August 11, 2012
As if to maintain whatever clout it carries in the App Store, Klout for iPhone has recently received another update. Released last April, Klout for iPhone is, of course, the official iOS app of Klout, the website that measures your social media influence. Frankly, I couldn’t care less how I fare against other users in terms of my so-called social media clout or Klout score. But, apparently, a lot of netizens do regard Klout as a more or less useful tool. If you’re one of those netizens, you’ll be glad to know that Klout for iPhone has just gained a couple of new features. First, the app can now show your Klout score graph. If you tap the “Profile” tab and orient your device in landscape mode, you can view an interactive line graph of your Klout score for the past 30 days. Second, you can now connect your social networks to your Klout account right within the app. To do just that, tap the “Profile” tab and then tap the icon representing the social network you want to connect. You can connect any or all of the following networks: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Wordpress, Blogger, and Tumblr. Supposedly, the more networks you connect, the more accurate your Klout score becomes. Klout for iPhone is available in the App Store for free. Do you use Klout for iPhone? More important, do you care about Klout at all?