Linkedin Refreshes Mobile Site; Updates iPhone App

Linkedin Refreshes Mobile Site; Updates iPhone App

LinkedIn has relaunched its mobile website and updated its app for iPhones and Android handsets as it seeks to engage more mobile users.

Linkedin has 11 million members in India; the company did not reveal the number of mobile users.

The professional networking site has included access to Groups, which was not previously available on mobiles. The other fresh update is support of HTML5, which enables more interactivity and richer content in the form of video and audio content.

The newly updated iPhone app (version 4) is on iTunes Store. The Android app reflects a minor update dated July 3, 2011 but the company has confirmed it has also been updated today.

Linkedin says it has rebuilt its software to increase speeds and simplify user interfaces for its mobile users. For the first time, members now have access to their groups as part of the mobile experience. Users will also be able to view updates and news via LinkedIn Today, the magazine launched earlier this year. The inbox and access to profiles, connections, etc have also been re-engineered to make the overall experience easier.

LinkedIn says page views on mobiles have risen by four times in the past year. The India Country Manager Hari Krishnan had recently told in an interview, "The Indian influence has ensured growth in the mobile space."

Recently, LinkedIn launched a new plug-in, 'Apply with LinkedIn' so job seekers can submit their LinkedIn profile for job opportunities directly on an employer's website.

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