iPad users rejoice! You can now get your favourite professional social network in glorious Technicolor straight to your iPad.
Up until now LinkedIn (the world’s largest professional social network) has been a bit behind with its app development. The iPhone app was only released last year, and was fairly limited in its design and capability, and poor iPad users were stuck having to use this version too – not really making the most of its high tech Retina display.
The LinkedIn app now has a sleek looking clear and simple main screen. One of the most interesting things they’ve made more prominent in the app (versus the web) is the list of users who have viewed your profile. A secretly addictive and powerful tool for networking.
The app has some lovely design features as well – really making the most of your tablet experience. It’s not just pretty, it’s clever too! It syncs up with your Google or Exchange calendar and pulls out your day ahead for you, giving you rich streams about the people you’re meeting, and highlights from the news.
LinkedIn say “We know that our members use their iPads heavily during the morning and evening hours. This “Coffee & Couch” behaviour is so pronounced that we designed our new app to make every professional feel like they have their own personal assistant. Imagine having one place where you can get all the info you need about who you’re meeting with that day, trending and timely news that is impacting your industry, who’s changed jobs and what your co-workers are sharing, liking, and commenting on. We’ve pulled all this for you, all in one place.”
Let us know what you think!