Marc. Ehrich, Product Manager Mobile on 26.03.2012 at 10:37h CET
Marc Ehrich, Product Manager Mobile
Version 4.0 of our iPhone app was developed to make things better, more logical, and more intuitive. You probably won’t see a lot of the details at first glance, but the more time you spend using the app, the more you’ll notice an overall improvement in visual consistency (checkered background, transparency) and usability.
If you tap on the gray box with two arrows that appears in the top left-hand corner of every section, you’ll be presented with the main menu. Here we’ve tidied things up a bit, so upcoming birthdays and contact requests now appear in the contacts section while visitors to your profile can now be found as an item in your profile. This helps to streamline the main menu while also bundling items that make sense from a contextual perspective.
We’ve also incorporated something that users have been requesting for a long time – the option to send a contact request without having to add a comment. We’ve also improved usability when it comes to typing as you can now turn your device 90 degrees and type messages, comments etc. in landscape mode. The advantage of this is of course that you have a larger keyboard available in landscape mode as opposed to portrait mode.
Our new iOS version is available in the App Store now. We recommend you install it and give it a try so you can get the most out of your XING network while out and about. And please send us your feedback so we can carry on improving our app!