LinkedIn Launches New Contacts App

by Christopher Freeburn | April 26, 2013 11:33 am

LinkedIn sign 630 300x199 LinkedIn Launches New Contacts App[1]On Thursday, LinkedIn (NASDAQ:LNKD[2]) debuted a new mobile app[3].

Linkedin Contacts draws contact information from users’ email, digital address books, calendars and — of course — LinkedIn accounts, and displays contact information using filters to group contacts using various parameters. The app is currently available for devices running Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL[4]) iOS, but the company says it will debut a version for devices running Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG[5]) Android OS in the future, Wired notes.

The app does not draw contact information from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB[6]) or Twitter accounts, which tend to focus on friends rather than business contacts.

Users can set reminders for specific contacts, including birthdays. It will also notify users when a contact changes jobs.

Earlier this month, LinkedIn purchased mobile reader Pulse[7] for $90 million.

Shares of LinkedIn fell fractionally in Friday morning trading.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/LinkedIn_sign_630.jpg
  2. LNKD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=LNKD
  3. debuted a new mobile app: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/04/linkedin-contacts-launches-to-help-you-keep-up-with-your-professional-relationships/
  4. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  5. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  6. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  7. purchased mobile reader Pulse: http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/linkedin-gets-mobile-religion-buys-pulse/

Source URL: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/linkedin-launches-new-contacts-app/
Short URL: http://invstplc.com/1foQnCu