LinkedIn for Android Phones

For almost a year now, LinkedIn has offered apps for mobile users on nearly every major phone platform – except Android. Today, this changes as LinkedIn launched LinkedIn for Android. The LinkedIn app for Android phones, currently still in beta, provides Updates from your connections, a list of your Connections, Invitations, and the ability to Search. You can also view your own profile.

LinkedIn for Android is available for Android phones running Android OS 2.1 or higher. The app isn’t available in Android Marketplace yet. To get it, you must join the LinkedIn for Android group on LinkedIn, which is a subgroup of LinkedIn Mobile. You then visit http://m.linkedin.com/android from your Android phone.

LinkedIn for Android covers the basic functions of LinkedIn, and is especially useful to get in touch with your connections. Via the Connections page, you can easily call or email any of your contacts. It is also easy to add connections, which is very useful to avoid forgetting to connect directly after a business meeting or luncheon. The remainder of LinkedIn for Android is still very bare-bones and seems to be an attempt to compete with Facebook. (But at this point, what social networking app isn’t?)

Does an Android app make LinkedIn more useful, or is this a must-have feature for any company wanting to compete in the social networking space?

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  • Anonymous

    Still downloading, can’t wait to try it on my laptop. My Linux is being uncooperative as of current

  • Anonymous

    One thing is for sure MSFT has a massive developer network. I recently finished managing a development effort using .NET3.5 and WPF. The development timeline was fast and using an agile method allowed the team to get a product to market quickly. How quickly can the dev. community can adapt and migrate the massive base of programs already in production to apps that are cross platform capable? This will be very important because there is a lot of competition for market share right now and with PC manufacturers dumping hardware units it seems that MSFT stranglehold may finally slip in the years to come at the enterprise workstation level. More and more people want to be untethered from the legacy PC. Someone needs to make the PC platform sleek and sexy in order to compete with consumers and users that are tired of noisy fans, burning laps, clunky cases and flaky hardware drivers

  • http://twitter.com/glyakk glyakk

    I am actually quite excited about this, and I am not even a Windows user.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simeon-Latham/1676263153 Simeon Latham

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