06-22-2017 04:41 PM
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  1. redmisfitx's Avatar
    They want developers to adopt UWP but don't do it themselves...
    zr2s10 and spazzmeister like this.
    06-13-2017 02:41 PM
  2. sinime's Avatar
    I'm sure there's an update in the works or something. UWP is the future MS is pushing for. Wouldn't be surprised if an article on this subject pops up on the WC front page lat
    06-13-2017 03:11 PM
  3. Sherif Hafez's Avatar
    Windows Phone LinkedIn app no longer available for download

    Windows Phone LinkedIn app no longer available for download
    06-17-2017 11:02 AM
  4. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Probably like what happened with Bank of America. What they *should* do is support the prior version until.new one is ready.
    TgeekB likes this.
    06-18-2017 01:14 PM
  5. Telescuffle's Avatar
    From what I can tell, no new app is in development. LinkedIn has just been removed without warning.
    06-19-2017 05:32 AM
  6. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Ow! Wonder what is up.




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    06-19-2017 09:33 AM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    It's kind of dumb that this update is only available for those who can get it.

    https://www.windowscentral.com/linke...an-even-get-it
    06-19-2017 05:50 PM
  8. John20212's Avatar
    Why link an article here and have the comments disabled. /facepalm
    Dave Sloan likes this.
    06-21-2017 09:43 AM
  9. WPWeasel's Avatar
    Par for the course sadly - the WP app situation is, and has been, a ****show for quite some time. It's gotten to the point now where they can't even get the messaging straight. App retirement notifications go out, are retracted, apps are updated and then removed from the store.

    It's just insult added to injury. The paucity of apps is bad enough without confusion surrounding what's available and what's not. It reflects very poorly on Microsoft and their store, even though they're probably just acting on the vendors request to remove said app.

    EDIT: I just remembered that Microsoft owns LinkedIn. So this farce is all on them. SMH.
    06-21-2017 09:54 AM
  10. Marekt77's Avatar
    The situation with LinkedIn really illustrates issues with Microsoft... They still have their iOS to UWP bridge, and since LinkedIn is now owned by Microsoft, you think they could have asked an intern or two to port the iOS app to UWP using their own bridge?!?!?!?! If the tech works as advertised this should have been a 2-4 week project.
    It would show that a) they still care about Windows Mobile and b) their tech works.
    Pulling the app, and replacing existing installs with just a web wrapper is just lazy and borderline incompetent.
    Heck they even own Xamarin now, how about announcing that the new LinkedIn App is going to be written in Xamarin, targeting all platforms and serving as a showcase for Xamarin technology...
    I seriously wonder what is going on over at Microsoft sometimes....
    saras112 and hedrek like this.
    06-21-2017 10:06 AM
  11. Ismail Mohd's Avatar
    Microsoft should make the Linkedin app available for both Windows Phone & Windows 10 desktop. Features should be the same as in Android and iOS.

    There should be a separate section in the Windows Store called 'Microsoft Apps' which contains all apps developed by Microsoft.

    All Microsoft apps which are on Android and iOS should also be made available on the Windows Store for both Windows Phone and Windows 10 desktop.
    Jackie Earley likes this.
    06-21-2017 10:10 AM
  12. LaVike's Avatar
    Actually shocked that this didn't happen before. I'm sure that MSFT will come out with a iOS and Android version and then say that their UWP app will come out in a couple of months. Isn't that their mantra?

    Of course the first sentence is sarcastic! Sadly, the rest is probably true.

    I have to believe that MSFT = Massively Screwed-up dis-Functional Team.

    Great people developing great products but the leaders do not have a clue.
    zr2s10 and Jackie Earley like this.
    06-21-2017 10:27 AM
  13. microsoft111's Avatar
    Is the mobile version of LinkedIn site not good enough? I always prefer using IE or Edge over app. Unless the website doesn't have feature.

    Bank of America app is the only option for check deposit they have. Bank of America doesn't have support for check deposit using the website on any platform.
    06-21-2017 10:33 AM
  14. Great deal's Avatar
    TBH it was a bit ****e
    06-21-2017 10:37 AM
  15. Olabode Ogunbodede1's Avatar
    its time to move on folks. so long windows mobile, windows phone, surface phone.
    06-21-2017 10:44 AM
  16. spazzmeister's Avatar
    I don't agree with the "something is better than nothing". If they have a UWP in the works let's get that. If they won't be supporting the app just pull it.

    It's certainly a refreshing flavour after months of MS being ambiguous about phone hardware and phone OS.
    Last edited by spazzmeister; 06-21-2017 at 12:26 PM.
    06-21-2017 11:00 AM
  17. RayWP7's Avatar
    I agree. They are obviously going to release a new UWP app. Unfortunately, the timing and messaging is, once again, terrible. Microsoft owns LinkedIn, it would not make any sense for them to abandon the platform - at all. Having said that, it could be that they just felt the existing app wasn't as feature rich and decided to pull it in favor of web wrapper until they develop something better. Other companies have done as much. The difference is that they have outright said those are the motivations. Personally, I always used web version as there were a few things the app wasn't capable of doing. Very different experience than, say, the iOS version.
    06-21-2017 11:39 AM
  18. CX1's Avatar
    Dear customer,

    F*** Y**.
    Jackie Earley likes this.
    06-21-2017 11:59 AM
  19. deadonthefloor's Avatar
    What some folks here have to realize about LinkedIn, is that Microsoft is letting them operate as an independent entity, like they did with Skype.

    LinkedIn's priorities are not necessarily Microsoft priorities and vice versa.

    While I agree it sucks to lose another high profile app, it won't be the last.
    06-21-2017 12:10 PM
  20. MatsuDano's Avatar
    You're telling me that a software developer/service provider acquisition from Microsoft is leading to a horrible and fragmented experience across other Microsoft products and services?

    Say. It. Ain't. So.

    I think MS does a great job in selecting other companies for acquisitions and mergers (most of the time, ahem, Nokia) but sometimes they just fall completely flat in translating the experience back into what should be a Microsoft unified experience.
    Jackie Earley and libra89 like this.
    06-21-2017 12:18 PM
  21. Jackie Earley's Avatar
    If they are indeed making a new app, then they need to communicate that. Pulling the app and not saying anything sends a very bad message. Since Microsoft now owns LinkedIn, they should be able to control when and how these things happen. If they were pulling the app due to it being old and wanting to focus resources on other things, explain it. If they were currently developing a newer version, explain that. I am constantly wondering what the heck MS is thinking with the constant bad messaging. How hard is it to communicate? One of your companies plans to shut down an app for your own platform? How difficult is it to send out a press release saying "At Microsoft, we want our users to experience the best we have to offer. The current LinkedIn app is not doing that and as of right now, our website provides the best experience available on Windows mobile devices. We are pulling the app for now until our new UWP version has been completed (or we have no plans for a new app for Windows)". I just pulled that our of my arse, can't be that difficult for a corporation as large as Microsoft. It reeks of poor management and needs to be rectified. LinkedIn is a professional network. Microsoft focuses primarily on Enterprise. Windows 10 Mobile was apparently being focused on Enterprise. Am I missing the importance of LinkedIn on Windows 10 Mobile here???
    06-21-2017 12:22 PM
  22. Daniel Stevenson Sutton's Avatar
    I expect they have pulled to to launch a UWP. There has never been a native LinkedIn app, i wager we will see one pop up. I would certainly expect it to be in the people hub in order to see that adopted.
    06-21-2017 12:26 PM
  23. spaceOpia1's Avatar
    MS should take themselves seriously when it comes to showing how great a platform Windows (mobile) is. I think the appGap problems will soon be eclipsed by the lack of seriouness MS puts into its own mobile solution (assuming they still want it alive...)
    06-21-2017 12:32 PM
  24. Jackie Earley's Avatar
    I expect they have pulled to to launch a UWP. There has never been a native LinkedIn app, i wager we will see one pop up. I would certainly expect it to be in the people hub in order to see that adopted.
    I assumed one of the reasons for the People Hub delay was for LinkedIn integration as it made sense to now that they acquired them. However, I am over expecting Microsoft to do anything. They will continue to do things without any proper explanation and build up uncertainty. While they are doing exceedingly well right now, an uncertain foundation can turn out to be catastrophic in the long run.

    If MS is allowing LinkedIn to operate independently like Skype according to @deadonthefloor , then I think it's safe to not hold my breath for positive news as majority companies including MS like to avoid Windows phones for app development unfortunately.
    06-21-2017 12:57 PM
  25. Ajay Ghosh Chalasani's Avatar
    I got a reply long time back when I asked for an update in par with android app that linkedin is working closely with Microsoft. So hopefully will get a proper update and universal app soon.
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    06-21-2017 01:20 PM
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