Apple continues to ramp up its integration of social networks on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and new strings discovered by Hamza Sood within the iOS 7 beta reveal that Apple has been testing so-called “deep” LinkedIn integration across the platform.
As reported by Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, the code suggests that there would be a single sign-on system for LinkedIn accounts, akin to how Facebook and Twitter are integrated in iOS.
LinkedIn integration would allow users to post content to the social network using the native iOS share sheet or through applications directly. As noted by Sood, however, there are certain lines of code that are missing for this functionality to be enabled. It remains unclear if LinkedIn will be enabled in the final version of iOS 7 later this year.
Apple already added support for Vimeo, Flickr and Chinese microblogging site Tencent Weibo in iOS 7, and it wouldn’t be surprising if LinkedIn follows suit. At its annual WWDC keynote last week, Apple introduced system-wide LinkedIn integration on OS X Mavericks, including sharing functionality in Safari and Notification Center alerts.