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Leading Global Classifieds Site OLX Launches iPhone ApplicationNow Available for Free in the iTunes App Store Worldwide (July 27, 2010)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 07/27/10 -- OLX today introduced the OLX application available for free from Apple's iTunes app store. OLX users can now search local classified ads, reply to listings, & post ads with just a few simple taps and, as always, the use of OLX is completely free. OLX has been already available to mobile internet users for over three years with its mobile-friendly site accessible at http://m.olx.com and is now launching its application for all major mobile operating systems, beginning with the iPhone.
With the free OLX iPhone app users can:
- Easily search ads for offers nearby them using the location of their phone if available
- View full ad descriptions with full screen photos
- Reply to ads from within the app
- Take a photo with their iPhone camera, enter a description and a price and post their ads instantly
- Control their selling, buying, and community activity in My OLX
- View OLX in their local language
"With the new free OLX iPhone app, we're expanding on our commitment to making OLX convenient for millions of mobile users worldwide," said Fabrice Grinda, co-CEO, OLX.
"This application will allow users to use their phone's camera to attach photos of what they want to sell and allow them to use the phone's GPS to locate themselves and search OLX offers near their current location," added Simon Berger-Perrin, Director of Mobile, OLX.
OLX has made service to mobile users a priority since launching in 2006. It was the first global classifieds site to provide a dedicated mobile site accessible worldwide and with over 1 million visits per month, mobile users have been proving that demand is high for mobile access to online classifieds sites. OLX's release of the iPhone application is meeting that demand, as will its release of the applications for other smartphones later this summer and a Windows Mobile 7 app ready for the launch of the new OS in October.
OLX is the next generation of free online classifieds. OLX provides a simple solution to the complications involved in selling, buying, trading, discussing, organizing, and meeting people near you, wherever you may reside. OLX has more than 120 million unique visitors per month globally and is a leading player in Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Russia, India and all of Latin America. OLX is used in over 92 countries in 41 languages. The company was co-founded in March 2006 by Internet entrepreneurs Fabrice Grinda and Alec Oxenford. OLX is privately held. The company is based in New York, NY and Buenos Aires, Argentina and operates two leading online classifieds networks hosted at www.olx.com and www.mundoanuncio.com. OLX has more than 140 employees across offices in Argentina, USA, Russia, China, Brazil and India. For more information, visit: www.olx-newsrelease.com
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