LinkedIn recently launched its 'LinkedIn Lite' Android app, which the company claims to be a faster and lighter version of its flagship app, in India.
Designed by LinkedIn's research and development team in Bengaluru, the Lite app is said to offer a more intuitive experience for users on Android's OS. The app is being introduced to Indian LinkedIn members first, since the Android accounts for 97% of India's smartphone market. India ranks in second place after the US, as having most LinkedIn members.
Akshay Kothari, LinkedIn's Country Manager for India said that the app is intended to provide fast data-light solutions for professionals in areas which have slow networks, and that the company hopes that the LInkedIn Lite app will democratize access to economic opportunity.
The app size is only 1MB and it reduces data usage by 80 per cent. All key features such as: jobs, messaging, network, news feed and search as all still available on the new app.
"Regardless of their device or location, we hope to level the playing field for all LinkedIn members so they can get closer to their dream jobs, grow their networks and become more successful," stated Kothari.
According to the company, both the LinkedIn mobile web version as well as the Android app should be launching in over 60 countries very soon.
The LinkedIn Lite app is available on Google Play Store.