LinkedIn has made a new version of its iPhone app available, LinkedIn for iPhone 3.0 (free, iTunes link). The app sports significant UI and performance upgrades. As Ben Parr notes over on Mashable, the UI is reminiscent of Facebook’s updated iPhone app (and of the iPhone itself), with 12 large icons on a customizable home screen.
The app is very easy to use. Particular attention has been paid to the search interface, which makes it simple to find people, whether they are a connection of yours or not — I could see it being useful for calling up contact details while in meetings, for example.
A neat feature is the “In Person” functionality that lets you quickly connect to other people who also have the LinkedIn app via Bluetooth.
If you use LinkedIn and have an iPhone, it’s definitely worth downloading, even if you think you’ll be only an occasional user.