In June, I was excited to announce that LinkedIn launched a native application for the Palm Pre.  Since then, we’ve gotten quite a bit of feedback about the new platform, and as expected, quite a few feature requests.

I’m happy to report that as of today, as part of Palm webOS 1.2, the most common feature request from LinkedIn members has now been delivered: seamless syncing of your LinkedIn connections to your Palm Pre, via Palm Synergy.  Now every application on the Palm Pre can benefit from the information provided by your LinkedIn network.

LinkedIn App Palm Pre Application Synergy

The process is incredibly simple:

  1. Make sure that you have received the new webOS 1.2 over-the-air update on your Palm Pre.  LinkedIn is only available with Palm webOS 1.2 or later.
  2. Click the “Contacts” application
  3. Select “Preferences & Accounts” from the menu
  4. Click “Add An Account”
  5. Select LinkedIn, and enter your LinkedIn email address and password.

That’s it.  You’ll find your address book, available to all applications, is now sync’ed daily with your LinkedIn connections.  The following fields will be automatically updated with every connection:

  • Email address
  • Title
  • Company
  • Photo

In addition to integration with Palm webOS, we’re also pleased to announce that we’ve uploaded the v1.0 of our LinkedIn for Palm Pre application.  It features a number of performance improvements, and offers an improved user experience for search, the number one feature for mobile professionals.  Now there is even less excuse to walk into a meeting without taking 30 seconds to type in their name and get the full detail about their professional experience.

New Palm Pre (Synergy) LinkedIn app

We appreciate the feedback that you’ve given us on our first Palm Pre application, and we hope you enjoy these improvements.  Stay tuned, we’re planning to roll out additional LinkedIn mobile enhancements in the near future.