Other LinkedIn Android Apps
There are a few other options available in the Android Market for anyone looking to access LinkedIn on their Android phone.
DroidIn – this app is also in beta and provides similar functionality to the official app. It is easy to use and seems to work fairly well, although user reviews do complain of force closes. There’s a Pro version which is ad free. I prefer the look of the official app, and since this doesn’t really appear to offer anything extra, there isn’t much incentive to try it. [Download Link]
There are a couple of other LinkedIn apps, for example, LinkedIn 2 Mail allows you to create an e-mail based on your profile for job applications, but it’s not pretty. There’s also ConnectIn which is supposed to allow you to sync your LinkedIn contacts to your Android address book, but there are user reviews complaining it doesn’t work.
A few manufacturers and mobile phone carriers are starting to offer integration for LinkedIn along with Twitter and Facebook in one big social media stream. I’m not convinced this would be useful for everyone, because one of the best things about LinkedIn is that it keeps your business life separate from your social networking. Still, if you are interested, the options I spotted include LinkedIn for Timescape (Sony Ericsson) and Vodafone Update Plus (Vodafone).