A quick hands on with the newly updated LinkedIn app for BlackBerry smartphones

By James Richardson on 24 Oct 2012 04:37 pm EDT

We posted last night that Version 2.0 of the LinkedIn application had been released and now actually works, as opposed to the previous version which didn't seem to like any of my devices. This morning the update showed up for me so I swiftly downloaded it (for free) and it seems that they have made a pretty nice job of things. I clearly have nothing to compare it to but the user interface is friendly, crisp and smooth.

As you will see in the video - the main screen is made up of the 'LinkedIn Today' section at the top and then followed by recent updates. Clicking on the LinkedIn icon in the top left corner takes you to a nice page made up of four large tiles. These are updates, You, Inbox and Network.

Connecting with people and sharing an update works perfectly however I'm not convinced it is perfect as there are no notifications that come with the app, or if there are they do not work. Thanks to a couple of the CrackBerry team members I have sent messages through the app and received an email response but nothing from the app itself. Notifications would be great, but at least we now have an app we can use. Oh well, one step at a time.

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A quick hands on with the newly updated LinkedIn app for BlackBerry smartphones


I must admit that I'm not a huge linkedin person and didn't expect much from the app but I was pleasantly surprised to see how great it was. Nice flow and pleasing to the eye.

Great review JamEs

I down loaded the app. It is the same as going to touch.linkedin.com in the BB browser.

At least the 1.5 version actually interacted with the BB contact app and updated photos of your contacts and other information.

Just download it & use it in my old 9700 BB (O/S 6). Currently it is functions much better than the previous one. Will update for any error found.

Did the company check this update in blackberry phones prior to release or....? I use linkedin desktop and it's good so why is it so s@it on mobile?

I have v1.5 on my smartphone and when I go yo BlackBerry AppWorld my only option is to delete LinkedIn. Even the can code on BlackBerry AppWorld takes me to v1.5 on my smartphone. What is RIM doing?

It is a nice looking app unlike most on the BB.

I couldn't see the app until I did a manual update of Blackberry app world on my device. Once that was complete had to install the new BB ID software?

Anyway, it is installed now and looks great.

How is this not avaliable for the 9810 and os 7.1??? WTF it shows up in app world but says its not avaliable????? #firstworldproblems I know.
But I have lost over 200 bbm friends in the last year due to lack of apps and better phones on android and iphone. I didn't want to believe it and I LOVE my blackberry but crap like this is starting to break me down. One of the top profesional apps for profesional networking and its updated but not avaliable for the newer blackberry phones??? UGH not sure I can wait for BB10, the negatives are piling up.

i cant install too, because is only available for "some" countries, i have a 9900 and a blackberry contract, but i cant install it....
blackberry is made things for us to go away forever...

I like the app, its very pleasant on the eyes and navigation is perfect. but I would like to see more features and some integration with the phone itself ie like someone stated earlier contact integration.

Can't you just download it from the linkedin website? Or someone provide the .cod file in one of the earlier posts. Search for it people.