LinkedIn for iPhone

Posted by David Chism | Tue, Aug 25, 2009

LinkedIn, as I have explained in an ear­li­er post, is a fan­tas­tic net­work­ing tool for busi­ness own­ers and busi­ness exec­u­tives. It real­ly is a must” if you are try­ing to grow your busi­ness and seek to build con­nec­tions and rela­tion­ships local­ly or nation­wide. LinkedIns rec­om­men­da­tion tool is also very help­ful. You can ask friends, co-work­ers, for­mer employ­ers, etc. to write a brief rec­om­men­da­tion and use that as a sell­ing point when you are meet­ing with prospec­tive clients. LinkedIn has been acces­si­ble for the smart­phone indus­try for quite awhile at They have not released a Black­ber­ry Appli­ca­tion as of yet but have a good App for the iPhone. I still can­not under­stand why so many com­pa­nies build appli­ca­tions for busi­ness peo­ple using the iPhone first and not the Black­ber­ry. The iPhone is an incred­i­ble device, but there are still thou­sands, if not hun­dreds of thou­sands more Black­ber­ry busi­ness users than there are iPhone users. The iPhone has around 50,000 and count­ing Appli­ca­tions (Apps) while the Black­ber­ry has 5,000+ apps avail­able. What­ev­er the rea­son behind why LinkedIn cre­at­ed an iPhone App first, I do not know! I will say that the App is easy to use and very nice look­ing! My only thumbs down opin­ion of the iPhone LinkedIn App is that it does not have an inbox” installed. In oth­er words, you can­not send and receive mes­sages with­in this pro­gram. You still have to get on the mobile web­site or check your inbox from a reg­u­lar PC or Mac. Hey…we can’t have every­thing at our fingertips…Yet! I’m sure this fea­ture will be installed on a lat­er ver­sion. In the mean time, I hope a Black­ber­ry App for LinkedIn will come out soon! It has been over a year since the iPhone App was released.

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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