Social network LinkedIn on Friday rolled out a new iPad app which provides LinkedIn users with the ability to take advantage of the new iPad’s “retina display” while accessing most major functions found on the company’s website.
Currently serving more than 150 million users per month users formerly had to download the iPhone version of the program to gain mobile access, an option that was not optimized for iPad use.
Once installed users will notice the “in” button in the top left corner which will guide them through a simple and effective tutorial which explains the new iPad based application, allows users to filter through updates and much more.
The biggest upgrade to the company’s mobile strategy is likely the addition of more activity in the users home stream. The new app includes LinkedIn news, Dow Jones monitory, a calendar box that pulls from your Apple calendar and more.
The LinkedIn iPad app is also able to pull in your connections’ Twitter accounts if they have chosen to share those accounts within their own LinkedIn accounts.
With a layout similar to Flipboard (newspaper style) that makes for easy story retrieval and an interface with lots of white space the program is definitely a move forward for social media tablet apps.
In the meantime LinkedIn iPhone app users who choose to upgrade the app on their iPad devices will be given the choice to update rather than re-download the entirely new mobile application.
Give the LinkedIn iPad app a try today and let us know what you think.