Skout is a mobile application that is available on the Apple and Android platform. The interface is a bit different from other types of mobile dating apps. Users will discover they can easily flip through singles who are in their area, view messages, and get notifications from their smartphone or tablet.
* The app has been downloaded over 100 million times by users all around the world.
* Users can meet people who are in their local area or from miles away.
* Points that are earned can be used to send messages, virtual gifts, and other options.
* Photos can be sent to other users.
* View photos on the Buzz photo stream.
* Users can update their profile directly from their tablet or smartphone.
* Account access is available via app, standard website, or mobile web.
Users have two options for installing Skout on their smartphone or tablet. There is a free app that users can install or a paid app. The paid app is called Skout Plus and offers more features. Both apps are easy to use and allow all users to easily communicate. Installing Skout Plus is necessary to remove ads, send virtual gifts or to view private photos.
Establishing a connection with a random user can be done when one user simply shakes their device. A connection can be made with users who are local or found anywhere around the world. Connected users can chat and view each others profile. This option is a lot of fun and can easily be addictive.
The availability of virtual gifts with features that include comments and likes offers users the ability to interact when using the app. Accessing these features is done by using in-app credits or points users need to earn. Users are not required to upload a photo to use as an avatar. This means anyone who may want to be anonymous has that option. However, an avatar provides a better means for communication. People who find meeting others to be difficult may find this app is a great way to gain new friends.
Ease of Use
The interface of the app is both colorful and playful. Choices for users will be displayed in tabs that are circular. This makes the app simple to navigate. Another benefit for users is being able to just swipe the screen to switch between various screens and available options.
Performing many of the activities in the Skout app will require the use of in-app currency or points that can easily be acquired. Sometimes they give them away on Facebook and Twitter, but they can generally be bought. Users can make an in-app purchase or by performing various tasks. Tasks will often involve engaging with advertisers.
User safety is a primary concern for Skout. A user needs to be at least 14 years old to create a profile to use for one of two communities. There is a Teenagers community and an Adult community depending on the age of a user. Each community is separate and helps Skout to be an app that is safe for people to engage and chat.
Skout is a location-based service that uses the GPS of a smartphone or WiFI hotspot to find people in a local area. The service started out as a social network for mobile web users back in 2007. The iOS app was launched in 2009 and the Android app in 2010.