Japan’s Metaps launches mobile flea market app Spike Box



Tokyo-based Metaps, the startup that operates mobile monetization platform for app developers, launched a flea market app called Spike Box yesterday. The app is available in English and Japanese for Android and was developed as a sister app of their freemium payments platform Spike launched back in April.

It allows you to set your item in one of four statuses – for sale, trade, rent, or giveaway – and post it with a hashtag on Facebook for sharing with your friends. In this way, you don’t need to waste your unused item but can help other people obtain it from you without buying a new one.

Busy people are unlikely to use auction sites because they consider submitting their items to these sites to be time-consuming. That’s why the company has developed this app and enables facilitated trading of items via Facebook social graph.

Via Venture Now