In September of 2015, eBay launched a redesigned app for Android, and for the most part, it seems to be fairing pretty well with Android users. However, more can always be done, so eBay is releasing yet another big update for Android, as well as iOS, bringing more of a native feel for the application. According to eBay, the update is soaked in Material Design, offering changes to navigation, utility, and design.
As stated by eBay, this update will, “restore some of the favorite features from previous apps, as requested by users over the past months.”
Listed on the changelog, the biggest changes will be optimization across different devices for the same eBay experience regardless of whether you are on a tablet or smartphone, a better managing of items you are selling, and a beefed up personalization effort.
- Navigation: With this update, users will be able to easily navigate throughout the app with the simplified horizontal navigation bar on iOS and navigation drawer on Android.
- Users will see more of their recent Search history.
- Utility Optimization across mobile and tablet screens for a seamless experience across devices.
- Selling remains a one-stop-shop destination. We will continue to innovate in this area, improving how users can start new listings, complete drafts, and easily manage all their selling activity on active, sold and unsold items.
- Related Items leverage eBay’s structured data, allowing users to discover similar items closely related to what they’re currently viewing.
- Personalization draws on data and insights to continue to enhance the user experience; users will see relevant and tailored items, specifically based on their shopping behavior.
- Design and Speed: A faster experience making it easier for users to find what you want. With the move to Material Design, Android users can look forward to a more intuitive experience.
This update is rolling out now to Google Play for Android, as well as the Apps Store for iOS devices.