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eBay Introduces Touch ID And Android Wear Support

eBay has introduced a number of new mobile app features, including Touch ID Authentication for iOS and Android Wear support.

The new features are designed to make it a more simple process for users to access eBay.

In addition to Touch ID Authentication, via which users will be able to authenticate their login via their fingerprint, eBay has introduced One Time Password, which provides users the option of signing in with a single code that they receive via text – once the code is used, the user stays signed in.

“One Time Password and Touch ID Authentication eliminates the need to remember your password when you want access to the eBay marketplace,” Dave Comer, eBay senior director, identity and member communication product management, commented.

“We all use so many applications that require passwords and login information that it is impossible for users to remember them all. We want to eliminate the friction entirely.”

Meanwhile, eBay is introducing its first app supporting Android Wear, stating that users will now see more detail directly in notifications appearing on Wear devices, providing users more context before they look at their phone, such as the item’s title, price, end time, image and more.

Users can now read the content of member-to-member messages, replying directly from their watch, eBay states, with users able to reply by voice or choose from several quick replies.


“With our last update, we embraced Android’s material design standards, making our app more natural for Android devices,” Nate Carrier, eBay senior product manager, commented.

“By introducing support for Android Wear, eBay is building on its commitment to the Android ecosystem and enabling a more seamless shopping experience across all types of devices.”

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