“We can make him better than he was before.  Better, stronger, faster.” — The Six Million Dollar Man

On December 28, 2009, we decided to ring in the new year a little early with the launch of the new LinkedIn for iPhone v3.0 application.  Since that time, we’ve seen tremendous excitement and enthusiasm around the new application.  In fact, in the short time since the launch, we’ve seen the number of active users of the application triple.

I’m happy to report that, as of yesterday, Apple has approved the new LinkedIn for iPhone v3.1 for availability in the iTunes App Store.

Download: LinkedIn for iPhone v3.1

Feature Enhancements

We’ve received a lot of feedback from users in the past few months, and we’re hard at work on a large number of improvements.  For this release, we chose to focus primarily on making the application faster and more stable for people with large networks.

The most significant enhancements surround the new Favorites feature that we launched with v3.0 of the application.  We’ve now made it easier than ever to go through your connections, and quickly mark which of your connections are Favorites.

Bulk Add Favorites in v3.1

Once you add your favorites, you now have a quick list of contacts that you can go to when you need to send a quick message or look up information before a meeting.  In addition, you can filter your Network Updates to show only updates from your Favorites.   Managing the list is as easily as a simple swipe of your finger.

Delete Favorites

Swipe to Delete Favorites in v3.1

Over a dozen small feature enhancements made it into this version, including a lot of the little things that our users requested.  For example, it’s now possible to set your status directly from your profile page.

LinkedIn Mobile: 2010

2010 is a big year for LinkedIn mobile.  If you are one of our LinkedIn for iPhone users, please join the conversation in the LinkedIn for iPhone group.  We’re very excited to hear from you and hear suggestions for new features and improvements.

LinkedIn for iPhone v3.1 is live and available in the app store.  Get it now.