NEW YORK – Smart-phone auction bidding is no longer a function confined exclusively to the iPhone and Blackberry. LiveAuctioneers.com, the Manhattan-based company that provides real-time Internet bidding capability to more than 900 auction houses worldwide, has released a custom-designed live-bidding app for use with Google’s revolutionary Android platform. The app, which is available free of charge, was created by LiveAuctioneers App Technologies to enable users to bid in auctions through mobile devices other than Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry.
“Last year LiveAuctioneers developed apps specifically for use with the iPhone and BlackBerry, but that still left out millions of people who use other brands of mobile phones and hand-held devices. Google’s open-source Android platform has made it possible for our technology to interface with many popular brands of mobile phones,” said LiveAuctioneers CEO Julian R. Ellison.
Billed as “the first free, open-source, fully customizable mobile platform,” Android is available on phones by such makers as Motorola, Samsung, Panasonic and Dell, using major network providers including Sprint, T-Mobile and Vodaphone. Motorola’s “Droid” phone was developed specifically with Android apps in mind and is available through Verizon.
Using the LiveAuctioneers Android app, bidders can view auction catalogs, leave absentee bids or bid in real time in any LiveAuctioneers-supported auction as it is taking place.
“The LiveAuctioneers Android app features virtually all of the same functionality as our iPhone app but has its own distinct look,” said Ellison. “Now if you’re away from your computer and want to bid in a LiveAuctioneers-supported sale, you don’t have to have an iPhone in order to do it. The Android app is a welcome addition to our ever-increasing roster of custom-designed apps.”
To download the free LiveAuctioneers Android app, click on the market logo on the Android platform of any compatible mobile phone or device and run a keyword search for “LiveAuctioneers” or download directly here.
Visit LiveAuctioneers online at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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Founded in November 2002, Manhattan-based LiveAuctioneers.com provides real-time Internet bidding capability to 906 auction houses in a dozen countries. LiveAuctioneers.com has opened up once-exclusive sales to the cyber community worldwide through online publication of auction catalogs, and universally accessible Internet live bidding. For further information, log on to www.liveauctioneers.com.
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