LinkedIn used Node.js and HTML 5 to Build their App – And Why I like it So Much

August 24th, 2011

LinkedIn UpdatesLinkedIn recently launched a new version of their mobile app, and while it has a host of new features, perhaps the most exciting part is in the backend development.

As someone who is obviously addicted to apps, and using them on a daily basis, I was very excited to see LinkedIn’s new app. It features a sleek new look and feel, with a streamlined user experience. I came across these articles, which I thought provided some good information on mobile web apps vs. native apps; as well as using HTML 5 for the mobile web app and parts of the native app. It also includes some interesting information on using Node.js to improve speed.

Jolie O’Dell at VentureBeat.com has done a really good job of explaining how they used Node.js and HTML 5 to build their app as well as the new features in the LinkedIn application.

I’ve downloaded the app for the iPhone and have been using it for about a week now and really like a lot of its features. Take a look at the app and find my profile on LinkedIn.

Enjoy!

-Amy

Amy Wilson

Amy has a diverse background in project management combined with sales and marketing of internet solutions. Amy’s strengths lie in her ability to manage multiple projects while managing client expectations and keeping projects on track. She listens to and understands the client’s needs to ensure project satisfaction.

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