OLX.in, one of India’s free online local classified sites, has launched apps for both the iPad and iPhone to cater to the rapidly emerging mobile Internet population in India. With a growing market of over 55 million iPads globally and a 60 percent market share in tablets with growth rates of over 150 percent over last year alone, the company feels like that it’s absolutely essential to provide their users with an app optimized for their iPads.
Tapping this expanding segment of tablets, OLX has vouched to stay innovative and further strengthen its online presence with the launch of its new app in the App Store that’s optimized for the iPad tablet. This is a first for any of the online classifieds site in India.
iPad users can now download the OLX App off the App Store for free and enjoy a premium browsing experience, alongwith all features of OLX on their devices. They can now buy or sell their used products like Mobiles, Household appliances, Laptops, Furniture, Vehicles or even promote services they provide or rent apartments conveniently on their iPad.
The procedure is simple and includes posting a classified ad through the app which is free, uploading a photo and video of your product from your iPad, entering a title and description of the product after selecting the product category and filling in your contact details to post the ad.
“We are excited to release this new universal app to address the booming iPad market. iPad owners have now a great free app to buy and sell everything with OLX.”, says Simon Berger-Perrin, VP Mobile at OLX. The new app for iPad is even compliant with the iPad with Retina Display, which makes viewing images of products posted on OLX absolutely clear and with no blurs or distortions.
Amarjit Batra, Country Manager, OLX India, elated on the launch of this app says, “India is poised to become a large mobile internet market with smartphones and tablets driving the next wave of growth in Internet consumption. OLX.in is already having apps on all smart phone Operating Systems and the launch of the iPad app is a demonstration of our focus on providing Indian internet users the best classifieds experience anytime and anywhere.”
With increasing mobile transactions, it becomes important that the buyers have the option of meeting the sellers via a mobile device and vice versa. Using the OLX iPad app will make it easy to post an ad quickly with the option of even uploading pictures, videos and description right from the device. Even searching is more convenient and relevant, as buyers can locate ads in their locality or in a particular location using GPS. Being a universal app, users only need to download one app that will work on both devices - iPhone or iPad. Even the updates for both iPhone and iPad apps will happen at the same time.
For users wanting to experience OLX on other phones, there are also options to download the OLX Mobile app on Android, Windows, BlackBerry and Nokia mobile operating systems.