Yoono vice president of product management Todd Pringle contributed a guest post to the LinkedIn Blog detailing the integration of the professional networking service with the mobile social-aggregation app.
Highlights from Pringle’s post:
Here at Yoono, we’ve just launched the latest upgrade to our social-aggregation app, Yoono 7. It has many new features, but one of the things we are most excited about is (yes, you guessed right) LinkedIn integration! Our focus has always been deep integration with the most popular social networks (and instant-messaging services) rather than supporting 100 social networks in a half-baked way. For a while now, the missing link (sorry, had to pun) for us has been LinkedIn—it’s consistently been the most requested social-network addition from our users for over a year.
As professionals leverage their real-time social stream more and more for content discovery and relationship management, LinkedIn has become a must-have network for us. Thanks to the new open LinkedIn Platform, we’ve been able to deliver that in an extremely short amount of time.
For developers considering the LinkedIn platform, we can say with confidence that it’s been extremely easy to develop on. Within a couple days of getting our developer key, we’d completed our initial integration that enabled our users to view their LinkedIn updates stream, update their LinkedIn status, or view and search their LinkedIn contacts.
Yoono already leverages oAuth for other supported social-networking services such as Twitter, MySpace and FriendFeed, so it was a big bonus with LinkedIn’s embrace of oAuth, as well. We’re already working on designing additional features supported by LinkedIn and, most of all, we’re excited about the possibilities.