News-Antique.com - Dec 09,2009 - iPhone users can now bid at the most prestigious art and antique auction houses around the world while on the go with Artfact’s new iPhone app. With just a touch of the screen, iPhone and iPod Touch users can now access Artfact’s extensive fine art and antique auction database to research past auction prices and bid on any of the 100,000 auction items available at auction from more than 150 of Artfact’s exclusive auction house partners. Artfact’s new iPhone app is available for free through Apple’s iTunes App Store.
Doug Ellinger, Artfact’s VP Marketing, comments on Artfact’s new iPhone application, “Artfact is committed to providing the best user experience for its customers. By enabling convenient, instant access to upcoming live auctions and auction price results in an easy to use iPhone application, Artfact is catering to its growing base of highly mobile dealers and collectors. The new app is very intuitive and most importantly it’s fun to use.”
With the ability to browse upcoming auctions, search items available for sale, and place absentee bids, users will never again have to miss out on their favorite items at auction. Additionally, by using Artfact’s app to research verified auction price results, users can rest assured that they are always making informed bidding decisions. For those that can’t resist letting their friends and colleagues know about great items they’ve found at auction, Artfact’s app allows users to share their favorite items via Facebook and email.
If you’re an active collector or dealer looking for hidden gems at auction or just a casual collector who likes to browse auctions and check out auction price results, you can now stay in touch wherever you are with Artfact’s iPhone app.
Artfact, the world’s premier live auction bidding platform and largest auction price results database for art, antiques and collectibles, has established itself as a leader in the live auctions market. Artfact’s momentum in the live auction space was evidenced recently by the results of the liquidation of the Lehman Brothers collection by Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers. During the Freeman’s sale, over 800 online bidders from 33 different countries placed over $4 million in online bids on Artfact Live! and Freeman’s live bidding platform, powered by Artfact.
Founded in 1989, Artfact is the largest global marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions. On January 1, 2009, Artfact launched Artfact Live! and Invaluable Live!, its proprietary live auction bidding platforms, enabling users to bid in real-time on auctions being held around the world by its prestigious auction house partners. Currently, over 1,000 fine auctioneers actively list their catalogues with Artfact.com and its U.K. sister site Invaluable.com, reaching the Artfact community of more than 10 million knowledgeable collectors and dealers worldwide. Artfact's industry leading database includes more than 55 million complete auction results totaling more than $200 billion in value, including information on more than 500,000 international artists. In 2006, Artfact acquired RFC Systems, the leading provider of enterprise software developed specifically for the