Brand New LinkedIn Mobile Experience: Faster, Simpler, and Better
August 16, 2011
The LinkedIn mobile team is excited to announce the next generation mobile experience for LinkedIn. Increasingly, LinkedIn is becoming an essential part of how millions of people do business, and we've designed a completely new user experience to help professionals be even more productive on the go.
For the first time, we'll be providing that experience not only in our iPhone and Android applications, but also in a brand new HTML5 experience for use in any modern mobile web browser.
LinkedIn Mobile page views have grown more than 400% year-over-year, making it the fastest growing consumer service on LinkedIn. With our experience building apps that meet the needs of professionals on the go, we had an opportunity to rethink how to best meet our members’ needs and have completely redesigned our mobile experience to make it faster, simpler, and better.
Our new mobile applications are between two and ten times faster across all features, ranging from search to reading your update stream. This makes a huge difference when you’re on the way to a meeting and need to pull up the most up-to-date information as quickly as possible.
We’ve completely re-organized the application around 4 key areas:
- Updates: View updates from your network and top news from LinkedIn Today
- Inbox: You can view your invitations and messages in one place
- You: Access your profile, connections, share updates, and even more in the future
- Groups & More: Browse and interact with your groups, as well as build your network through our People You May Know feature
This not only makes it easier for members to accomplish tasks easily, but also makes it more intuitive to find what they are looking for when they download the app for the first time.
The other big change that we’ve implemented based on user feedback is that the mobile app experience now starts with the Update stream, one of the most frequently used areas of the current mobile app. We want to help our members be great at what they do and one way to do that is to help them stay up-to-date on news and information from their network, company, and industry that they can glean from their updates stream.
Now with Groups
The #1 most-requested feature from our members has been the ability to access Groups on our mobile apps. With this release we are excited to provide both our iPhone & Android users with access to a million LinkedIn Groups and new discussions taking place everyday.
You can easily access the list of groups you’re a member of, browse discussions, and exchange information and ideas by starting new discussions or commenting on existing ones.
Finally, we’re rolling out our new mobile web experience for iPhone and Android devices. Starting today, you can try out a preview of the new mobile website by visiting touch.linkedin.com on your iPhone or Android device.
Our Mobile team has grown quite a bit since the start of the year, and we’re really excited to bring our members these new features and more over the coming months. Stay tuned for more.
Let us know what you think by joining our LinkedIn Mobile groups.