Introducing LinkedIn for iPad

April 26, 2012

Our mobile platform is the fastest growing consumer service on LinkedIn. Last August, we completely revamped our iPhone, Android and Mobile Web products. Today, we added the newest member to our mobile family – LinkedIn for iPad.

The new experience re-imagines LinkedIn for the iPad, taking full advantage of Multi-touch and the new Retina display. We aspire to be the place where every professional comes throughout the day. A place where members come to gather important business intelligence and insights to be great at what they do.

With that, I’d like to introduce you to our new app: Linkedin for iPad...

Experience LinkedIn like never before

The Linkedin iPad app was handcrafted to provide the most engaging experience for our iPad users by shining a spotlight on the essential information they need throughout the day.

We know that our members use their iPads heavily during the morning and evening hours.This “Coffee & Couch” behavior is so pronounced that we designed our new app to make every professional feel like they have their own personal assistant. Imagine having one place where you can get all the info you need about who you’re meeting with that day, trending and timely news that is impacting your industry, who’s changed jobs and what your coworkers are sharing, liking, and commenting on. We’ve pulled all this for you, all in one place.

More about this calendar thing

Professionals live by their smartphones and iPads to manage their day. In particular, they constantly turn to their calendar to see when, where and who they are meeting. To help you understand “who” you are meeting with, the LinkedIn iPad app can sync with your device calendar to incorporate rich Linkedin profile data about each attendee.

With the LinkedIn iPad app you are one tap away from learning about things you have in common with the people you are about to meet, like common connections, work experiences, and schools; probably helps to know what they look like as well. Now you’ll have something more important to talk about than the weather (of course, if you need a weather update, we’ve included that in the app as well).

We like our calendar feature so much we decided to also include it with our LinkedIn iPhone (iOS 5+ required) and Android apps. It’s there now, so check it out.

and if that wasn’t enough...

Your professional dashboard also contains all of the features you’ve come to enjoy on our mobile products - updates, news, groups, who’s viewed my profile, your LinkedIn profile, search, Inbox and much more. Besides the all-ubiquitous search box to help you find professionals on LinkedIn, our iPad app is broken down into three main areas:

1) All Updates: Get a snapshot of your professional updates, news, and information all in one place

2) You: Access your profile, connections and activity dashboard with a quick swipe

3) Inbox: Send and receive your LinkedIn invitations and messages in one place

You can also find us on the web. In addition to our iPad app, we are rolling out a new mobile web experience for the Safari browser on iPad. Try it here:

What’s next?

Today, our new iPad app is available in English. The mobile team is working hard to bring localized experiences to you and we are always looking into new ways to enhance our mobile experience - wherever our members work.

Lot’s more to come. We look forward to hearing from you about our latest release. Let us know what you think by joining our Linkedin Mobile group.