Klout Moves Into Mobile With New iOS App, Android Coming Soon Too

Social media tool Klout expands from the web into mobile with the release of a new iOS app.

Klout is a social media service that measures your influence on different social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, and assigns you a Klout score based on that. The company already has a mobile website, but this is their first step forward into the app landscape.

The mobile service scans a user’s behavior (just like its web-based service) and calculates the influence on the social networks using its software. Currently, Klout boasts an impressive 12 billion API calls. For context, in January of 2011 that number was 100 million. The company also has 5000 API parters, to which they had only 100 in early 2010.

Recently, the company raised 30 million from Kleiner Perkins and others. In February, Klout acquired Blockboard–a mobile location based app. They are also said to be working on an app for Android users.

The new Klout app is uncomplicated and easy to use, but some think it’s a little too simple. Many of the web-based services are unavailable through the iPhone app. That said, the mobile app still allows you the essential features: you can see your Klout score on the home screen, receive alerts when it moves up or down, and browse Klout’s database for other users.

Check out Klout’s new iPhone app.

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