LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, connecting you to your trusted contacts and helping you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. It is one of my must-have apps on mobile. I have taken some time to play around with the LinkedIn for Windows Phone 7 app, and here present my experience with it.
On launching the app, you are presented with updates from your connections. By using the menu here and almost everywhere else in the app, you can also post your updates, search the network, add new connections, and access settings from this landing page. Swiping to the left presents an array of boxes featuring the following: LinkedIn Today, Groups, Inbox (and invitations), Companies, and Jobs.
LinkedIn today brings you top news, lets you save articles for reading later, and presents recommended topics for your convenience.
There is a “You” hub that presents your profile, who has viewed your profile, people you may know, your recent activity, and your connections. The implementation runs deep enough such that you can view the profile of say someone who recently became a connection, view their profile, experience, education, and skills, as well as pin that person to the homepage as a tile, and send them a message.
The You hub also lets you view your recommendations from other LinkedIn users.
The LinkedIn for Windows Phone app is a lovely, usable and feature-rich job. It is well designed in the fluid and elegant format of the Windows Phone platform and feels very much like an integral part of the OS. The app version that I reviewed is Version 1.0.