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    Default Job Listing Points Towards eBay Working on Software for the Apple Watch

    If you are an avid eBayer and you plan on buying an Apple Watch, you may potentially never have to worry about being outbid in an auction again. A new job listing posted by the Internet auctioneer suggests advanced development of a bespoke Apple Watch app. If you’re familiar with eBay you already know how important is to keep tabs on live bids if you want to win an auction. The company seems to be working towards a way to streamline the results directly to your wrist.

    The job ad first appeared on eBay’s official careers webpage in November but gained a larger amount of exposure when it was posted to LinkedIn earlier this month. According to the ad, eBay’s Apple Watch app is being developed by the company’s New Technology Group as an augmentation of its flagship iOS app, much like the other first-gen titles announced by Apple. One thing that continues to remain unclear is if eBay for Apple Watch will work untethered, which means without constant connection to an iPhone, or if it will work with the wearable’s WiFi capabilities.

    The ideal candidate for the job will have five years of experience in software design and development coupled with three years of experience developing iOS apps object-oriented design patterns and principles. Having any development experience with Android or Windows 8 is considered a bonus.

    As of right now, along with developing the Apple Watch apps, eBay’s New Technology Group is tasked with creating solutions for CarPlay, Apple TV and other “opportunities within the Apple ecosystem.” The division is based out of Portland, Oregon and has over 200 employees in its ranks. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, recently said that the Apple Watch is scheduled to ship in April which just barely makes the self-imposed “early 2015” deadline.

    We’ll have to wait and see when the Apple Watch is released and how eBay’s efforts pan out in time.

    Source: eBay (Careers)

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    I do not like eBay. They were great when they first started off but now they take too much money and going through a claim process is ridiculous!

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