1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    Looks like it might be time for both Facebook and Twitter to move over as it looks like Apple is planning to add a third social network to the system-wide share sheet in iOS 7. According to a recently discovered code-based reference found inside the first beta, the Cupertino California company is testing deep LinkedIn integration.

    Similar to the setup with the two aforementioned networks, the code points to a single-sign-on system for LinkedIn accounts, a move which would allow users to easily post content such as Web URLs to LinkedIn from native and third party applications. The folks over at 9to5Mac pointed towards the discovery, which was made by Hamza Sood. The site mentions that certain pieces of the code are missing that would allow the LinkedIn functionality to become active for beta users. With that being said, it’s currently unknown what Apple’s plans are for adding LinkedIn functionality. Facebook integration was tested in versions of iOS 4 but the feature was not part of the actual release and this may be the same case here as well.

    As it stands right now, iOS 7 features a wide array of third party service support. Users are given the option to natively upload media to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Vimeo. It wouldn’t be too hard to imagine them adding LinkedIn support as well considering many business users would probably love the convenience of having the feature. In fact, Apple has already added native LinkedIn sharing to its new desktop OS, OS X Mavericks, so the addition of the feature into iOS 7 seems like a natural step going forward. It could also just be set aside for other more important futures and be added in as part of a future update though. We’ll just have to wait and see in the meantime.

    Source: Hamza Sood (Twitter) via 9to5Mac

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2013-06-19 11:37 AM
  2. peacedog's Avatar
    Why? "There's an app for that!"
    2013-06-19 02:29 PM
  3. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
    Why? "There's an app for that!"
    App is free so no benefit to Apple. Whereas Apple can charge LinkedIn a hefty sum for iOS integration.
    2013-06-19 06:44 PM