The Future of LinkedIn Apps
If the Facebook open API is any indication, LinkedIn’s announced app platform should generate a lot of interest from developers. Granted, most of the Facebook apps are a bit “juvenile” – although I can appreciate the satisfaction of biting your old boss and turning him / her into a brain eating zombie! What other Facebook apps might adapt well to LinkedIn’s business community?
iVouch – recommend some restaurants from the places you’ve travelled. Might be useful for a business trip to a place you haven’t been – especially trying to find that perfect place to meet clients.
LocationUpdater – trying to find that wayward employee? Is he sleeping in the broom closet again?? What a second – your secretary appears to be in there too!
SuperPoke – Sometimes just poking someone just won’t get their attention. Just try to tear developers away from their workstations to attend a UI design review! Why not throw sheep at them to get you noticed? After all, it’s not like they’re coding Cobaaaaaahhhl!
CountDowns – everyone’s got deadlines, schedules… how many days until the end of this sprint??? Why not share you stress with others?
BluntOpinions – Some ideas are just stupid. If only you had a safe way to let your colleagues know that their idea just sucks.
ChipIn – The dreaded office task of collecting spare change to buy a gift for the departing, or the retiring, or the sick, or the pregnant, or the engaged, or the mentally committed… Round up your network and ChipIn handles the communication…