Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
eBay’s San Dimas project has finally moved to public beta. The application, developed using Adobe’s AIR runtime, provides the ability to manage your eBay experience via a well-designed desktop interface:
The product has also graduated to public beta, thanks in no small part to the enthusiasm and support of all of you. Whether or not you installed San Dimas, you can now download eBay Desktop, for free, from http://desktop.ebay.com
eBay Desktop works with eBay US, and in the coming weeks and months we will be extending support to other countries. You can continue to use San Dimas to shop on any eBay site in the meantime. The response to San Dimas worldwide was incredible, and we are committed to bringing this desktop eBay experience to everyone.
The application team made substantial changes for this release to ensure a more personalized feel. Changes included:
- Revamping the home screen to dedicate more area to highlighting your eBay activity — your watch list, bidding list, recent items, recent categories, and favorite searches.
- A new browse feature
- Favorite search feeds allow you to automatically pull down items that match a favorite search
- Ability to run in the background even when the application itself is closed, so that you can get reminders or outbid alerts at any time.
- Performance improvements
- Numerous bug fixes
eBay Desktop is a free download and all you need to use it is a valid eBay account. You can download eBay Desktop from http://desktop.ebay.com
Posted by Rey Bango at 10:05 am