31 May 2016
New and Improved! Yes, that's how LinkedIn tweaked their mobile app for Android and iPhone. Here we review how this upgrade has turned out to be effective and efficient while you use this professional networking Web site.
Let's see how the new modified navigation, actually works out in a smarter way for your LinkedIn needs on a daily basis.
Interface: For starters, the LinkedIn mobile app has a beautiful interface. Even though it may have a striking resemblance to the UI of Facebook, its function to access professional information on the go is smooth and swift. It offers almost all frequently used features but lacks weak search capabilities and a lack of powerful tools for research.
On Streaming: The stream serves status updates, posts, news, job adjustments and group posts etc. Proving to be handy as one stays informed no matter where they are.
And according to the app's developers, LinkedIn gives out a new and unique experience depending on how one uses the app. For example, working process for the stream selects top stories since the user's last visit if they happen to be a rare user, and shows all of the most recent updates if they are a more regular user of the application.
Web Links: Web links however, turn into a web view within the app, unlike other social networking applications on the Android Platform. This is more common in the with the iOS ecosystem.
A lighter theme with an omission to the distracting animation is not only soothing to look at but retains focus for those who are browsing information on the website.
The Sleek Sliding Menu: The sliding menu is simple and elegant, and at the same time, has quick shortcuts to all of LinkedIn's necessary functions. Messaging and notifications have been smartly placed on the top of the menu. The menu itself consists of shortcuts to the news feeds (home), user's profile and notifies people they should be linking with.
Making Users Feel Special: A lot of emphasis has been laid on the user's experience. Top stories, new connections and suggested jobs are placed on the opening for the users of the news feed, not only that but it also offers shortcuts on the sliding menu that can also be modified to your liking.
For an added personalized touch the app has branched out in languages like English, German, Spanish, French, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese etc.
Overall the omissions made can be questionable, it may make some relieved and the others rather furious. But understanding that it is to deliver important information on the go, this does offer all that, right at the tip of your fingertips.