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Old Jun 18, 2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Apple Planning LinkedIn Integration for iOS 7




Apple appears to be building LinkedIn integration into iOS 7, though the feature is not active in the beta of iOS 7 that was released to developers last week. It is said to look similar to the social network integration that iOS currently sports for Facebook and Twitter.

Apple supposedly included Facebook integration in an early build of iOS 5, but it didn't make it into the final build because of failed negotiations between the two companies. Facebook integration was built into iOS 6.

9to5Mac, which originally reported the story, says iOS 7 users will be able to post content directly to LinkedIn via a share sheet. Apple has already announced LinkedIn integration for OS X Mavericks, so it would make sense to see similar integration in iOS 7.

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Old Jun 18, 2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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Can't say I see this being all that useful. I'm fairly sure most of us post stuff to LinkedIn much less frequently than Facebook or Twitter. Unless you read a lot of business or industry articles most of us don't post much there at all. With over 1000 contacts on LinkedIn, I still don't see a lot posted to it on a daily basis.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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All I want is an API that allows me to share content to any app that can be used for sharing.I do not think it is hard, Apple.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 06:46 PM   #5
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Seems like a waste. There is absolutely nothing that ever needs to be shared to linkedin that would go on facebook or twitter.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 06:46 PM   #6
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Nobody cares.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 06:48 PM   #7
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+1

I could care less about linked in integration!

APPLE...stop wasting time on bloated useless
Crapware and give me freakin missing features!

Like the last reply, I want

app document Sharing!
And:
QUICK REPLY!
Actionable notifications
More gestures

Apple, please take care of your base customers
With features that should have been implemented for years or I'm switching
To android. I need productivity, not gimmicks
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:02 PM   #8
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:03 PM   #9
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What is the point of LinkedIn?
I don't understand linking with your coworkers and friends.
I don't understand publicizing your resume.<This maybe my problem.

I barely use Facebook. Mainly to connect with people who i enjoy chatting with but are too far away to hang out with. I'm also on a night schedule rather than their 8-5.

Can someone enlighten me its use?
The only reason I have used it (before having to have an account to view a profile and listing who has seen your profile) was to find info on a person.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:03 PM   #10
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All I want is an API that allows me to share content to any app that can be used for sharing.I do not think it is hard, Apple.
yep. Every year Apple does not add it they fall farther behind. Right now they are what 5 years behind Android in that department. Even father behind blackberry.
Hell even WP already has that.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:14 PM   #11
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All linked in ever did was STEAL my contacts about a year ago. Last thing I want to see integrated are these sorry thieves.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:22 PM   #12
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:30 PM   #13
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I actually have twice as may LinkedIn connections as Facebook friends. And very little (10, maybe) overlap. I keep work "friends" off of Facebook. But will connect with customers, headhunters, coworkers, etc. on LinkedIn.

Adding it is likely very little overhead (or bloat). And makes sense. To be honest, I like it. And I am not surprised it will hit both OSs. I have a feeling that we will see more features that are in one in both. Perhaps even this fall. I think that iOS is further behind, thus a lack of commitment to features not yet fully baked. I honestly can believe that they would add quick replies to Mavericks and NOT iOS. And maybe it won't come in iOS 7, but it WILL come by iOS 8.

We have reached the point in mobile that each OS will start picking up the parts they had lower on the priority chart. The beginning was about differentiation. Now? The perceived missing features.

Exciting times, and I am glad to be living it.

On a side note: webOS was "ahead" of its time. I think it was super ambitious for a 1.0 and HP had zero clue what to do with it.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:32 PM   #14
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What is the point of LinkedIn?
I don't understand linking with your coworkers and friends.
I don't understand publicizing your resume.<This maybe my problem.

I barely use Facebook. Mainly to connect with people who i enjoy chatting with but are too far away to hang out with. I'm also on a night schedule rather than their 8-5.

Can someone enlighten me its use?
The only reason I have used it (before having to have an account to view a profile and listing who has seen your profile) was to find info on a person.
Headhunters use it as a tool to scout for candidates.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:36 PM   #15
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If it is as unintrusive as FB or Twitter integration when not used, by all means, integrate away Apple! It would be nice to those who use it a lot!
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:41 PM   #16
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Seems like a waste. There is absolutely nothing that ever needs to be shared to linkedin that would go on facebook or twitter.
Said the person who had zero business contacts. For me, this is moderately useful. For a few friends of mine, this is invaluable.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:46 PM   #17
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Waste of coders time Really

Apple time to start giving us reason to stay with the platform and eco system . Stop adding other companies crap . start building your own better please .
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:48 PM   #18
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I second the idea of having a way to share to instagram and others. It should be as seamless as google android phones which have a share all type function. Where you can share to almost any app, as long as you install that program.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 07:52 PM   #19
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Said the person who had zero business contacts. For me, this is moderately useful. For a few friends of mine, this is invaluable.
How? Can you give details how this is invaluable? Please.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 08:11 PM   #20
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How? Can you give details how this is invaluable? Please.
For my part, I run an advertising agency and most of my clients are Australian. I linked to people they linked to, they saw that people they knew had endorsed my agency for certain skills and they got in touch. Over the past twelve months I would say that LinkedIn has probably upped our turnover by around 40%, and financially speaking it has been incredible.

That's why it annoys me when others on the forum say 'who cares?' Some people do care, a lot, yet too many people on here think that their opinion counts for everyone just because they don't use it. I don't use use Facebook but I'm not narrow minded enough to whinge at Apple's integration.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 08:39 PM   #21
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All I want is an API that allows me to share content to any app that can be used for sharing.I do not think it is hard, Apple.
EVERYONE the sharing API already exists in iOS 6. Download Tumblr or YouTube and go to the camera roll and hit the share button.....they are both there.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 08:48 PM   #22
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Well maybe it'll get me to update my LinkedIn more often. Thing is never up to date.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 08:50 PM   #23
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LinkedIn may be useful for some, but I think Instagram integration would be more useful for the masses.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 10:12 PM   #24
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Yeah, I'm not big on LinkedIn either. I use it whenever I need more work (as I do currently), but otherwise I never really touch it except maybe to update my work info now and then. I'm certainly not posting pictures or status updates to it.

I personally am hoping for Flickr integration, though I guess Instagram would be useful for the kids (get off my lawn).
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 10:54 PM   #25
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Those saying they see little use for LinkedIn or that it's worthless likely don't have great paying jobs or work in a very professional environment. For those of us that do, it's a very important tool. Not only does it allow you to keep in contact with all kinds of business contacts but it's also one of the best ways to find a new and even better paying job. It allows us to network with people that can help us land that director or VP position at the company we want to be at. It allows us to keep up with industry news from those that are actually in the industry rather than the jumble of news you get elsewhere. The quality of items shared on LinkedIn has been shown to be much much higher than that on other sites like Facebook or Twitter. Anyone making over $60k/yr and not making use of LinkedIn is missing out on the chance for a much better paying job and being generally better at your job (those making less than that too but it tends to be even better the higher up you are).
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