Official Windows 8 Metro app for eBay released

We have been trying to keep up with the latest Windows 8 app releases as they show up in the Windows Store feature. Recently, we noted that a number of new apps had been made available to download, including apps for the Syfy cable TV network and WWE.

Today, eBay has launched its free Metro app for users of the Windows 8 Release Preview. The app's official description states:

Never miss a deal with the eBay app for Windows 8 with instant alerts when outbid or auctions are ending. You can customize even more alerts so you stay on top of your shopping. The eBay app lets you search, increase existing bids & watch items from the world's largest marketplace! This app integrates eBay Search, My eBay at-a-glance, Daily Deals and more to help you manage all your shopping activity.

All of the apps released publicly for Windows 8 Metro are free and don't contain support for in-app purchases. That will change once Windows 8 is officially launched on October 26th. On that date, the store will have paid apps ready for download that will range from between $1.49 to $999.99.

Source: eBay Windows 8 app page | Image via eBay

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McKay said,

Yes, an OS that's faster, lighter and 90% is the same as Windows 7 is a Joke.

sure the performance is better but it's the interface is why i think people are complaining as it's to much of a change from what we have known for ages.

The King of GnG said,
As much as I'm an eBay-addict, I won't touch this useless.... "thing" even if Microsoft paid me. Windows 8 = the joke-OS....
I'm not sure why people hate windows 8. The only thing that really change was the start menu. I know people been saying that the start button is gone, but that's not really true. Putting your mouse in the general area where the start button once was will still bring up the Start Screen. People are just overeating to one minor change. You still got all your apps in one place, you still got your desktop, and you still got windows.

The King of GnG said,
As much as I'm an eBay-addict, I won't touch this useless.... "thing" even if Microsoft paid me. Windows 8 = the joke-OS....

The joke OS that does everything Win7 can do and more; and faster. I'm laughing so hard. Ha ha ha. /s

RP took a year old, bogged down Win7 laptop and turned it into our portable machine of choice. No, it isn't touch enabled. Funny how we get by just fine. FUD, nothing else to see here.

Daniel_Pooh said,
Maybe if the STORE had a SEARCH function I could find it...

It does, you use the universal search, which is the charms bar > search charm > enter your search term.

Possession said,

It does, you use the universal search, which is the charms bar > search charm > enter your search term.

Thanks didn't think of that.

Daniel_Pooh said,

Thanks didn't think of that.


Yeah, it happened to me too *shame* ... then when I realized that I could do that I was like . It's a new thing, everything searchable. PS: Win+Q helps a lot here

Daniel_Pooh said,
Maybe if the STORE had a SEARCH function I could find it...

Your comment made me lolz a lot and proves that most people hate Windows 8 simply because they don't know how it works

PmRd said,

Your comment made me lolz a lot and proves that most people hate Windows 8 simply because they don't know how it works


Agreed. Once you realize that Search, Share, Devices and Settings are context (app) sensitive all apps suddenly become more powerful.

People should try to learn how it works before saying it can't do something, the way apps works and interact on Windows 8 is pretty awesome and totally unique. As Greenix pointed out, the charm buttons all work for the current app and do a great job at unifying the experience.

Some people here think "normal" people will be confused with the desktop switching and all but I'm sure most of them won't be using the desktop once the app store has more stuff.

Most developers are on-board with Windows 8, a lot of them are waiting for RTM (that's coming really soon) to publish their app because they want to sell it, that's when you'll start seeing top-quality stuff.

And for people complaining about the quality of the currently available apps, don't forget that most of them are preview builds and will be constantly updated, that's the way software works and with Windows 8 that will be smooth as butter.

Edited by PmRd, Jul 25 2012, 10:19pm :

PmRd said,

Your comment made me lolz a lot and proves that most people hate Windows 8 simply because they don't know how it works

+1, you took the words right out of my mouth.

No one wants to learn how it works. They want it to just work. What a sad lot. We're headed for dark times if people expect everything to 'just work'. Take a half hour and learn the new system and then, you're set. It is NOT rocket science.

Daniel_Pooh said,
Maybe if the STORE had a SEARCH function I could find it...

You can press WinKey + W to get to the search function and then choose Store.

A very nice looking app, especially for a version 1.0. Even if you never want to use Metro, the push notifications are something that mobile apps have always had over a desktop OS, so that will be a welcome addition!

myxomatosis said,
Ok so... what does it bring that the website can't do?
Probably just faster than a web browser, saves login credentials and such? Not sure. Gonna check it out.

myxomatosis said,
Ok so... what does it bring that the website can't do?

They use the W8 notification system to inform you of updates, the interface is cleaner and uses infinite scrolling so you don't have to constantly go to the next page. They should have done a live tile though, which they didn't.

I do like a good Metro app, unfortunately this isn;t one!

To much wasted space and to much jumping to the site to complete actions. Rush job just to get something out there.

After buying it, I can confirm it's useless. Even the iOS app can do better. I mean you can't even view full product details or buy within the app. A smartphone app can do better than a desktop app (in terms). If all apps stay like this by October 26th, it'll be a poor launch.

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