Posts by Joff Redfern

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    Editor’s Note: This is the first post in a new Q&A series called the Inside Story where we sit down to learn more from the people behind the products at LinkedIn. LinkedIn’s VP of mobile, Joff Redfern, chats with us about how he became a great winter driver, why Houzz is one of his favorite apps and the investments his team is making in anticipatory computing. Q: We access LinkedIn via phones, tablets and our desktop. Does that pose challenges for you and your team? A: Of…

  • Joff Redfern

    Today is an anniversary of sorts. 1 year, 21 days ago we launched an entirely new LinkedIn mobile experience for iPhone, Android, and the mobile web at touch.linkedin.com.  It was an entirely fresh start, focused on faster, simpler, better. A lot has happened since then. A year ago, 10% of the unique users visiting LinkedIn were using one of our mobile apps, today it’s over 23%. In April, we gave birth to an iPad app, and in May we followed with a shiny new Windows Phone App that…

  • Joff Redfern

    You may have seen a few press stories highlighting concerns about how your data is used in the opt-in calendar feature of our mobile phone apps. We deeply care about our members trust so I want to provide clarity around what we do, don’t do, and outline ways we are going to make a great feature even better. For those not familiar with our calendar feature, with your permission, we sync with your mobile device’s calendar to provide information about the people you are about to meet…