LinkedIn Lite coming to a country near you
Within MENA , the new service will also be available in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia
Designed for markets where bandwidth remains a pressing issue, LinkedIn recently launched its new LinkedIn Lite mobile web and Android app.
Released in over 60 countries across the world, the new service is accessible in a number of MENA markets, which includes Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia.
Inspired from the results of a field research trip undertaken last year to India, LinkedIn Lite is designed as a more compact and flexible version of the company's core platform, but retains a number of key features.
This includes feeds from news, profiles and networks, as well as messaging and notifications.
Available in a compressed file that is one megabyte in size, LinkedIn Lite's Android app is able to reduce data usage by as much as 80%. This will allow users to connect easier while on the move and in areas with limited internet connectivity.
The mobile website also boasts several improvements including the capability to load five times faster than the original platform.
In India alone, the new mobile website has already seen job applications quadruple on the site. The company also reported that within India, half of new LinkedIn members sign up on mobile.