LinkedIn for Android gets brand new user interface

LinkedIn’s user interface was never the greatest work of art on Android, but the company hopes to change all of that today with a great, new upgrade in the Google Play Store. Along for the ride is a completely revamped user interface that uses Holo elements that have been prominent in Android since Ice Cream Sandwich. Things are much cleaner and simpler to navigate, and the app looks like it actually belongs on the platform.

More than just the look and feel, the new LinkedIn puts more emphasis on the social and blogging aspects of the platform, further showing the new direction LinkedIn wants to take the company in order to appeal to more people. The app also has 15 different languages, including Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, English, German, Spanish, French, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish, Chinese (Traditional, Simplified), Turkish, Dutch and Norwegian.

If you’ve been waiting on this upgrade then you should make no delay in finding it in the Google Play Store. After all, it’s free and it’ll only consume a few megabytes — a small price to pay to keep up with your professional network on the go. Give it a shot.

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  • Ken Robinson

    Read the permissions and you’ll say “hell no” to adding this app on your phone!

    • malcmilli

      mind telling me what is says? I already have the app, but my life hasnt come crashing down yet. Just interested on what was the deal breaker for you because i didnt read the permissions.

      • Eyad (formerly CTownOL)

        I don’t have the app but from the Google Play listing (just use the web version’s “Permission” tab), the only big permissions they don’t use is the location ones…

    • Jason Farrell

      I don’t use it, but it’s a social app thats helps you link up with other “professionals”, so why act so surprised that it wants permission to read your contacts in order to make integration smoother?

      • Unorthodox

        These days LI is the primary tool recruiters find me. That is exactly why permissions don’t matter, unlike FB that didn’t bring me a single dime.

    • Go Hawkeyes

      I agree. Their mobile website works just fine. No need for an app with too many permissions.

  • Dan

    I got the app, works great, like the change. I don’t care about permissions tbh. As long as they don’t get my credit card info, who cares.

  • servo36

    thats great, but they need to support 2 step auth for their site….

  • Unorthodox

    It still sucks balls on a tablet.