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FatFingers for eBay types its way to the BlackBerry PlayBook

FatFingers on the BlackBerry PlayBook
By DJ Reyes on 7 Apr 2012 01:25 pm EDT
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I wouldn't say that I was a hardcore eBay user but I do purchase quite a few things, more so lately. I don't make big purchases on eBay, it's more of just accessories for my phone, or sports gear, or console games etc. I do like to try and find things at the best price -- meaning at a bargain. There are a few ways to do this and one has been to use a website called FatFingers.

The idea behind FatFingers is that people make typing errors when entering details of items the want to sell and never notice, so their item goes live with those spelling mistakes. When people search, those items never show up due to the mispelling and hence never get bid on. But for those eBay savvy folks, enter FatFingers. All you have to do is enter the product you are looking to get with the correct spelling, and then FatFingers will search all items relating to that but spelt incorrectly. I must say I have won a couple of items by using FatFingers and it's really handy (no pun intended).

FatFingers Interface

There is now a FatFingers app available for the BlackBerry PlayBook, courtesy of C2 Development on behalf of Fat Fingers. It's available to download in BlackBerry App World for just $1.99. The app is as straight forward to use as the website. Just enter the item you want, select which eBay store you want to stroll through and hit Search. If you're a regular eBay user you may have already heard of FatFingers, but if not, then why not give it a try? You may find some awesome deals you never would have found otherwise!

FatFingers searches

More information / Purchase FatFingers for the BlackBerry PlayBook

19 comments

canito338

This app isn't free?!!... Seriously??.. I can't blame on rim everything, but they really could make sure to aprove big names apps for purchase on app world,not only every nonsense for purchase on app world!! Things like this is why trolls come here just to attack.hopefully rim will put a stop to this soon

diegonei

The dev sets the price tag. Not RIM. Not much they can do if this app is or isn't a free one...

dave_2611

I couldnt agree with you more. Comments like you and others make, do bring trolls out from hiding. Complaining about Rim just brings the trolls outt. There like sharks, any hint of negativity and they attack. Good job, exepect an all out blood bath happening soon. Lol

crwblyth

It's $1.99, not $2.99! Also, 'a the website' -> 'as the website'

El Platanero

Looks interesting. May have to try it out

canito338

Trust me... I'm tired to be kind of RIM attorney for free, meaning (defending at all cost ) and at the end they just disappoint me, I'm just saying this because I'm sure is about time someone will say something to me just for make that comment,and you know what...I've been there defending them before for nothing, I know deep inside ya know is true,they need to stop approving garbage to the app world,bring skype and netflix

crwblyth

Sell it if you're not happy with the available apps, nobody is stopping you. RIM don't decide whether Skype and Netflix create an app, that's down to them. Also, something that is garbage to you, may not be garbage to someone else.

dave_2611

I stopped readng after trust me..like Who trusts anybody these days? Lol

all3n7

Another unusefull app. Can RIM give us something that really works. I mean get the popular apps like " Pandora " for PB. I mean I have it on my 9930, why not PB. For fat fingers, they need a diet/exercise apps. No disrespect, just keepin it real..

Michelle Haag

"For fat fingers, they need a diet/exercise apps. No disrespect, just keepin it real.."

Did you even read what the app is for?

callumcarolan

How is it unuseful? (That's not even a word by the way)

joski

Does everyone have to be so negative all the time? As entitled as you may feel, I don't think you're entitled to constantly hate on RIM. Do you want them to focus on dumb sh*t like tending to your every need which will likely never be fulfilled? Or should they maybe more focus their resources on BB10?

My vote is on the latter.

JDukeOSBB

Regardless of what you think of the price, the app is slick!

canito338

Yes we would be fulfilled or satisfied... Is simple my friend! They just need to give us what we want big names apps! This is what I meant when I said being a RIM lawyer for free! I don't blame you because I'm a bb fan myself!.. The only difference between me and you is I'm just tired of being disappointed by RIM and after a year still haven't done nothing about those big names apps! Don't worry,let's just see if bb 10 comes without them,and I really like to want to hear the opinion of whoever said something to me in this thread!! I'm sure you'll fell what I'm feeling rite now,just a bit late than me!

crwblyth

Commenting on small, new developers apps isn't going to get you big name apps...

Rootbrian

If you don't like it, don't buy or download it. If you want skype or netflix, THEN COMPLAIN TO SKYPE AND NETFLIX! RIM isn't responsible for those apps. Realize and accept this. Use some common sense for once in your life!

WrightWords

Wasn't sure about getting this -- but I can see how it would be very useful to help find "hidden" Ebay items for sale, given the way a number of people spell.

wgtcarlos

We need to proper address the issue here. The app is great and we need more like that. It looks beautiful and does something nice.

Skype and Netflix may come (only) when RIM sells more PlayBooks. I heard something about 1.3 millions of PlayBooks sold... well the new iCrap I heard sold 3 millions on a f* weekend.

Apps are all welcome, and we want more like FatFingers for sure. Also true that "big names" apps will only come with "big sales" numbers.