April 18, 2013 10:25am
LinkedIn has updated its mobile apps for Android and iOS with a new design and an emphasis on photos and stories.
The new app ditches the HTML5 wrapper the company previously used with its apps in favour of completely native experiences, built specifically for each platform. For non-iOS or Android users, the mobile web version has also been redone.
The new workflow includes a left-side navigation bar, common now in many apps from Facebook to Rdio. This makes it much easier to get to various sections of the app, and leaves the home screen for content. The new app also mimics Facebook in its focus on followers’ content, allowing you to like, comment or follow users from the update stream.
The social network for professionals, with an emphasis on job finding and virtual introductions, the new app also allows you to follow “influencers,” or high-profile users that share content on the service. The new native interface should also give LinkedIn a better foundation on which to integrate Pulse, the newsreader app it recently purchased for an estimated $90 million.
Via: LinkedIn Blog