Monday, September 15, 2014

Disable Mac OS X "app nap" for JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper App

Since  Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Apple has introduced "app nap" feature to dynamically pause or slow down the app when it sees proper. The apps, that mostly likely to enjoy such "nap", would be some kind of app with long running back end process, minimum or no user interaction and not in the foreground. Obviously JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper application falls into this category of apps that Apple has determined to make it an example to make the earth a little greener.
This is disastrous to eBay sniper program users, for obvious reason, even off by several seconds, you will miss the snipe. That was why in my previous post I have warned Mac user  about this and provided a workable solution.

Here is the screen shot to show how to disable "app nap" for JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper Pro edition. This also applies to JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper Free edition as well.

Also, the latest version of JoyBidder Pro and JoyBidder Free for Mac OS X, have an experiment implementation to automatically disable the "app nap". This is experimental, meaning, it might work for some, not working for others. Please test it out before you bet your lift on it. You best and safest bet is still to disable the "app nap" through Finder as shown in the above screen capture.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

updated: eBay outage since last night and still on going

As of 9:00 AM PDT, eBay outage seems to have ended. You should now be able to login to eBay.
All JoyBidder server sniping and mobile eBay auction sniping service are currently restored and working.
JoyBidder Pro and JoyBidder Free users please restart the program and do the following.
1. go to JoyBidder User Manager
2. select the eBay ID
3. click the Save button (make sure "I am CAPTCHA'ed" option is un-checkec"
4. close JoyBidder User Manager
5. click Reload All toolbar button.
6. All the invalid / error status of items should be gone.

eBay outage since last night and still on going. You can get to the web site, but you cannot login to eBay. When you do, you will get the following.

This affects all JoyBidder eBay auction sniper service and product. Item cannot be updated and bid cannot be placed.

More information on this outage can be found here.

Monday, September 8, 2014

How to submit a test snipe from JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper program

Since version 1.9.71, JoyBidder Pro eBay Auction Sniper has implemented a new feature to let user to test the sniping before put it into real use.

In the Bid dialog, user can now set negative lead seconds, for example, -360. This will let the program to automatically submit the bid 360 seconds later.  See screen shot below

When you click the bid button, the confirmation dialog will be shown as below
360 seconds later, the bid is submitted. See screen shot below
Note that the time that are highlighted in red in the item activity log view, the difference is 362 seconds. It is not exactly 360 seconds, as it has the extra overhead of scheduling the bid at the beginning and retrieve the item status and latest price after the bid is submitted. This test indicates the sniping is successful.

You might be asked by product support to run this test, but even if not, it is a good practice to run such a test once a day to make sure there is nothing out of ordinary.

You can find official JoyBidder Test Auction listing in eBay for testing purpose.

The test auction will be cancelled after it ends and will be re-listed. It will take some time for it appear in the eBay site and search result. So if you don't see them in the above two urls, doesn't mean they are not there. Just need to wait for eBay to finish its indexing process, so that is searchable and listed in the site.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Video Tutorial: JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper Mobile Web app iPhone 5 iOS 7

How to
  • Import eBay auctions from My eBay Watch list
  • Restore auction item list from JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper Pro Edition backup
  • Navigate the auction item list
  • Schedule snipe bid, cancel bid and delete auction
  • Sort auction item list


Learn more about JoyBidder mobile and server products

Saturday, June 28, 2014

v0.9.9.3 is released. JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper Beta available for Free on Google Play Store

Latest version v0.9.9.3 is released!

JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper Free Android app is now in beta test

  • First 5 snipes are free
  • Afterwards, 1 bonus free snipe at a time for beta testers

Participate the beta test and get bonus free snipe

  1. Join the JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper Community
  2. download and install the app to your Andriod smart phone or tablet.
  3. Once you have opted-in, you will receive your test version through Google Play.

Or install the apk file of the app outside of Google Play

Not recommended, but if you don't want Opt-in process and knows how to install App outside Google Play, you can download the apk file (v0.9.9.3) here.

Pre-paid snipe credit

20 cents for each auction you won, or subscribe monthly for unlimited snipes. The pre-paid snipe credit never expires and can be used for JoyBidder server sniping service.

JoyBidder Server Sniping Service

Multiple-location server sniping service integrated with JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper software, both Pro and Free edition, giving extra convenience and reliability.

JoyBidder Android App Video Demo

Monday, June 9, 2014

JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper App for Android dev version screen shots

Screen shots from JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper App v0.95 for Android.
Add or Import from eBay watch list
item status filter
eBay auction item list
auction item detail, schedule bid or cancel bid. landscape mode
auction item detail, schedule bid or cancel bid. landscape mode
sign in with eBay ID