Today we’re excited to introduce our new LinkedIn Connected app for iPhone. Connected is all about providing genuine opportunities for you to strengthen your relationships. It helps you reach out to people in your network when it matters most, so you can keep your network active and warm.

We know you’d love to reach out and catch up with everyone in your network over coffee, but that isn’t always possible. Connected gives you relevant, and timely, reasons to reach out and keep in touch with the people in your network. This app helps you invest in your relationships today, so opportunities blossom for you tomorrow.

Here are a few of the ways Connected helps you make the most of your in between moments:

  • Celebrate moments that matter: Know when people in your network change jobs, are mentioned in the news, have work anniversaries or birthdays and be reminded to connect with people you just recently had a meeting with. Now you have a reason to stay in touch with people in your network.
  • Stay connected to your connections: In a matter of minutes and just a few swipes, Connected makes networking more fun and light touch. Connected’s card-based app experience, a first for LinkedIn, puts people at its center, is simple and easy to use. Connected is a focused app that is specifically designed to help you network effectively.
  • Take the “work” out of networking: We’ve noted that we’re continuing to build out mobile features, based on anticipatory computing, that will delight you. When you sync your contacts and calendars with Connected, you can turn on highly relevant and timely push notifications for pre-meeting intelligence and reminders right before meetings.

We know relationships matter to you because in an average week there are more than nine million comments, likes and congratulations posted across LinkedIn for updates like job changes, birthdays, being mentioned in the news and work anniversaries.

Reach out when people in your network hit important milestones and you can see some pretty incredible dividends.

When we launched LinkedIn Contacts just over a year ago, our goal was to help you bring all your contacts from your address books, email accounts and calendars together, so you could combine them with the power of your LinkedIn network. What we found is that you wanted more. You wanted a smarter, easier way to keep in touch with your connections and to strengthen your relationships and that’s why our Contacts app has become our new Connected app. If you’d like to learn more about how we built Connected, check out our engineering post here.

The new Connected app for iOS is available in English and can be downloaded in the Apple app store.

Whether you’re a student on the go who’s looking to find your first job, a seasoned executive who wants to stay in touch with people you’ve worked with in the past or a professional who just wants to stay on top of trending news, we have mobile experiences that help you uncover opportunities throughout your workday, and in your career.