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| June 13, 2012
Klout Updates To Version 1.5 With Four New Features
Just a little more than a month after releasing its iPhone app, Klout has updated to version 1.5 with a slate of new features. Responding to requests, the app now has the ability to give Klout points to users with a finger swipe. The app also now displays all of your connected social networks. And to make searching for other users simpler, you can now find anyone by searching simply searching for a Twitter handle. Finally, users can also logout with a simple tap, making it easier to switch between Klout accounts. For those who don't know, Klout measures your influence on sites like Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+, and Twitter. Users are given a score between 0-100 that signifies their influence to drive action in social networking. The score is calculated on a daily basis. While the updates look nice, I still wonder if anyone that is not in marketing or advertising really cares about Klout scores? Just like some other users who have left reviews in the App Store, I’ve never been able to ever get past the login screen with my Twitter or Facebook handle. But I don’t exactly felt like I’ve missed much. Klout is designed for the iPhone and iPod touch, but can be used on the iPad. It can be downloaded for free in the App Store.