I’ve stopped carrying business cards to networking events and conferences cos I can connect with folks when I meet with them, thanks to LinkedIn’s iPhone app. The easiest way to do that was to find out their email and shoot them an invite through the app, but now we just launched v1.5 of the iPhone app that additionally allows you to navigate your Inbox (both messages and invites) on the iPhone when you’re on the go.
A far more robust Inbox pane that allows you to receive and send both invitations and messages. Here’s how it looks.
Clicking through a message is similarly gonna allow you to either reply to the individual, reply to all if it’s a group thread or archive the message. BTW, I scrubbed out the message contents in both the above and below screens for obvious reasons.
So, a quick summary of what you can do with LinkedIn’s iPhone app, besides the latest enhancement:
1. Browse Network Updates
2. Search the connections you have and search by keywords (associating the name to a picture definitely helps)
3. Update Status
Got iPhone? Here’s the download link for LinkedIn v1.5 on the iPhone.