April 14, 2014
Integration Gives Easy Access To Contacts, Calendar And More
Samsung and LinkedIn have linked up.
Announced late last week, the new Galaxy S5 smartphone comes equipped with an exclusive integration between the electronics giant and the social network aimed at professionals.
The app allows users to sync up with its LinkedIn account and access, easily, e-mail, calendars and contacts. Other users’ profiles, pictures, job titles and other features are all there once the sync is complete.
“Setup is also easy: simply download the LinkedIn app, authorize the native apps to sync with your LinkedIn account, and you’re ready to view rich information about the people with whom you are interacting, meeting, or e-mailing, such as their profile picture, job title, and work experience,” reads a LinkedIn blog post.
The move comes on the heels of a similar attempt by LinkedIn earlier this year.
As reported by TechCrunch, LinkedIn had planned an app called Intro but pulled it after there were security concerns in relation to how e-mails were intercepted. That app was geared toward iOS users while the new app on the Samsung product, obviously, is for Android users.
Samsung seems to recognize its significance, too. In a blog entry the company referred to the app as a “first-of-its-kind” and noted it is “helpful in so many ways.”
W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.