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LinkedIn for BlackBerry – Stay Mobile, Be Connected!

March 30, 2010

That’s right! The most anticipated social application has finally come to its rightful home; on BlackBerry! Even though its been in the works, initially by LinkedIn internal developers, for almost a year – let me just say its worth the wait. This is a collaboration and between LinkedIn and RIM specifically for the BlackBerry clientele.

If any social app that can stand the test of time and was fully meant to bridge the gap between the personal cloud existence & the professional inter/outer office communication for the masses its LinkedIn.

LinkedIn BB Logo

Without further waiting for those of you that are jonesing get it here: LinkedIn for BlackBerry. To email yourself the LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Download

LinkedIn Download

This is version release 1.0.0. Let get right into it shall we?! First off when you download the application you’ll get prompted for the installation with the options to set modified permissions.

LinkedIn Permissions_1

LinkedIn Permissions_1

LinkedIn Permissions_2

LinkedIn Permissions_2

Then after complete installation it’ll ask you to reboot your BlackBerry “Reboot Now” or “Reboot Later” on BlackBerry there is the choice.

Some issues you’ll find when trying to logon to the LinkedIn application is that its set to use WAP first. Even if you disable Auto to uncheck this and have a WiFi connection it doesn’t allow you to logon successfully – I’ve countless times today have logged onto a WinXP via FireFox/Internet Explorer 6/7/8, and on Mac Snow Leopard via Safari and STILL cannot logon on my BlackBerry. Your mileage may vary but this is the very FIRST issue LinkedIn developers need to fix and FAST!

Secondly, they need to have this deployed on AppWorld and FAST! The benefits is for users to archive the download to be re-installed should a replacement or hardware upgrade occurs – no longer the need to backup url for ota downloads.

Third is this app is begging for refinement – should a user forget their password; eliminate the NEED to open the browser on their computer or on the handheld (HH) to logon to the site, change the password, get an email sent to them, then authenticate on the site and then connect, and then enter it on the app. 3 simple steps, integrate Forgot Password in the app. Then have it prompt the link directly authenticate and send the email directly to the integrated email on the HH and that is clicked via a link which loads the app. Once loaded and logged in a specific Menu > Options to change password where the temp pw is NOT required.

Also there NEEDS to be a way to EDIT your profile directly from this app and correctly update (with the standard font of course – possible integrate with spell checking using the BB API for this).

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for an update.

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