LinkedIn is expanding their developer capabilities by launching a platform today with new Application Programming Interfaces and social plug-ins. In comparison to Facebook and Twitter, which launched developer platforms some time ago, LinkedIn has finally made their APIs available to any developers who want to use them.
One of the great features of the newly launched platform is the allowance of plug-ins for personal sites. Now the “Sign in with LinkedIn” button and “in Share” buttons can be implemented on personal and company websites. Also available are plug-ins that feature personal or company profiles as well as a “Recommend” button that allows users to suggest products in their network.
Will you add LinkedIn buttons to your personal or company site? Will this give LinkedIn a competitive edge against other social media channels, such as Facebook Pages or possible Twitter Brand Pages? Let us know what you think!