is focused on being a bona fide
social network, and to that end the company has created a new iPhone
app called LinkedIn Connected that promises to “take the work out of networking”, according to a LinkedIn announcement
“Connected gives you relevant, and timely, reasons to reach out and keep in touch with the people in your network,” reads the post penned by the company’s David Brubacher. The app can alert you to various happenings concerning people in your network, such as when they switch jobs or have a birthday.
It uses a card-like interface to make it easy to see quick info about people, and with anticipatory computing features and a synced calendar, you can get push alerts for learning more about your contacts before you, for example, step into a meeting with them.
LinkedIn made no mention of an Android version of the app.