APP WATCH: Auto Trader for the iPhone

Established car listings giant Auto Trader has released an app for the iPhone that looks set to appeal to bargain hunters and petrol heads everywhere. Free to download from the Apple App Store and iTunes, one particularly cool feature in the app involves the iPhone's camera. Take a snap of any regular number plate (private registrations won't work) and the Auto Trader app will scour its database to find listings for that particular type of car. Using your current location vehicles will be displayed in terms of how near to you they are, how much they are listed for and the option of calling the vendor direct. Users can be more specific in their search by specifying the price range and stating the mileage, year and colour they are after, while reader reviews are also provided.


Auto Trader already has a faithful following among the iPhone community, with research showing that half of those that visit Auto Trader's mobile site do so with an iPhone.

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