iPhone/Android app news: LinkedIn gets revamp

'Significant' update brings new user interface

400 per cent increase in mobile usage sees LinkedIn rethink app offering.

Professional networking site LinkedIn has revamped its smartphone apps for Android and iPhone following a massive surge in mobile useage.

The 'Facebook for career people' service has debuted a brand new smartphone UI, which groups the app's functionality into four major segments.

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You can browse Updates, Inbox, your profile and your network by hitting the stacked cards icons on the application's homescreen. The your network portion of the app features the groups you're part of and also enables to you add contacts through LinkedIn's 'people you may know' feature.

It also displays the latest news via the LinkedIn Today news aggregator in an attractive carousel.

LinkedIn says the new apps, which also allows its 120m members to share your own updates more easily, are anything between two and ten times faster across the board.

You can download the new and improve LinkedIn app for iPhone and Android from the respective App Stores now and you can get a good look at the improved UI and functionality in the video below.

LinkedIn also debuted a new HTML5 mobile site following a 400 per cent year-on-year surge in mobile use.

Link: LinkedIn (via TechCrunch)