Swapit Updated: You Can Now Always Go Back To What You Like

We’ve just updated Swapit for iPhone and Android worldwide.

You can get the latest Swapit app from Google Play and the App Store, or by simply clicking here: http://get.swapit.la/now

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Several changes were introduced in this update. Here are some highlights:

swapit_screenshots_1-14-0-0_3_mylikesMY LIKES

You can now view all the items you’ve liked on Swapit, right in your profile. So it is easy for you to get back to the items you found interesting while browsing Swapit. By clicking on an item on the list, you’ll get directly to that item’s details. It’s that easy.

Due to popular request from our great users, we’ve added this feature. We love such great feedback and we are always open to add features that make everyone’s life easier. So again, thanks a lot everyone for reaching out to us and keep the feedback coming. Just drop us an email at beta@swapit.la and we’ll make sure we look into your suggestion.

SELL BADGE

swapit_screenshots_1-14-0-0_4_sellbadgeIt’s always time to sell and make some extra cash! Now, we’ve made it easier to navigate through your inbox and identify your chats about items you’re selling, quickly.

We believe in the unified inbox concept. It’s a great way to keep all communication about everything in Swapit, in one place. What we’ve noticed with users who are very active on Swapit in terms of buying and selling, was that sometimes it was hard for them to find the right chat about a particular item. Pretty much all the time, they  remember that they were either selling it or were interested in buying it. So we needed to find a way to identify chats more quickly.

In this update, we’ve added a small “SELL” badge to the inbox’s list of “Chats”. It’s a rather simple addition to our inbox, but it has tremendous benefit to users who need to quickly separate chats about items they buy or sell from each other.

MULTI LOCATION (for iPhone)

multilocationWe’ve been having multi-location support for Android users since January this year. Now it’s finally available on iPhone as well!

As a seller, you can now easily post your item at multiple locations. As you know, Swapit connects you with potential buyers who are nearby right now. Often, you’re selling some items you’re not really bound to one location. Say for example, you’d like to sell your old iPhone 6, like Simon does here. You don’t really care if you’re selling your iPhone to your neighbors near your home, or to people who work nearby your workplace or to people who pass through the same subway station as you are every day. So now you can define up to 3 different locations home, work and meetup as your preferred trading locations. Swapit will take that information and find buyers near all of those locations. Thus, you can triple the chance to sell your item faster. Android users had this feature for a long time, now the iPhone has it too.

SUSPEND USERS

10011701674_af46cbf86e_bThis this recent updated on Android and iPhone, we’ve introduced a mechanism that allows the Swapit team to suspend user accounts. If a user gets reported and (s)he violates our terms, we can now suspend that user’s account and he or she needs to explain him or herself. Previously, we only had the capability to remove a user completely from Swapit. In many cases, that is a step that’s a bit too harsh.

It has come to our attention that there was one user who solicited other users in Swapit last week. One of such “victims” was myself, and we’ve received reports from other users about the same. To me, it happened like this: I am selling a great Micro-USB to Lightning Adapter. The person showed interest in my product and sent me this chat message:

Hello dad is really interested in your item I will like you to email him your last price at XXXXXXXXXX@gmail.com thanks

I replied with the following:

I keep all conversations about all the products I sell right here in the Swapit app. Otherwise it gets too messy and I’m missing stuff.

Please feel free to invite him to this app.

The item is brand new, by the way.

Then he replied with:

I will like you to email him now

That’s where the conversation stopped for me. I just really don’t want to message outside of Swapit. Yet, some other users seem to have gone down that path and have received emails that are obviously looking at collecting as much information as possible from such users. Here is an email of the person in question:

Thanks you for the response according to the description, am okay with the price and the condition pasted on the offer up. I am ready to make instant purchase. My mode of payment would be in Certified Check and i will arrange for a local pick up as soon as you get the check, because that is the only inconvenient means for me and due to my work frame i can not be able to get there and i promise everything will go smoothly. I really wish to be there to check out the item but i don’t have chance cause am very busy person (US MARINE). Concerning the pick up, i will arrange for it after you receive the payment and it clears… Pls get back to me with below info so that i can proceed with the payment immediately if you are selling to me.

Full Name:
Address: Not P.O.BOX
City:
State:
Postal Code:
Total amount for the item
Phone Number: That i can send text
Item Name :

And as soon as this is provided, the payment will be overnight to you and i will let you know when its mailed out. Thanks and i hope we handle this in good faith while waiting to hear from you. i will add an additional $50 so that you can hold it for me till the check reach
Best Regards

There is obviously some sort of scam going on and that user has been suspended now. He / She might appeal to that suspension and we will look into that. As of now, that user can not use the Swapit app anymore. At startup, a dialog pops up and shows the user that his or her account has been suspended. A “Contact Support” button is provided, which can be used to reach out to us.

We believe in transparency. Therefore, we openly explain this current here, to ensure everyone, we are taking this kind of action very seriously. Any sort of fraudulent behavior on Swapit will not be tolerated.

Swapit will remain a save place to privately trade second hand and new goods with people nearby. We will do everything in our power to ensure that. Therefore, all users will be required to upgrade to this latest version starting today.

IMPROVEMENTS UNDER THE HOOD

We’ve also done a lot of “under-the-hood” improvements of Swapit to increase the performance of our apps as well as to increase the ease of use for everyone to trade items more efficiently. We should see an uplift in new users and more and more items being posted on Swapit. It’s been great so far and we’re getting more and more people upgrading to our latest version.

Have you tried Swapit yet? Get it from: http://get.swapit.la/now

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Swapit Update: Sell with your iPhone (second hand and new)

swapit-blog_appleAfter launching our very first version of Swapit on the Apple App Store a while ago, and numerous updates and feature launches in between, today we launched the most wanted Swapit feature on iPhone: You can now Sell your items whether they’re new or pre-loved, you decide.

GET THE SWAPIT UPDATE NOW:
http://get.swapit.la/now

We’ve been working hard to get this feature out as quickly as possible. Sometimes it just takes a little longer than expected. In this particular release it’s not just about allowing people to post items for sale. You also need to be able to edit an item, take it offline, mark it as sold, manage your buyers and so on. There are all these little bits and pieces that take user experience to the next level and we are meticulously working on making them available to you in just the best way we can imagine.

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In fact, this update comes with over 30 changes. Here is a quick list of some of the most important changes:

  • Added SELL and GIVE AWAY of items (incl. edit, mark sold, active/inactive)
  • Added push notification handling for
    • incoming interested buyers of your items
    • reminder for posted items you sell or give away
    • new likes on items
    • new comments on items
  • Added “Notifications” section to the Inbox
  • Resolved an issue with “Open Chat” button in item details

Furthermore, we’ve put in some important performance enhancements and resolved several other minor bugs and issues.

IMPORTANT NOTICE to iPhone Users: Do Not Kill!

Swapit uses push notifications to deliver chat messages and notifications to your device. If you force-close Swapit you will not receive any such notifications until you restart Swapit or your device. We recommend not to force-close Swapit.

84% of iPhone users we asked, are force-closing their apps. That’s a surprise to me — especially as it does NOT save any battery, like it used to many years ago. So if you’re one of those 84%, you’re not making a difference in terms of battery savings by force-closing your apps, but some of those apps might actually stop receiving push notifications then. That’s also the case for Swapit. It’s nothing we can do about, it’s a special case defined by iOS and we have to abide by that. In short, force-closing apps just makes your phone’s performance worse rather than better – generally speaking.

Read more about this topic at: Apple’s software SVP says quitting multitasking apps not necessary, won’t offer improved battery life

 

ANDROID USERS

swapit-blog_android-1Your app has been updated too, earlier this week. You can head directly to Google Play and get the latest update too. Though, our changes weren’t as significant as on the iPhone, we’re always looking out for you and you got quite some nifty little tweaks and enhancements under-the-hood with the latest update.

Get the latest Swapit today from: http://get.swapit.la/now