LinkedIn is the social network for the business community and just like Facebook or Twitter, you’ll want to access it on the road. While the iPhone version has been available for some time, its only now at version 5.0 that we see the app make its way to be iPad compatible.
Good news for the new iPad owners, it supports the new retina display, so you can see all the business in crystal clear pixels. The app does a great job of feeling a lot like FlipBoard, presenting updates from your network as news articles. In addition to the iPad app, LinkedIn are also rolling out a new mobile web experience for the Safari browser on iPad. http://tablet.linkedin.com. Personally I find this a little confusing, if there’s a dedicated app, who is going to use Safari for accessing LinkedIn? A better idea would be a generic touch-friendly version for all the other tablets out there.
Key features of the application are:
Calendar sync – Get an informative snapshot of all the people you will be meeting that day and everything you need to know about them – who they are, where they work and even who you know in common
LinkedIn Today refresh– Get timely, relevant news surfaced by what your connections and industry peers are sharing and reading
What co-workers are sharing module – Filtered updates on your current co-workers’ activities (both connections and non-connections)
Who’s viewed my profile module
Who’s changed jobs module and congratulate feature
You can download LinkedIn from the App Store now. Please note, you will need to be running iOS5+ and if you already have the LinkedIn iPhone app on your iPad, just update it.