LinkedIn for Android: Ready for Business
April 7, 2011
The LinkedIn Mobile team is excited to announce the availability of LinkedIn for Android version 1.0. The app is available in the Google Marketplace or from our website:
Since the launch of our Beta, the team and I have had the great pleasure of working with a passionate group of Beta testers. Their feedback, bug reports, and involvement in the process were invaluable, and we want to express our sincere thanks for all of the contributions.
We’d like to keep the community growing and involved in future updates. If you’d like to contribute, please join us:
We Work Where You Work
LinkedIn for Android, is a continuation of our efforts to help you leverage the power of your professional network anywhere, anytime. Now, you can walk into any interview, any customer engagement or client meeting with the ability to look up the details on over 100 million professionals worldwide, in real-time.
LinkedIn for Android includes a full, rich feature set designed to bring the most useful features of LinkedIn to your business smartphone. The application features six modules, each with a user experience designed from the ground up for Android devices:
- Updates. View and share crucial business intelligence and updates with your network. Perfect for those spare moments between meetings.
- Search. Search across over 100 million global professionals, and get the answer back in seconds. We’ve implemented a unified search across both your direct connections and the entire LinkedIn network.
- Connections. LinkedIn is your address book in the cloud. Get quick access to any of your connections to get their up-to-date profile information, and the ability to send them a message immediately.
- Invitations. Why wait to get back to your desk? Accept outstanding invitations immediately.
- Messages. Messaging is one of the reasons that Android owners love their devices, and we’ve worked hard to integrate your LinkedIn Inbox.
- Reconnect. You can’t leverage your network if you don’t build it. This module brings suggestions for new connections to you anytime. Now you can build your network from anywhere, in seconds.
In this version, we've focused on delivering a great experience around the core LinkedIn features that our members love. In the coming months, we'll be updating this app with new features that have been heavily requested during the public Beta.
We're excited to take this next step with the Android community, and hope you'll find this version as delightful as we do. Please join the LinkedIn for Android Group, and help us improve our Android experience.