LinkedIn Launches New Contacts App

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

LinkedIn LNKD[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.

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