|Fig 1 - Simple welcome page|
"The new experience re-imagines LinkedIn for the iPad, taking full advantage of Multi-touch and the new Retina display. We aspire to be the place where every professional comes throughout the day. A place where members come to gather important business intelligence and insights to be great at what they do."
The most impressive pages for me are within the "Updates" area of the site. This lays out a combination of stories from the web you may be interested in with stories your connections have "liked" or actively promoted. This is presented in a two column magazine style format that you can simply flick through by swiping across the tablet. There is just enough information to give you an overview and tease you in to read more. Fig 2 below shows articles on the Government Constriction Summit, Green Roofs and BIM Objects. As LinkedIn knows what subjects I am interested in and what my connections promote - it is all relevant to me.
It must be said, that the presentation of this information is completely different to what you see on your PC or Mac - it is perfect for a tablet device - and that's what makes it special.
|Fig 2 - New articles you like and your connections like - newspaper style|
|Fig 3 - The LinkedIn Groups are a pleasure to browse|
|Fig 4 - The discussion threads are laid out nice and clearly|
|Fig 5 - Potential connections are presented like a desktop of business cards|
|Fig 6 - The personal page gives a clear overview of any connection|
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