LinkedIn Continues Mobile Push With SlideShare for iOS
LinkedIn has added another standalone app to its growing mobile portfolio.
The company rolled out an iPhone version of SlideShare, the presentation-sharing platform acquired by LinkedIn in 2012.
SlideShare’s iOS app was built completely with Swift, the programming language Apple introduced at this year’s WWDC — a first for the company.
“Apple used some new features to help developers make beautiful apps for bigger screen sizes and bigger screens are made for presentations,” Andri Kristinsson, LinkedIn’s mobile product manager for SlideShare, told Mashable. “Bigger is beautiful on mobile.”
The new SlideShare for IOS works in landscape mode.
Like the Android app, which launched earlier this year, SlideShare’s iOS app creates a personalized feed of presentations, documents and infographics based based on the what’s trending among those in your network. Users can also subscribe to topics like social media, education or business.
The iPhone app also takes advantage of iOS 8’s ability to add third-party widgets to the today section in the IOS notification menu. The widget will surface two “SlideShares of the Day,” that will be tailored to each user’s feed and interests.
The iOS app is currently iPhone only but Kristinsson said an iPad version is also in the works.
LinkedIn has been doubling down on mobile of late and the social network now has seven standalone mobile apps and the company has previously said it expects to reach its “mobile” moment— where more than half of their traffic comes from mobile— later this year.
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