Pealk’s Boris Golden shared some comments regarding Pealk – a Hunting app on LinkedIn, that recently had its LinkedIn’s API revoked. Pealk (French-based startup) is/was a neat tool and I personally tested it a few weeks ago (before SRCONF), and spoke with Boris prior to the issues with LinkedIn. The app helps leverage profile data for recruiters and business professionals. The key value of the app as against LinkedIn’s own search, is its focus on increased productivity and a better user experience.
However, the app was cut off LinkedIn on 26th June 2012, 2 days before SRCONF, with limited explaination from LinkedIn. Boris thinks the app could also be useful for other profile data platforms (Monster, Viadeo, BranchOut etc) or they may come back to LinkedIn as a Chrome app.