LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner says the barrier to his vision is scale, so it’s beefing up its mobile experience with Intro, an integration adding LinkedIn and Rapportive info to Apple’s Mail app, and a redesigned iPad app. Intro works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Aol Mail, iCloud, and Google Apps, and inserting LinkedIn profile photos and job titles below the To/From section of emails in Apple’s Mail app.
Intro is available on an invite only basis starting today but you can sign up here to get access when it’s ready. The app is based on Rapportive, which LinkedIn acquired in February 2012. Rapportive is a desktop app the provides a sidebar of info on who you’re emailing with inside your mail app of choice. Intro brings this same info to the Apple mail app.
The new LinkedIn for iPad app comes out today, and is built to be tablet-specific, not just a website scrammed into a medium-sized screen. It has a personalized navigation carousel at the top and lets you search for companies and jobs, not just people.