The Klout app lets people monitor their online influence on the go. The app icon, for example, displays a user’s Klout score instead of the number of notifications. Klout measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Foursquare to assign Klout users scores from 0 to 100.
“The main reason this app exists is to take your influence with you, so you know what your influence is no matter where you are,” Klout spokeswoman Lynn Fox told Mashable.
Within the app, users can check their influential topics, +Ks received, a list of people who they influence, a list of people who influence them and other people’s profiles. Klout will also send push notifications.
Unlike Klout’s browser platform, the app doesn’t allow people to give out +Ks yet, but that functionality is in the works. Users distribute +Ks to vouch for people’s expertise or knowledge on a certain topic (see gallery below).
“The Klout app is customizable, allowing you to choose what notifications you will receive and what features you want to use,” reads the app’s description in the Apple Store. “If you wish, you can also turn off display of your the Score on the Klout icon.”
Klout spent two months creating the app. The process began after the San Francisco-based startup acquired BlockBoard, an app that gives people a way to communicate with neighbors, and its “killer mobile app development team” in February.
Previously, Klout had announced a Series C round of funding in January. At the time, CEO Joe Fernandez told Mashable: “There is definitely a mobile component to our plans and we are excited about having the resources to push forward with that vision.”
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Looking ahead, Klout is still building scoring models for seven more services (YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.com, Last.fm and Flickr) that have already been integrated onto Klout users’ dashboards. Klout also plans to add Quora, Yelp, Posterous, Livefyre, Disqus, bit.ly and BranchOut.
Klout likely will continue improving its Topics feature (see screenshots below) and Klout Perks platform. The Topics feature, which rolled out in September and lets you gain insights on top influencers and +K recipients for specific content areas, got a visual update in December with a “sashes” and an “Add a Topic” button.
Clickable Topics on Your Dashboard
On your Klout dashboard, you can click on a topic to open its Topic Page.
In December 2011, Klout rolled out sashes and an “Add a Topic” button. A blue sash goes to users with the most +Ks for any topic, while a gold sash is given to influencers based on Klout’s algorithm. People who fall into both categories receive a blue-and-gold sash.