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LinkedIn Makes Significant Changes to its Developer Program

     
10:52 am on Feb 13, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Developers take note, May 12 the LinkedIn API becomes limited to support certain uses, as noted below. LinkedIn also announced a new mobile SDK for Android.

we’ve taken steps to refocus the Developer Program from primarily open APIs to partnership integrations that we believe provide the most value to our members, developers and business. And we’re seeing great success from this approach with partners such as Samsung, WeChat, Evernote and our Sponsored Updates partner program.

Starting on May 12, 2015, we will be limiting the open APIs to only support the following uses:

  • Allowing members to represent their professional identity via their LinkedIn profile using our Profile API.
  • Enabling members to post certifications directly to their LinkedIn profile with our Add to Profile tools.
  • Enabling members to share professional content to their LinkedIn network from across the Web leveraging our Share API.
  • Enabling companies to share professional content to LinkedIn with our Company API.

    All other APIs will require developers to become a member of one of our partnership programs.LinkedIn Makes Significant Changes to its Developer Program [developer.linkedin.com]


  • today, we’re releasing a new Mobile SDK for Android that allows developers to build applications that make it easy for members to login with their LinkedIn credentials and deep link to view member profiles within the LinkedIn app.