Professional Networking service LinkedIn which is pretty popular amongst professionals and executives has released the first version of their mobile app for Blackberry phones. Since a lot of corporate users might be using a BB handheld , this app should help them stay in touch on LinkendIn. The iPhone app was launched recently and looked pretty impressive. One of the coolest things about the Blackberry app is the integration with BlackBerry email, calendar and contacts applications.
“With the addition of the application for BlackBerry to our broader suite of mobile applications, LinkedIn is available to more business people than any other professional network in the world,” said Adam Nash, vice president of search and platform products, LinkedIn. “This is an important step in our strategy to deliver business productivity tools to our members wherever their work takes them.”
You can see how the integration works in the screenshot below where you can choose to view the linkedin profile of the contact right from the BB Contacts Menu
Key Features of the Blackberry App
- Search: Prepare for any meeting by quickly accessing LinkedIn profiles.
- Messages: Enables users to manage their LinkedIn inboxes on the go.
- Network Updates: Stay connected to the professional conversation.
- Connections: Make new connections away from the computer.
- Invitations: Send invites to new connections to build professional networks.
- Reconnections: Users receive recommendations of who they may want to add to their professional networks.
“The LinkedIn application leverages the always-on capabilities of the BlackBerry platform to enable easy and timely access to information for mobile users. Deep integration between the LinkedIn app and core communications apps on the BlackBerry smartphone also allows for a very productive and intuitive user experience,” said Tyler Lessard, vice president, global alliances and developer relations, Research In Motion.
Download LinkedIn v1.0 for Blackberry or you can grab it from the Blackberry App World
The LinkedIn application for BlackBerry smartphones is free to download and is compatible with BlackBerry Tour,Curve and Bold series running BlackBerry OS 4.3 or later. For Full integration with native blackberry apps you need to be running BlackBerry OS 4.6 or later.The app is available worldwide in English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese
Any one tried it ?