Christian Burtchen on 31.01.2012 at 19:57h CET
Today’s release incorporates a number of changes to our platform, including a new addition to our Beta Labs – bookmarks. As the name suggests, the bookmark feature lets you bookmark interesting content such as websites, videos, events, groups and companies. By clicking on “bookmark”, a little window will open allowing you to add any notes you like. After clicking on save you can view your bookmark by going to My Network in the top navigation bar followed by My bookmarks.
If you’d like to take advantage of this feature you need to access our Beta Labs. As with all of our Beta Labs projects, the features there may change considerably during the course of their development. We are of course deploying various resources to continue developing the bookmark feature so that it can offer more options and improved usability. (more…)
Marc. Ehrich, Product Manager Mobile on 24.01.2012 at 13:30h CET
Marc Ehrich, Product Manager Mobile
So you’re at a trade fair or conference and you meet some interesting people you’d like to connect with. Business cards are one option, but wouldn’t it be easier to just shake hands via XING? Well, our Mobile Handshake feature, released in September 2010, let’s you do just that. The Mobile Handshake uses HTML5 geolocation functionality in smartphones to allow XING members to add contacts via their browser or native apps (iOS, Android, BlackBerry).
The latest version of our Android app which we released today makes it much easier to add and share business contacts. Near field communication (NFC) offers users a quick and secure way of transferring data wirelessly over short distances. Anyone interested in adding a new contact can simply open up their XING profile on their smartphone and then hold it up to the smartphone of the person they want to connect with. The process involved in sharing other members’ digital business cards is just as easy, too (you might have to turn on the English transcript in the video below):
Christian Burtchen on 18.01.2012 at 18:04h CET
Today’s release includes a number of changes to improve usability in and around our platform. From now on you can add links to comments that are highlighted and can be clicked on by other users. In addition, we’ve improved the keyboard usability when it comes to adding tags.
Victoria Schiffer on 16.01.2012 at 18:31h CET
Have you come across XING’s new share button with its enhanced statistics regarding shares, comments, clicks and more on a website you visited recently? Maybe you were wondering if you could implement it on your own website, too? Well we’ve got good news for you because you can! Here’s how to do it:
Share Button Builder
Today’s release includes a number of new interaction and information options to improve the range of your links, group posts and Company Profiles.
Improved content sharing thanks to the new share button
You probably talk about your hobbies and various other topics while you’re in the office or when out and about in the evenings. If you’re also keen on sharing information you posted on XING on other sites and vice versa, you can now take advantage of our new share button without losing any of your privacy or having to make a distinction between your working and private life. The share button is a simple way for you to share content such as your blog or third-party news articles with your XING network. To do so, the site you’d like to share needs to have integrated the share button, which is why we came up with a simple button builder that also allows you to get link statistics such as the number of clicks and shares. (more…)