The benchmark for mobile social networking was raised to new levels with Facebook 3.0 for iPhone. With a customizable home interface, multimedia upload and management capabilities, and dozens of new improvements and features, it got a lot of attention.
It looks like Facebook’s business counterpart, LinkedIn, has taken some lessons from Facebook 3.0. Earlier today, the company released the LinkedIn 3.0 update for iPhone. And like its Facebook counterpart, it boasts a lot of improvements.
An Overview of LinkedIn 3.0
If you’ve used the previous version of LinkedIn for iPhone, you’ll immediately notice the difference. The new interface is very similar to Facebook 3.0 in that it displays 12 icons on the homepage that provide shortcuts to features like the inbox, invitations, status updates, and profiles.
The update also improves LinkedIn 3.0’s search interface. The goal is to make it easy for you to find information on anybody you meet by bringing up profile information and mutual connections. There’s also a favorites feature to save profiles you may want to bring up again later.
Perhaps the coolest addition to LinkedIn 3.0 is the “In Person” feature. It’s a lot like the Bump iPhone app: using a bluetooth connection, you can transfer contact information and automatically connect with someone else almost instantly.
This upgrade is worthy of your download: it has a bunch of UI upgrades, added functionality, and some really innovative additions. Try it out, and let us know what you think of.