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WorthPoint Launches New Mobile Application Provides Anywhere, Anytime Access to Precise Item Valuation
ATLANTA, September 10, 2009 – WorthPoint Corporation on Thursday announced the availability of a new Mobile Application-a natural extension of its increasingly popular subscriptions.
These services provide access to the “Worthopedia” – the premier online antiques and collectibles database consisting of detailed descriptions, images and realized prices for more than 35 million unique items-growing to more than 100 million in 2010.
The WorthPoint Mobile Application will be a standard feature of all three WorthPoint subscription plans, allowing users to perform searches and obtain instant, accurate evaluations of targeted items-anyplace, anytime. The application is ideal for use while traveling and in situations where accessing a computer is difficult such as estate sales, auctions, flea markets, etc.
With this new feature, WorthPoint subscribers will be able to fully leverage Worthopedia’s aggregated data from eBay, leading auction houses and online marketplaces, along with the system’s unique taxonomy structure-resulting in highly specific search and price point results on all categories of items-from ceramics to stamps, coins, fine art, sports memorabilia, etc.
Mobile Application users will be able to instantly obtain sales/price record details on any item of interest, enabling them to get the most from collectible transactions in any location at their convenience.
“With the increased usage of mobile devices for everything from banking to restaurant reservations, the need for a mobile solution was a given,” said WorthPoint CEO Will Seippel. “In addition, the collector community is highly mobile, so our members require and deserve the ability to retrieve collectible information when, where and how they need it. This is just the first step in our mobile offerings and other innovations that will increase access and usability of our tools.”
The WorthPoint Mobile Application is supported on any webkit-based browser such as those included in PalmOS and Google’s Android. It was developed and optimized for the iPhone’s Safari browser, due to the iPhone’s phenomenal growth in the market. Blackberry support will be available upon its upcoming 5.0 OS release. WorthPoint subscribers can use their mobile device to log in and access Worthopedia at www.worthpoint.com/mobile.