Digital commerce giant eBay announced this morning the international releases of its eBay Selling application and its eBay for iPad application. The free Selling application is now available in Germany and the UK, and the eBay for iPad application is now translated into French, Italian, German and Spanish and currently available through Apple’s 77 iTunes App Stores.
The company says that 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.
Sellers in the UK and Germany can now sell items on their local eBay marketplaces with the iPhone app, which already integrates with the RedLaser barcode-scanning technology eBay acquired a couple of weeks ago. According to the second release, the technology is also coming to Android soon.
The eBay for iPad application, currently the number one free shopping iPad app, allows shoppers to browse the 200+ million listings on eBay from the nifty tablet computer. You can see a demo video of the iPad app below.
The news of the international releases of the applications for Apple and Android devices comes right off the heels of the release of the eBay Application for BlackBerry smartphones in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.
Clearly, eBay is looking to capitalize on the fast-growing trend of selling and buying goods via mobile phones – m-commerce is taking off around the world and the company evidently wants in sooner rather than later.
In 2009, eBay says it generated over $600 million in GMV through its mobile platforms. The company expects to generate over $1.5 billion in mobile GMV in 2010, and claims over half of its mobile GMV comes from international purchases.