What is Skout?
Skout is an app designed to expand your social circle and help connect people all over the country. When a user first installs Skout, they’re prompted with the general questions associated with a dating app (age, sex, location, etc.). Once you’ve filled out your personal info, you’re placed into a group of people your age where you can chat and engage in conversation.
The system uses a ‘feed’ feature much like that of Facebook. It shows a real-time flow of conversations and comments made by a group of your peers. Another feature that Skout offers their users is a notification system based on location. This notification will alert you when someone near your location joins Skout in order to connect with them and start conversing.
Skout is also one of the best choices for younger individuals on account of how well the community is managed. Shirtless pictures, provocative photos, and rated R material is against Skout rules and is dealt with immediately. “This cliche of shirtless people showing off their abs — we’re not having that,” says Jordan Barnes, the PR manager for Skout.
The travel feature was implemented by the engineers at Skout for their premium members to use while visiting and exploring new places. The feature aims to give users a more intimate and realistic view of the culture rather than hitting all of the tourist hot spots.
The feature was set up to be a modern version of the pen-pal system from older times. However, the feature quickly grew and expanded more than the staff at Skout had expected. “While Skout is not exclusively a travel app, our travel feature has proven to be enormously popular with young adults,” says CEO Christian Wiklund.
Skout is a well rounded app that has a multiple features that appeal to people all over the world. The features speak for themselves:
- Location-based dating and flirting
- Travel feature that allows you to connect with people as you explore
- Classy and aims to eliminate vulgarity
- Great for younger generations as well as older ones
- GPS notification system to connect with people close to you
- Send virtual gifts to people of your choosing
- Shake chat feature that allows you to chat with other people shaking their phone