So Linkedin has finally launched its very first iPad app this week and they have brought a whole new look and feel to the world’s leading business social media platform.

The calendar widget has to be the biggest new feature which is on the left side of your home updates screen. From here, providing you have given permission, it pulls in calendar appointments from your iPad and displays the profiles on Linkedin of the people you are meeting with.

The overall layout on the new iPad app is pretty cool as well. “This was a chance to go back to the drawing board,” says Mario Sundar, LinkedIn’s social media manager. “To design it for how people use the iPad: morning and night infotainment.”

It runs on a clean and simple interface with just three options, updates, profiles and inbox. You will now see updates and stories being presented almost as if they are on Flipboard.

The new app will also integrate with Google Calendar as well as Exchange calendar too.

This app has been a long time in development and it has been hugely anticipated. It’s finally here and well worth having a play around with if you happen to be a Linkedin devotee. If you are not one, well download it anyway as it’s a great tool for getting your morning news and arranging your day.

Linkedin now receives more than 22% of its traffic from mobile devices, a big increase on the 8% this time last year.

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