Last Wednesday (April 25) saw LinkedIn finally release an iPad application. Building upon the existing iPhone version, the app boasts some neat new features.
Key among these features is the incorporation of your calendar data with information about the people you’re meeting with. The information is gathered from both LinkedIn and Twitter, although Facebook has been omitted. The thinking behind this latest addition is to make using the app part of your regular morning read, preparing you for upcoming meetings by seeing what is happening in the world of those you’re due to meet with. It is a clever idea and one that will make LinkedIn’s users frequent the site much more regularly.
The presentation is also beautiful. Information is clearly and vividly presented, showing not only your calendar, but the most discussed topics/articles and recent job changes by those in your network. These last two features are carried over from the pre-existing iPhone build of the app, although certainly look a lot better with more real estate on the screen.
Interested in trying it for yourself? Then download LinkedIn for iPad here