Invaluable Auctions Bidding on Top-Notch Technology

Digital Product / Retail
Invaluable Auctions is the world’s largest online auction marketplace of fine arts and collectibles. Invaluable Auctions approached Rightpoint to design and build a top-notch iPad auction app that would cater to a new wave of online auction users.

Starting with a Strategy

How do you pull off a live auction in a low-network world, where every millisecond counts?

Rightpoint set out to create something unique and bring prestigious live auctions to anyone on a mobile device. The goal was to build an iPad auction app that worked in real time and secured the experience of bidding at an auction.

Tablet with Invaluable Auctions App

Work

With a team of senior mobile engineers, Rightpoint ovecame difficult challenges.

By leveraging Invaluable Auction's live-streaming API and maintaining a persistent socket connection during live auctions, Rightpoint simulated a near-instant auction experience. This unique problem-solving ability and engineering allowed Rightpoint to deliver a great live auction experience on mobile, where connections aren’t always lightning fast.

 

Floating tablet with app

Rightpoint helped us redefine our mobile experience by building new apps for the iPhone and iPad, which have truly set us apart as an industry leader in the mobile space.

Josh Hale, VP, Product Management, Invaluable Auctions

Outcomes

A collaborative client relationship made it possible to conduct a series of usability testing sessions to refine the interface details. The result is a live auction app that gives users the most intuitive, reliable experience possible.

 

Our Contributions

Capability

  • Mobile and Emerging Technology

Technology

  • Android
  • IOS