LinkedIn Releases an iPad App

The professional network LinkedIn, which has 150 million members worldwide, finally gets an iPad application, which allows users to check the news, keep up-to-date with groups, get business intelligence and insights, links and job offers now from their Apple tablet as well. The company upgraded their iPhone, Android and Mobile Web products last August, and now it was time to provide iPad users with a dedicated app. “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 coworkers are sharing, liking, and commenting on. We’ve pulled all this for you, all in one place,” says the official LinkedIn blog.

Photo: A screenshot of an iPad LinkedIn app

The app works as a personal assistant and provides professionals with a better experience, giving users with additional related info. For instance, the app can tell you more about the people you are meeting—it can sync with your device calendar to incorporate rich LinkedIn profile data about each attendee, as well as provide information on common connections between you and these people, work experiences, schools, etc. Through the new app, users will also enjoy all the features the website has—they also can see the list of people, who have visited their profile, search, check Inbox, access profiles and see all the updates.

So far, the app is available in English only, but LinkedIn development team is working hard to localize it for users in other countries (the company doesn’t say how long this will take). Starting April 26, users can download the app free of charge here.

It’s important to be where our members are and increasingly, busy professionals are on the go and using LinkedIn while out and about. The iPad application aims to help professionals to be better prepared and empowered to make smarter business decisions wherever they may be working,” commented LinkedIn EMEA managing director Ariel Eckstein.