Today we are starting a new series of blog posts discussing the most frequently asked questions and feature suggestions.
LinkedIn is a superb resource for professional info and supporting it has always been one of our top priorities. LinkedIn provides an open API so it was easy to build the integration. Cobook for Mac had LinkedIn support since the first beta and the first iPhone version included it too.
However we soon realized there was a problem - the API has low quotas and as the Cobook user base grew, the integration became less and less reliable. With the launch of the iPhone version it quickly became completely useless.
The bad news is that we had to remove LinkedIn from Cobook’s core functionality and we don’t have a good estimate at the moment for when and if it’s coming back. The good news is that we are in touch with LinkedIn and perhaps will soon convince them that having LinkedIn contacts in Cobook would be awesome for everyone.
You can help us as well, by telling LinkedIn how much you miss having their service integrated in Cobook.
A Little Secret
Although LinkedIn is currently not enabled in Cobook by default, it’s still available as an experimental feature. Of course we can’t guarantee that it will work all the time but feel free to try it.
On Mac, hold the Alt key and click on Cobook’s action icon (the little gear icon on top), then select “Enable Experimental Features”.
On iPhone, open Cobook’s Settings and simply shake your phone.