LinkedIn for Android hits open beta

LinkedIn has always served as a means of connecting business professionals to each other and finally, they have put out an Android version of their mobile application. Although only in beta for the time being, it is an open beta in which any LinkedIn user can get themselves into. The process is simple, just login to your LinkedIn account and apply for the LinkedIn for Android group (opens in new tab). However, it does have a few caveats:

  • Your phone must be running Android 2.1 or higher to install the application
  • Your phone must support installing applications from sources other than the marketplace. [Ed. note: You AT&T folks can head to the Sideload Wonder Machine for help with that]

The UI is nice and simple and the app itself while basic still, provides you with most functions. You can view updates, check your connections and invitations and search through users. If you sign up, be sure to offer some feedback so the app can be improved upon. Thanks Obi! [WebProNews]

  • Sweet! I downloaded it earlier today and so far it works great.
  • No contact integration yet, which makes ConnectIn a better choice if you are willing to pay.
  • Hopefully its not as bad as the version I had (then uninstalled) on my iPhone back in the day...that app was useless.
  • hmm ... I hope it is better than their other mobile endeavors which were awful. I may wait and see what the reaction is.
  • Is there a way I can download it since I use AT&T (unfortunately)? I am running the latest OS and use a Motorola Backflip...??