LinkedIn’s Android app came out of beta and made it’s first appearance on the Android Marketplace today, bringing the business social network site’s content to mobile phone users around the world. With this release, the business social network is now accessible from the 3 major smartphone platforms – iPhone , BlackBerry and Android.
LinkedIn’s Android app was previously available as a beta version in December, 2010. That beta app had limited functionality such as the ability to browse profiles, accept network invitations and a somewhat rudimentary search feature.
This version (LinkedIn for Android 1.0) however, is very feature rich. We haven’t evaluated it yet, but according to a blog post by LinkedIn’s Sr. Product Manager Chad Whitney, the following major features are available on the Android App v1.0 released today.
- SEARCH. Search across over 100 million global professionals in the LinkedIn network and get results instantly.
- UPDATES. View and share key business intelligence and updates with your network of peeps.
- CONNECTIONS. Get quick access to any of your connections and send them a message instantly.
- INVITATIONS. Accept open invitations to connect with other members immediately.
- MESSAGES. Messaging is now fully integrated into your LinkedIn Inbox.
- RECONNECT. Get suggestions for new connections to you anytime, so you can build your network from anywhere, in near real-time.
If you are keen on giving feedback about the App, do join the LinkedIn for Android Group, and help them improve your Android App experience. Also let us know what you think in the comments section below!