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matchnbpm 03-09-2013 10:35 AM

Free Credit Karma App for Android available today!
 
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Since I saw a post for Credit Karma for the iphone a few months ago, thought I would share this info for us Android users. Recieved the email this morning. Available in the Play store. :bounce:

Edit.. Looks like its only working on Android Phones as per others posts

Edit.. Description for those asking for it:
Get your truly free credit score and free on-the-go credit monitoring with Credit Karma Mobile.
Become a member for free in-app and get your free credit score in just two minutes.

FEATURES

✔ Truly free credit scores
✔ Free on-the-go credit monitoring
✔ Notifications when something important changes in your credit report
✔ Credit Report Card, which tells you about factors influencing your credit score
✔ Free membership. No credit card required.
✔ Safe and secure.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR MEMBERS

“Credit Karma helped me save over $3,000 on my credit card debt. It was quick and easy!” – James, MA

“My credit score has gone up 43 points in a single month after following some of their advice!” – Leslie, CA

CREDIT KARMA HAS BEEN FEATURED IN

✔ MSNBC
✔ SmartMoney
✔ USA TODAY
✔ TIME Moneyland
✔ TechCrunch

Credit Karma provides more than 10 million consumers with free credit scores and access to free credit monitoring to help them realize the everyday cost savings of having good credit by offering personalized savings recommendations for credit cards, student, auto, mortgage and home equity loans. It also provides financial education and access to free tools that empower consumers to take charge of their financial health including the free Credit Report Card, Credit Score Simulator and Credit Card Statistics. To learn more, visit www.creditkarma.com.

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TigerStar 03-09-2013 10:37 AM

cool, thanks

tremendazo 03-09-2013 10:48 AM

Pretty cool, just got it thanx.

duckzor 03-09-2013 10:54 AM

A description would be awesome.

caikose 03-09-2013 10:54 AM

used for a week.

emofals 03-09-2013 11:00 AM

thanks

microkelvin 03-09-2013 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duckzor (Post 58106646)
A description would be awesome.

same here.

what does it do? alert any new changes to your credit?
can i set my txt alert instead of running it on background?
my craigslist "alerting" has killed my battery in half. it's basically running 24/7 on the background until it found the matched searching string.

renji_v2 03-09-2013 11:03 AM

FINALLY! Thanks OP

salsejo 03-09-2013 11:05 AM

Just got it, thanks OP!!!

jmor 03-09-2013 11:07 AM

incompatible with nexus 7. i wonder why

kevindanielbrow 03-09-2013 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmor (Post 58106840)
incompatible with nexus 7. i wonder why

Not compatible with my Sony tablet either... I wonder if this isn't compatible with any tablet.

gibsonbass 03-09-2013 11:17 AM

Is there any way to secure the app with pass code?

Nevermind... It does have option to secure with passcosde.

Slomo4shO 03-09-2013 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmor (Post 58106840)
incompatible with nexus 7. i wonder why

It runs a newer version of Android. This app might not be compatible with 4.1 or above.

VaporTrailer 03-09-2013 11:22 AM

Not compatible with my DNA or N7.
Bummer!

dundeal 03-09-2013 11:27 AM

about time!

xiphosurus 03-09-2013 11:28 AM

Wasn't this always free?

matchnbpm 03-09-2013 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xiphosurus (Post 58107184)
Wasn't this always free?

Its a new app that just came out.. so yea? :rolleyes:

pigmoose 03-09-2013 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by microkelvin (Post 58106788)
same here.

what does it do? alert any new changes to your credit?
can i set my txt alert instead of running it on background?
my craigslist "alerting" has killed my battery in half. it's basically running 24/7 on the background until it found the matched searching string.

Not sure about the app (just installed it), but I was using credit karma for some time and it would email me whenever it spotted changes to anything which was super helpful.

microkelvin 03-09-2013 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pigmoose (Post 58107354)
Not sure about the app (just installed it), but I was using credit karma for some time and it would email me whenever it spotted changes to anything which was super helpful.

yes, then why do we run this app on background for the same alerts and killing our battery>

pigmoose 03-09-2013 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by microkelvin (Post 58107374)
yes, then why do we run this app on background for the same alerts and killing our battery>

Disable notifications and just use it as an app to check your account with...

Gizmole 03-09-2013 11:54 AM

Fail. Not compatible with with my JB Xoom or JB EOS android Touchpad.

John04 03-09-2013 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevindanielbrow (Post 58106942)
Not compatible with my Sony tablet either... I wonder if this isn't compatible with any tablet.

Not compatible with my nexus 10 as well. Might be just for phones?

Microtubule 03-09-2013 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by microkelvin (Post 58107374)
yes, then why do we run this app on background for the same alerts and killing our battery>

I don't

matchnbpm 03-09-2013 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John04 (Post 58107630)
Not compatible with my nexus 10 as well. Might be just for phones?

Might be.. Ill make a note on the OP

chubs87 03-09-2013 12:04 PM

Been using this for almost a week and its always been free... I'm not sure how this belongs in hot deals...

mprice12 03-09-2013 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pigmoose (Post 58107354)
Not sure about the app (just installed it), but I was using credit karma for some time and it would email me whenever it spotted changes to anything which was super helpful.

The app just gives you the same info the site provides. I don't personally see where one needs to check on the data it provides on a daily basis, as the info is delayed and the score provided isn't the FICO. Just set up email alerts if you want to be updated if something drastic occurs. That said, like most occasional use apps if you like it then free is a good deal.

jmor 03-09-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slomo4shO (Post 58106998)
It runs a newer version of Android. This app might not be compatible with 4.1 or above.

Good call, it installed on my mytouch 4g slide with 2.3.4

mosesj 03-09-2013 12:17 PM

Running Cyanogenmod 10 4.1.2 on my sensation and it runs perfect.

doomstang 03-09-2013 12:33 PM

Thanks, I've got it on my Evo LTE now. Not really a hot deal but at least it let me know the app was available.

heggood 03-09-2013 12:33 PM

Thanks. Works fine on my new Nexus 5 phone running Android 4.3 Sour Skittle!

Typed on my blazing fast 8 core Nexus 5

MichaelIv 03-09-2013 12:38 PM

For those that have a tablet and your device is marked as incompatible try to install the APK directly:
http://www.mediafire.com/?0ivud5nd5vcqhb3

tddots 03-09-2013 12:46 PM

free for iphones too!

Behave 03-09-2013 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tddots (Post 58108210)
free for iphones too!

Yeah, but those will be discontinued soon.

chong67 03-09-2013 01:05 PM

Would u want to put this app on your phone? Is it pretty much unless unless u have a fetish for it? I have seen someone here actually have a fetish for rechargeable batteries.

Behave 03-09-2013 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 58108422)
Would u want to put this app on your phone? Is it pretty much unless unless u have a fetish for it? I have seen someone here actually have a fetish for rechargeable batteries.

"Not that there is anything wrong with that".:lmao::lmao:

heggood 03-09-2013 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 58108422)
Would u want to put this app on your phone? Is it pretty much unless unless u have a fetish for it? I have seen someone here actually have a fetish for rechargeable batteries.


I have a fetish for slickdeals in general. That's a big burger you have there in your fitness tracking profile, makes me hungry.

coachclass 03-09-2013 01:11 PM

Umm...don't mean to thread crap, but isn't this app giving you the same information as the website? I'm not sure what the benefit of the app is, other than granting Credit Karma some rights on your phone? There's not really a mobile use for your credit, unless you don't have access to a desktop PC or find yourself really wanting to find out your credit score when you're out and about.

specialized999 03-09-2013 01:27 PM

It's fun to watch your own credit score tumble when trying to buy a house! I've been using Credit Karma for years now and it's good to track your credit score as it goes up and down.

frogconcept 03-09-2013 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coachclass (Post 58108520)
Umm...don't mean to thread crap, but isn't this app giving you the same information as the website? I'm not sure what the benefit of the app is, other than granting Credit Karma some rights on your phone? There's not really a mobile use for your credit, unless you don't have access to a desktop PC or find yourself really wanting to find out your credit score when you're out and about.

FWIW, that aptly describes about 90% of the apps out there, regardless of the platform. Having said that, I'd imagine there are some people who would consider the mobile alerts added value.

zham61 03-09-2013 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slomo4shO (Post 58106998)
It runs a newer version of Android. This app might not be compatible with 4.1 or above.

I have Android 4.1.1 and it runs great on my S3

zenrider 03-09-2013 02:12 PM

thanks OP. It's not compatible with my Nexus 7 Asus transformer 300 But it did work for my Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Credit score 791 :)

travbrw 03-09-2013 02:19 PM

I hate how CK score is always about 30-40 points lower than my fico TU08 from walmart

verifiedimage 03-09-2013 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slomo4shO (Post 58106998)
It runs a newer version of Android. This app might not be compatible with 4.1 or above.

It must be tablets as others suggest. Working fine on Nexus 4(Android 4.2).

cheeknowe 03-09-2013 02:54 PM

Runs well on my stock HTC Evo 3-D, Android 4.0

giga73 03-09-2013 03:09 PM

Is it free forever?

Why is it free?

Do they sell your personal information?

amax 03-09-2013 03:16 PM

I've reported this front page post to the mods as spam, as it's simply another free Android app promoting a product that will increase revenue for the developer. Period.

Encouraging everyone else to do the same. SD can't be bought...

Gizmole 03-09-2013 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelIv (Post 58108110)
For those that have a tablet and your device is marked as incompatible try to install the APK directly:
http://www.mediafire.com/?0ivud5nd5vcqhb3


That worked for my Xoom. thanks!
Reps to you..

giga73 03-09-2013 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gizmole (Post 58110334)
That worked for my Xoom. thanks!
Reps to you..

Tell me you didn't just install some unknown program posted by some guy on sd that has access to not only your Google account, but also your ck account that has your ss number.

jdnt 03-09-2013 03:28 PM

Credit Karma is awesome in that it provides you your credit score- all for free! Support by reposting to facebook/twitter please.

Oh, and thank you OP! Repped.

tddots 03-09-2013 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Behave (Post 58108388)
Yeah, but those will be discontinued soon.

oh really?

jdnt 03-09-2013 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by giga73 (Post 58110222)
Is it free forever?

Why is it free?

Do they sell your personal information?

It's been free forever for me (their online site). It's free because they make their money through financial ads, like recommending credit cards that you'll most likely get approved for, or re-financing through another bank.

I haven't had anything happen to me in the last year that has led me to suspect that they've sold my personal info. I rarely get emails from Credit Karma too. Win win. get it! :woot:

MichaelIv 03-09-2013 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by giga73 (Post 58110422)
Tell me you didn't just install some unknown program posted by some guy on sd that has access to not only your Google account, but also your ck account that has your ss number.

Lol that does sound a little bit weird when you say it like that. Anyway the apk is the same one you get from Google play - you just have to have a compatible device ID to get it. And it doesn't have access to your Google account. And I don't see the relevance that ck has your ss number .. they may not even store it ( they can do a soft pull with only name/address ) .. and there's definitely no way you can get to it if they even have it after signup.

Macklessdaddy 03-09-2013 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by travbrw (Post 58109488)
I hate how CK score is always about 30-40 points lower than my fico TU08 from walmart

Yeah I checked freecreditreport and I had a 726, checked this and it was 669 ruh roh.

veggie59 03-09-2013 05:30 PM

Mine was 773 on creditkarma..not sure anywhere else.

d0min0 03-09-2013 05:44 PM

credit sesame is better than credit karma. credit sesame checks your Experian which is what most banks use for your credit score. i had a negative mark on my credit and it didn't even show up on credit karma but it showed on credit sesame. i have since cleared up the issue and now my Experian credit score is higher than what it displays on credit karma! 770 woooooot!!!

MichaelIv 03-09-2013 06:16 PM

Wow this thread is beginning to sound like the free condoms thread where everybody only used magnums.

splattered 03-09-2013 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelIv (Post 58112884)
Wow this thread is beginning to sound like the free condoms thread where everybody only used magnums.

Hahahah!

jwhyrock 03-10-2013 11:50 AM

Thanks. Now to figure out how to get the Vantage score higher. Repped.

Macklessdaddy 03-10-2013 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelIv (Post 58112884)
Wow this thread is beginning to sound like the free condoms thread where everybody only used magnums.

What loser doesn't use magnums

frencht11 03-10-2013 02:02 PM

They would need your personal credit info to be able to provide this service...I would feel pretty uncomfortable providing any of that to an app provider.
Anyone else?

Macklessdaddy 03-10-2013 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frencht11 (Post 58124794)
They would need your personal credit info to be able to provide this service...I would feel pretty uncomfortable providing any of that to an app provider.
Anyone else?

I'm sure if they were using your info for dirt
they would be exposed by now

amax 03-10-2013 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdnt (Post 58110444)
Credit Karma is awesome in that it provides you your credit score- all for free! Support by reposting to facebook/twitter please.

Oh, and thank you OP! Repped.

Seriously, if you're trying to promote at SD (with a thread that isn't even a deal), get lost.

PeterLu 03-10-2013 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevindanielbrow (Post 58106942)
Not compatible with my Sony tablet either... I wonder if this isn't compatible with any tablet.

of course, it could not be compatible with any tablets.

ursus 03-11-2013 05:02 PM

got it. thanks OP. luv the interface and really good way to receive notifications.

Al2x 03-12-2013 09:26 AM

Awesome looking application, but I keep getting the "Unable to verify information" when trying to sign up.

I've yet to get a credit card (only use bank cards/atm cards) but I'm still able to do other "credit checking" things like my cell phone bill with Verizon, etc.

joke888 03-12-2013 08:14 PM

nice app. thanks

Rebirth 03-14-2013 10:21 AM

I recently open a new credit card and the score was different from the score shown on credit karma.

For example karma shows 700 points. When I received my new credit card somewhere near the bottom of the page it say 750 points.

How often do they update my credit score? It has been over 1 month now.

PATRICKWATX 03-15-2013 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebirth (Post 58217916)
I recently open a new credit card and the score was different from the score shown on credit karma.

For example karma shows 700 points. When I received my new credit card somewhere near the bottom of the page it say 750 points.

How often do they update my credit score? It has been over 1 month now.

They update daily theoretically. I have been using them over 2 years. I check it every few days and have seen when things, both right and wrong, have posted to my TransUnion credit report. I have seen my score change 3-4 times during a month,

When you say it showed 700 and 750, was the 750 your transunion score? Or was it your FICO score the issuer received when they approved you? It could be the score from another agency. I know my 3 scores vary by 40-50 points at times. Also, the CreditKarma/TransUnion score is not your FICO, but a similar type number.

PATRICKWATX 03-15-2013 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d0min0 (Post 58112450)
credit sesame is better than credit karma. credit sesame checks your Experian which is what most banks use for your credit score. i had a negative mark on my credit and it didn't even show up on credit karma but it showed on credit sesame. i have since cleared up the issue and now my Experian credit score is higher than what it displays on credit karma! 770 woooooot!!!

I would not say that one is better, just different. Credit Sesame checks your Experian score and report while Credit Karma checks your TransUnion score and report. It is good to have both so you can see what is posting to 2 of your 3 credit reports.

GeorgeMcFly 04-23-2013 05:42 AM

It seems CK doesnt update daily anymore.. the "Update" button doesn't show. Found the thread on their forums and it's been like this for a month or two?

Edit: Yeah, it seems as a "feature" they will only update once a week or once a month.. haven't confirmed the frequency.. oh well.. good things don't always last.

debteb 03-28-2014 02:13 PM

Folks, better uninstall that app from your phone. Android and even iOS.

http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/pr...-consumers

hightop32 03-28-2014 02:24 PM

lol i wouldnt use this and you shouldnt either. they are transmitting highly sensitive personal data out in the open with no regard for security in their app. theyve been ousted and it will probably be fixed soon if it isnt already, but they made this exact same mistake with the iOS app. not sure you can trust these jokers. maybe thats the whole reason its called 'credit karma', doesnt say if its good karma or bad karma :P

http://arstechnica.com/security/2...sers-data/

Developers of two popular smartphone apps—Fandango and Credit Karma—have been caught transmitting passwords, social security numbers, birth dates, and other highly sensitive user data over the Internet without properly encrypting it first, officials with the Federal Trade Commission said.

Both apps failed to perform a crucial verification before encrypting data and sending it from a smartphone to Internet servers. The authentication failure meant that anyone with the ability to monitor the connection—say, someone on the same public Wi-Fi network, a rogue employee of a telecom or Internet service provider, or even a state-sponsored agency—could present a self-generated imposter certificate. Because the apps didn't check for counterfeit credentials—a standard step that's not technically demanding to carry out—attackers could use the imposter certificate to encrypt, decrypt, and even modify traffic transmitted by the apps.

In the case of Credit Karma, developers disabled certificate validation during the testing of its iOS app and then failed to remove the override function when releasing it into Apple's App Store, an FTC complaint alleged. Even after catching and fixing the vulnerability six months later, developers made the same override error when releasing the Android version of Credit Karma in February 2013, officials said.

aacidusx 03-28-2014 08:10 PM

I got this 2 months ago for my android phone, I don't understand.


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