LinkedIn for Windows Phone 7

LinkedInFinally LinkedIn have released their Windows Phone 7 (WP7)app and in the short time I have been using it, I can say it is really polished and fluid application. I have read some reviews of the iPhone version vs the WP7 version and users that have tried both out are coming down in favour of he WP7 version.

Having used both myself I can totally agree with them, in that the WP7 is a lot better laid out as well as some great functionality, like the Metro UI Live Tiles.

“LinkedIn for Windows Phone makes it easy to get on-the-go access to your professional network and all the rich LinkedIn insights to help you be great at what you do. You can find and connect with millions of professionals worldwide, quickly access a real-time update stream with news and information from your professional connections, read timely news impacting your industry, keep up-to-date with your professional groups, search for jobs, and follow your favorite companies’ news.”

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The WP7 version also offers a few things the iOS version does not in that you have listings for Companies and Jobs, the companies option will be useful for many I would imagine as social networking is what LinkedIn is all about.

Overall in the short time I have used this new app, I have found it to be a great first release and hope for more functions in later releases.

Do please let me know your thoughts on the Windows Phone version vs the iOS version if you have used both?

Read the full LinkedIn blog post HERE

Facebook enters the “app” market

FacebookFacebook have announced their entrance into the “app” (application) marketplace, the apps that are going to be on the “App Center” will all have a connection to the user using Facebook compatible apps via their mobile device (iOS and Android).

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“Today, we’re announcing the App Center, a new place for people to find social apps. The App Center gives developers an additional way to grow their apps and creates opportunities for more types of apps to be successful.

In the coming weeks, people will be able to access the App Center on the web and in the iOS and Android Facebook apps. All canvas, mobile and web apps that follow the guidelines can be listed. All developers should start preparing today to make sure their app is included for the launch.

A place to find great apps
For the over 900 million people that use Facebook, the App Center will become the new, central place to find great apps like Draw Something, Pinterest, Spotify, Battle Pirates, Viddy, and Bubble Witch Saga.

Everything has an app detail page, which helps people see what makes an app unique and lets them install it before going to an app.”

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The App Center will be available in the coming weeks, which will allow any potential developers wishing to use this social network within their app to develop and submit it.

Read the full article at the Facebook blog HERE