Online auction site eBay has released a major update to its Android app, adding a whole slew of seller tools. The eBay app for Android which was released last year only included tools for searching and tracking auctions and making purchases.

Version 1.5 now allows users in the US and UK to list items, upload photos from ta phone, and use a barcode scanner to find information about the item you’re selling and automatically fill out item details.

You can also use eBay 1.5 for Android to revise auction information, relist items from your unsold list, or use the “sell one like this” feature when you find an item on eBay that’s similar to the one you want to list.

The app even allows you to close an auction, mark an item as shipped, or contact a buyer. Basically you can now have the whole eBay experience on your phone, no PC required since you can list an item on your phone, manage your auctions, and even let your buyer know that the package is on the way the moment you drop it off at the post office.

There are also a few tweaks to the buyer tools in the latest update including the ability to refine search results by free shipping, location, and other criteria.

eBay 1.5 for Android is available as a free download from the Android Market.

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Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...