Saturday, February 19, 2011

Swappa ♥ Canada

Swappa, the ultimate Android device marketplace, has improved its support for Canada! Swappa, and I, have always loved Canadians... now we can prove it.

Swappa has now added devices and categories for the following:

Special thanks to Reid Canavan for doing a little prodding and then following up with some very helpful information to help me get all the carriers and devices added. Reid literally made Swappa better for all Canadians.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Swappa featured on Android Academy 101

Swappa has been noticed on the Android Academy 101, providers of tutorials, resources, and information for new Android users.

Check it out:

Another option has emerged over the past few months and that is a service called Swappa. Swappa is a marketplace for the buying and selling of Android phones. It is for Android fans by Android fans. 
It has garnered positive reviews and the founder, Ben Edwards, is involved in the Android community and is very responsive to questions, comments, suggestions, and critiques. This is often lacking when buying and selling from eBay.

Thank you to Android Academy 101, SmartMobile LLC, and Michael Moore for helping to spread the word about Swappa.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Swappa featured on The Startup Foundry

Swappa is proud to be featured on The Startup Foundry, a new website that is reporting from the trenches of the small startup world.

Check it out:
Usability is a big factor. One thing that makes Swappa a lot easier to use, compared to eBay for instance, is you start out by choosing the device to buy and sell. It makes it real easy to see all the listings together and compare apples to apples. If you search eBay for ‘Motorola Droid’ you get listings for a half dozen different types of devices and their accessories, all in the same list. It’s a pain, and it’s ugly. Swappa is simple.
If you haven't already, check out The Startup Foundry, Powered by blood, sweat, and tears of entrepreneurs. Thanks to Robbie and Paul for including Swappa.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Featured Listings help you sell faster

Swappa is now making it easier to sell your gently used, fully functional Android devices with Featured Listings.

Featured listings are a simple way to upgrade your listing and make it more visible, and more likely to sell.

When you feature your listing:
  • The listing is highlighted and starred to make it stand out and easier to see
  • The listing is tweeted to all the followers of the @swappa Twitter account
  • The listing is set to given a longer life-time, set to expire in 30 days
Your featured listing will look something like this:

Learn more about how to sell featured listings at Swappa, the ultimate used Android device marketplace.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Swappa featured on LifeHacker

Swappa has been featured on LifeHacker and described as "a simple, hassle free place to buy and sell used Android devices."

Check it out:

A few nice things in the article:
If you want to buy a used Android phone quickly, easily and cheaply, Swappa is the place to do it.
All in all, it's not unlike buying a used phone on eBay—only it takes about five seconds to find the right phone and buy it, with the knowledge that you're getting a quality product in the mail.
One other thing that was said:
The site isn't overflowing with devices right now...
Well thanks to the article the site now is overflowing with devices. The response has been incredible. Thank you Whitson Gordon and LifeHacker for the attention.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Swappa ♥ CyanogenMod

Swappa, the ultimate Android device marketplace, has come public with our crush on CyanogenMod.

CyanogenMod supports the openness of Android. To show our support of CyanogenMod, Swappa will donate a $5 cut of our "sale fee" to the creators and maintainers of CyanogenMod everytime a device with CyanogenMod is sold.

CyanogenMod is a customized, after-market firmware distribution for select Android devices. Based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over carrier Android-based ROMs. CyanogenMod also offers a variety features & enhancements that are not currently found in other versions of Android. Learn more about CyanogenMod...

So when you buy or sell a device with CyanogenMod on Swappa, you are helping us help CyanogenMod developers.

Learn more about Swappa's support of CyanogenMod...

Learn more about CyanogenMod...