LinkedIn today (April 18, 2013) released a significant update to their iOS and Android mobile clients. By dumping their old HTML5 client in favor of one more native, LinkedIn is now able to take advantage of many design elements otherwise not available. The old HTML5 client experienced many memory issues that many users complained about.
According to the LinkedIn blog, the update was designed to "make it easier for our members to quickly discover and engage with the rich professional insights being shared across LinkedIn to help them make smarter decisions from wherever they may be working. We’ve designed the new LinkedIn mobile phone app for every professional, with a richer and more engaging stream and more personalization features."
The iPhone and Android apps offer more personalization options than their old one with a brand new navigation page. By swiping your main homepage right you will find a selection of preloaded options that allow for quick navigation to your groups, notifications, messages, options and more.
Further, you have the ability to add additional content you want to add to your new navigation screen. Click on "Add Shortcut", and you may choose from a list of additional (inactive) options.
To remove options you do not wish, use "Tap and Hold". After a short time you will find an "X" appear next to your options. Click on the "X". This will move the item from the active list, moving it to the "inactive" list.
Let us know what you think of the update! We'd love to hear!