Adverts in the News – The Irish Times

Hi all,

From time to time Adverts.ie is featured in publications around Ireland, both online and in print. Going forward we’ll be starting ‘Adverts in the News’ where we’ll be sharing the stories, reviews and ads that have gotten their 5 minutes of fame.

Yesterday the Irish Times featured an article about a man on the hunt for treasure…

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If you ever come across an article about Adverts.ie, whether in a national newspaper or on a personal blog, Tweet us or send it on to support@adverts.ie. We’d love to share the stories!

Happy reading,

Louise

Get a friend a job – Get yourself €3000

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Adverts.ie is currently looking for a Software Developer and a Front-End Developer to join our team (we work here). The best news is, if you refer your friend and they get the position, you get €3000 from us to say thank you (check out the terms below).

All you have to do is send an email to jobs@adverts.ie with your friends contact name, the position you are referring them for, and their Linkdin profile – then leave the rest up to us.

So, get referring your pals – it’s a win win!

Louise

Our terms:

You can’t refer yourself.

The person you refer must know you.

You’ll receive €1500 once your friend is hired, and €1500 6 months later once they’ve past their probation. 

You must be the first person to refer the candidate.

We can’t have recieved the application prior to this offer.

 

 

Saved searches & Search alerts: v1.17 of the Adverts app

We are excited to let you know about the latest updates to our Android and iOS apps. Both updates are available now, and include some great new additions.

SAVED SEARCHES

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With version 1.17, we are introducing the ability to save a search for quick access again at another time. When in a search, you can just tap the star icon in the top action bar to save that search. This will save all the search criteria that you have already entered, and add that search to your list of saved searches. This list is then accessible from the navigation drawer on android, or from the main search screen on iOS. So next time you open up the app, rather than having to enter in all the same search refinements again, you can just open your saved searches, and quickly tap through to an updated results list for that search.

 

SEARCH ALERTS

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When saving a search, you also have the option to receive notifications when new items become available in that search.  This is particularly useful when you are looking for things that are in high demand and you want to be first to the draw, or alternatively when you are looking for something rare that might not come up for a long time. Rather than constantly checking back to see if anything new has been listed, you can just relax and let us keep you informed as soon as something is added to the site that matches your saved search criteria. Alerts are optional of course, and can be toggled on/off at anytime from your saved searches list by tapping the bell.

We think these are going to save everybody a lot of time when browsing through the app, and ensure you never a miss a deal for whatever is on your list.

As always, please let us know how you are finding these latest additions to the app. We hope you enjoy!

Daniel

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Coding Grace workshop in the Adverts.ie office

 

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It’s that time again for Coding Grace to visit the Adverts.ie offices with a workshop on PyGame next Saturday 5th July. They’ll teach you how to use Python and PyGame to create a simple 2D motoring racing game.

Sign up here!

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Posted April 28th:

Hi all,

Coding Grace is running another workshop at the Adverts.ie offices tonight (Monday 28th), their last one (info below) was a great success so do come along if you’re free. The workshop will show you how to create a text-based game in Python. Please see here for more information and to reserve a space: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/make-a-text-based-game-in-python-tickets-11137981001

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Posted April 2nd:

Did you know there are girls in the Techie community too? Well now you do, and lots of them. Bright minded intelligent coders that bring a feminine touch to the world of online development.  We encourage it too, so we’re hosting a ‘female friendly’ Github workshop for the nice people of Coding Grace here at the Adverts.ie headquarters (which look like this).

Coding Grace are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some code full-time, or just for fun (or both). They have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more.

Details for the workshop are as follows:

When: Monday, 14 April 2014 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

Where: Adverts.ie Office, Dublin 2

What: A Github training session on the basics of using Git, the“fundamentals” of day-to-day Git and GitHub use cases. Coding Grace will also have a few volunteer mentors helping out and answering any questions arising from the workshop that evening.

Please note, if you are Male, you are welcome to join the workshop but only as a lady’s plus one. You can woo her with your technical skills. If you’re interested in attending see here for more info.

Thanks and happy coding!

Louise

 

Adverts.ie Secret Garden

All this sun has us dreaming of what we would put into our very own secret garden. These are our favourite picks of the best garden items from Adverts.ie.

A handmade love swing

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This amazing BBQ

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The essential for when sunbathing on the grass

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This amazing play house…which simply every little girl should have…and every big girl for that matter!

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A luxurious helicopter chair for the afternoon snooze

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The best sand pit ever…certainly beats the big green turtle we had in my day!

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 A secret garden essential- the secret garden swing. (handmade for only €35)

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This wonderful table so we don’t have to waste any sun time going into the fridge

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and at the end of the giant secret garden, we would like to have one of these

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All of these can be purchased on Adverts.ie, along with thousands more garden items and accessories. If you have any garden stuff you don’t use, you know where to sell it :)

Happy Gardening!

Shoshannah x

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Win €100 with Adverts.ie Gardening Section

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With lots of garden festivals just around the corner, and everyone gardening away to get their gardens in shape for summer, we want to find the most beautiful garden in Ireland. So we have decided to give away €100 to the person who sends us in best garden picture possible. It can be your very own garden, a garden you have visited/seen or it can even be your granny’s garden, once the picture is your own, you can enter!

All you have to do to enter the competition is tweet your picture along with the hashtag #GardeningwithAdverts to enter. If you don’t have a twitter account, don’t fret, you can also post your picture on Facebook, using the same hashtag #GardeningwithAdverts, (just make sure to make your Facebook post public so we can find your picture).

The winner will be announced on Friday the 20th of June 2014.

Best of luck!

Shoshannah x

P.S Buy and Sell all your garden items on Adverts.ie

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Firefox launch event at the Adverts.ie office

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Firefox are launching one of the biggest changes to their product since the release of Firefox 4. It brings lots of improvements on the inside to ensure a safer and faster browsing experience from the every day user to the developer.

In light of this release, the Adverts.ie offices are hosting a launch event for Firefox on Saturday 10th May, 4pm-8pm. The main focus of the event will be on the new features of Firefox across all devices, how to get involved with Mozilla and their local community.

Here’s a sneak peak of the new features and more information on the event.

See you there!

Louise

The first Adverts.ie TV ad is here!

We’re all very excited at the Adverts HQ as our very first TV ad is now live! In our bid to get more lovely people buying and selling on Adverts.ie, we are running our first ever Nationwide TV and outdoor advertising campaign for the month of May. Here’s the ad in all it’s glory:

The song for the ad was written for us by the very talented Niall McCabe Band. Watch the full version of the track ‘I’m a Train’ live on the Saturday Night Show below - it’s just so darn catchy!

Below are some behind the scenes shots of the making of the TV ad produced by the lovely people over at Tiny Ark.  All those involved including our great cast helped to make the ad come together wonderfully:

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We hope you like it as much as we do, and If you see our campaign around town then do Tweet us a pic!

Enjoy,

Louise

 

 

Improved navigation and payment options: v1.15 of the app

Yes, it’s time for another update to our Android and iOS apps, both of which are available now.

NAVIGATION UPGRADE

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Version 1.15(.3) for Android includes a comprehensive update to how navigation is handled throughout the app. Access to the main parts of the app has now been moved to a slide-out drawer which is activated by touching the ‘A’ icon on the action bar, or by swiping from the left edge of the screen. This helps to remove clutter by not having certain options exposed all the time, and gives greater flexibility by allowing us to add more options to this drawer for quick access than was previously possible in the action bar.

 

INCREASED PAYMENT SECURITY

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For iOS, version 1.15 largely consists of a number of stability improvements and bug fixes. One additional change of note however is that most payments are now handled natively within the app, as opposed to directing to a web view.

When someone places an ad for which fees are applicable, they now have the option to pay by adding the charge to their phone bill/credit, or by adding a credit or debit card to their account. Card details are processed and securely stored by Stripe. Stripe is an Irish company, used by thousands of large and small companies globally, who we are proud to support. They are compliant with the strictest PCI requirements, and you can read more about the technical details of their extensive security measures here.

So go on, download the update today. We hope you enjoy

Daniel

 

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Changes to our Fee Structure, Terms and Privacy Policy.

Hi everyone,

My name is Odhran Ginnity, I am CEO at Adverts.ie.

I would like to update you with news on our exciting growth and some changes to our Fee StructureTerms and Privacy Policy.

Adverts.ie is now Ireland’s biggest classifieds website, with over 670,000 items available for sale today.  In the past 3 months alone our members sold €56 Million worth of new and pre-owned items across the country.

To support the growing volume of transactions, we have been working hard to build a product where people can buy and sell items in the fastest time possible, from people they can trust.  We put a huge emphasis on ensuring that this is always at the forefront of our product road map, and over the coming years we will continue to invest in developing our product and service, especially across our mobile platforms.

You will notice that our pricing structure for new ads has changed from April 22nd 2014. We still offer that great free to list service, and now if you sell an item where the asking price is greater than €30, a small success fee will apply.

Success fee value is based on the asking price of an item. You will be charged:
€1 for items with an asking price €30 – €49
€2 for items with an asking price €50 – €99
€3 for items with an asking price €100 +

It is important to highlight that if there is no sale – there is no fee – and all existing ads that you have listed with us before the 22nd will not be affected.

You can find all details under this link – Adverts.ie/successfees.

We also made some changes to our Terms and Privacy Policy to further clarify to our users what type of information we collect and what we do with that information, as well as to make it clear what age group our site is directed to. Please read them carefully, as by using the site or the app you agree to them.

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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at support@adverts.ie, our Boards Talk To, or check out our FAQ’s.

Best wishes,

Odhran