AuctionEar, a mobile app developed by XCIRA that adds instantaneous audio and video to the company’s mobile bidding platform, is now available for both IOS and Android devices.

Introduced in August, the app brings the enthusiasm and excitement of the auction to life with an enhanced audio and video interface. The free application now is available at both the iTunes Store for iPhone and iPad users, and at Google Play for Android devices.

“AuctionEar allows remote bidders to experience the excitement of the auction floor by maximizing the efficiency of audio and video delivery,” according to Xcira's CEO Nancy Rabenold, who noted that "AuctionEar works in conjunction with Xcira’s original mobile bidding technology which has been in production since 2010."

After the AuctionEar App has been downloaded to a smartphone or other device, auction attendees access the online bidding platform for auction sites using OnLine Ringman technology. The system automatically detects that the device is enabled with AuctionEar and directs the user to a mobile interface that is audio/video enabled.   

AuctionEar includes separate audio and video controls, giving the user the ability to watch or listen to the auction, or both, enabling the user to conserve and manage his/her data plan. Other features include access to “on the block” vehicle information, the option to view vehicle run lists, and the user’s ability to switch smoothly and easily between auction lanes. The app supports 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi.