Mpire will launch in March a mobile search application to help sellers determine the correct day, time and price to sell their products on eBay. With a similar tool introduced in January from Mpire, the eBay community gained Mpulse, a resource to monitor up-to-the-minute listing trends for items from Apple iPods to Microsoft Xboxes. About 10,000 users tap into the service. Now the provider of Web-based services will offer the application on mobile devices.
EBay has created the largest software as a service (SaaS) community by providing developers tools. The application programming interface (API) allows Mpire to send information to communication with eBay and Paypal platforms.
As of December 2005, for example, the eBay Developers Program had more than 25,000 members who created 1,900 live applications.