For many, LinkedIn is one of their main social networks, and for those heavily involved with business online, it's perhaps an essential part of how you go about your day. Last July, LinkedIn introduced Connected for iOS users, a new approach to the age old contacts app, only this time it was all about the contacts on from your LinkedIn network. Finally, LinkedIn have launched the app for Android, it only took about six months, but at least it's finally here, we suppose .
Much like the iOS version, Connected is more about interacting with contacts on the move rather than just looking up their details. It simplifies much of the LinkedIn experience for those on the move, like the ability to send congratulations to a colleague that's landed a new job or hit a milestone. It's also a nice way of keeping track of your meetings with other LinkedIn members and such. It uses the same sort of card interface which launched on iOS last Summer, and unsurprisingly it seems to make more sense here on Android. It also looks like LinkedIn have taken the time to embrace Material Design here as there are touches of it throughout the app.
Connected is basically LinkedIn's attempt to speed up the network and make it easier for users to connect while on the move. It's definitely a nice new addition and is far less bulky than the main LinkedIn app is. It's available right now from the Play Store and joins the network's other apps like Pulse. Often referred to as "the Facebook of work", LinkedIn has never been more relevant with so many people using the internet to connect and build networks they rely on and Connected is the next step in getting people to keep interacting on a regular basis, with LinkedIn saying just a few minutes a day will help you build your network up.