,” said Blaine McBurney, owner of Blaine Murrell McBurney Antiques. “As I travel often, I’m thrilled that the Invaluable iPad app will make it easier for me to bid live in auctions from my iPad device, no matter where I may be.”
To learn more and to download the Invaluable iPad app, visit www.invaluable.com/ipad.
Invaluable, the leading online live auction marketplace, features a live online bidding platform that allows collectors and dealers to bid in real-time in auctions held around the world. As the leading developer of SaaS and e-commerce applications for the auction industry, Invaluable provides auction houses with e-commerce and marketing solutions, as well as auction management software. Invaluable’s best-in-class historical price database includes more than 58 million complete auction results, totaling more than $204 billion in value. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Boston, Invaluable also has an office in the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.Invaluable.com or follow us on Twitter: @InvaluableLive.