LinkedIn Intros Fresh iPad-Optimized App
LinkedIn unveiled a new iPad app today, rebuilding the previous app from the ground up for the tablet experience.
The app has a dramatically different design with more of a focus on people, as in who is sharing what, connecting with who, changing jobs, etc.
Liking, commenting, sharing, following and joining actions are now accessible directly from the feed, and you can easily tap on the icon next to a person or swipe to the right to connect with them. You can also tap on an image to expand it or play a video inline from the feed.
“We know that you use LinkedIn for different reasons,” says LinkedIn’s David Breger in a blog post. “Some of you want to grow their network, others want to read Influencer content, and others are looking for jobs. So we have completely re-imagined the navigation to reflect this.”
“Now at the top of every page you can access your personalized navigation via a simple tap on the LinkedIn icon or a swipe down from the top bar,” he adds. “The improved navigation takes advantage of the expanded real estate of the tablet and the icons are visual, offering quick access to the areas you visit the most.”
The app also adds LInkedIn’s Influencer and Channels content as well as Jobs, with the ability to search for jobs, companies and groups.
The app is supported in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Turkish, and Korean.
Apple, of course, unveiled its latest iPad models on Tuesday, and revealed that it has sold 170 iPads to date. There are over 475,000 apps specifically optimized for the iPad available in the app store.
LinkedIn also introduced a new email tool called Intro today, which basically Linkedinifies your email. More on that here.