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AuctionMate Pro for eBay arrives in the HP TouchPad App Catalog

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Thu, 07 Jul 2011 3:14 am EDT

If you have been looking for an app on your webOS device that gets you connected directly to eBay, AuctionMate (Free) and AuctionMate Pro ($2.99) for the HP TouchPad in the app catalog (with a smartphone version coming soon). The app not only allows you to quickly search for and manage products on eBay that you want to watch for, but also takes advantage of the notifications system to alert you about changes to products that you have bid on (like if you've been out-bid) and allows you to manage your direct communications with other vendors/shoppers on the mega-auction website.

We've been using the app for a short bit of time already, and it looks very well done and complete with just a few things left to be desired. But we'll give you the full review in the next several days. Click through the break below to read the full press-release and see some more screenshots of the application in action, and then head to the app catalog to buy it for yourself. At $2.99, it looks like it'll serve a huge purpose for the small price. By the way, for those of you that had purchased the app once in the past, this new app will actually act as an update for you, as the developers want to keep things simply and put both versions for the TouchPad and smartphones in just one install.

PRESS RELEASE: Preciouscoders releases AuctionMate for eBay on the HP TouchPad

July 1st, 2011 – Preciouscoders announces the release of AuctionMate for eBay on the HP TouchPad, HP’s first webOS tablet. The most successful app for eBay on the webOS platform, AuctionMate for eBay will be available in the HP webOS App Catalog on July 1st 2011, the official launch day of the TouchPad.

AuctionMate for eBay brings the auction and shopping experience to the big screen of the TouchPad: With AuctionMate for eBay, TouchPad users get instant access to items on their My eBay pages, can search for items and add them to watch lists. Users can also directly place a bid for an item or buy the item using the Buy it now feature. AuctionMate for eBay is available for free in the webOS App Catalog.

AuctionMate Pro for eBay takes greater advantage of the unique capabilities of webOS, adding additional features over the free version. With support for webOS notifications, users get notified about important events regarding their accounts (for example, if an auction is ending soon or if they have been outbid on an item) without being totally disrupted. TouchPad users can also read their eBay messages directly within the app. AuctionMate Pro for eBay is available for purchase in the webOS App Catalog.

The TouchPad version of AuctionMate for eBay is completely built on Enyo, the new development framework which HP introduces with webOS 3.0. “We are absolutely happy about HP’s commitment towards the webOS platform. The new Enyo framework is really powerful and makes it easy to develop for webOS,“ says Stefan Henze, co-founder and director of Preciouscoders. “We are really proud to be part of the webOS community,” he adds.

“AuctionMate for eBay is a great addition to TouchPad and an excellent example of how developers can tap into the features of webOS to make a better app,” said Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP. “We offer unique integration opportunities, including access to core functions like Synergy, next-level multitasking, Just Type and Touchstone Exhibition."

About HP TouchPad

HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to keep people better connected.(1) With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a next-level multitasking experience, integrated access to their information with HP Synergy, the ability to find information on the device or the web using the Just Type feature, and unobtrusive notifications.(2) TouchPad is a productivity powerhouse that also offers access to the cloud and entertainment, including movies, TV shows, games, photos, books, magazines and premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio™ technology.(3)

More information about HP TouchPad is available at

About Preciouscoders 

Founded in 2010, Preciouscoders is developing high quality software with the focus on the HP webOS platform. Preciouscoders has several high-rated apps in the HP App Catalog like AuctionMate for eBay, AuctionMate Pro for eBay, Bahnfahren, translator and LEO dictionary. More information about Preciouscoders is available at