Klout score is one of the most utilized parameters to calculate the online influence of an individual. In the day and age where Social Media is exceptionally powerful, the reach of a being on it can be an asset. You can connect various services such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to Klout and based on the people you engage with and how often you do it on the Social Networks your Klout Scores are calculated. It is widely accepted, anything beyond 50 means, you are active on Social Media and can be considered an influencer in the Online world.
The official Klout application was available on iOS only, but after keeping us waiting for weeks, it has found its way to Android’s Play Store. The application is available for free and brings some really interesting features.
Play Store: Download Klout for Android for free from here
Features and Add Ons
When you install the Klout application, you can log in using either your Twitter or Facebook profile. The application on the whole has a simple UI and easy to navigate as there is not a whole lot of buttons to click. You can click on the Menu button on the top left to have a look at your Klout score and what’s influencing it. You can also connect your Facebook account from right within the application in case you have logged in using Twitter.
Based on the content you have liked or shared or subscribed to Klout will recommend you articles in the bottom pane of the application. You can simply click on the article to read it and add it to the compose window in order to share it with your readers. You can also select and add topics which interest you so that Klout can show them to you for sharing. In case you are conscious of not spamming the feed of your readers, you can also schedule posts from the application which will be shared at the set time.
You can also add in other networks like Foursquare, Instagram, LinkedIn and G+ to measure the activities from there, though you cannot share the content from the app to any other network apart from Twitter and Facebook which was kind of a bummer. You can also compose a post without picking any content from the Klout suggested topics right from within the app. There is no dark theme option within the app which makes it a little annoying to use at night. The content aggregation too is not on par with the likes of Zite or Flipboard at least currently. The app did not freeze or behave oddly in our time with it but we tested it on a high end device so that was expected. We would also have liked to have an option to save the articles in our Pocket account, and the only way to do that is to open the article in Chrome and from there to share it to pocket which is simply too cumbersome.
Overall, although the app is well designed and works well it is very limited in what it does. It is great to read your social media influence but nothing more. Due to scarce content you are still better advised to use apps like Flipboard, Feedly or even Yahoo Digest to read new content and come back to Klout to see how those impacted the influence. If you are into measuring Social Media stats and influence, Klout for Android is definitely a welcome add on for your Android phone.
Screenshots via: Google Play