LinkedIn Quick Tip: iPhone App Introduces New Gesture Features

LinkedIn rolls out a new update to its iPhone app that simplifies the news browsing experience with the flick of a finger.

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Tue, May 24, 2011

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Back in March, LinkedIn rolled out "LinkedIn Today," a beta social news service that aggregates the top headlines and stories related to your industry, based on what your connections share.

When LinkedIn subsequently adapted LinkedIn Today for the iPhone, developers "focused on keeping the interaction model simple by leveraging familiar design patterns outlined in Apple's Human Interface Guidelines for the iPhone, says Frank Yoo, LinkedIn's mobile design lead.

Now, in its first update since the launch of LinkedIn Today, users can navigate the iPhone app via new gestures that LinkedIn says are "more fluid and natural." If you don't want to learn the new navigation gestures, you can still use the standard navigation controls to browse the news on the app.Here's what you need to know about the iPhone app updates and step-by-step instructions on how to employ the new gestures.

How to Navigate Between Articles as You Read

Start by selecting "News" from the LinkedIn home screen on your iPhone, then tap the first article you want to read. To advance to the next article without having to backtrack to the first screen, do the following:

1. Scroll to the bottom of the screen.

2. Once you're at the bottom, pull up the screen until you see a headline preview of the next article below.


3. Lift your finger from the screen, and the article that you previewed will load.

[Want more LinkedIn tips, tricks and analysis? Check out CIO.com's LinkedIn Bible.]

This gesture works in reverse, too. If you want to preview the article that appears before the one you're looking at, scroll to the top of the page and pull down until you see the article that preceeds it.

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