Social networking news is not limited to the latest acquisitions by the likes of Facebook; LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, is still generating headlines. The big news for iOS users is that the app has moved to version 5.0 and this latest version heralds, amongst other things, the arrival of the universal version of the app – so with LinkedIn 5.0, iPad users finally get an app that enables them to take advantage of their Retina display.
The iPhone version of the app had already come in for some praise, and the move to welcoming iPad owners to the folder looks set to head down the same path thanks to the great design that is prevalent through the interface. With tablet devices becoming increasingly common in the business world as tools of the trade, it’s good to see that apps are evolving to take this into account.
But there is more than this in the latest version of the app. There have also been changes made to the updates view that makes it easier to see what has been going on in your news feed and what your contacts have been up to. For iPad users the extra space is put to great use, but even iPhone users have access to a wealth of useful information.
Anyone that uses LinkedIn on a regular basis to keep in touch with business contact and work colleagues will appreciate the new calendar integration. This comes in very handy when you are trying to schedule a meeting with others as it makes it possible to view information about the people that are going to be attending a particular meeting.
You can find out more and download a free copy of the app by paying a visit to the LinkedIn 5.0 review page.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk