Skout is a global social networking mobile app and a website for meeting new people or discover new friends from all over the world. Skout uses a cellphone’s global positioning system to help users to find like-minded people within a walkable radius of one another. It is available in 180 countries and in 14 different languages. It is compatible with iOS devices, has several languages available and can be downloaded through either Google Play or the App Store.
Skout is founded in 2007 by Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstrom. It attained profitability and is adding 1.5 million new users per month. Skout learned that 59 percent of Filipinos, 53 percent of Brits, 48 percent of Australians and 46 percent of French users are friends with people who live in another country. Previously, It raised $22 million from Andreessen Horowitz. It has employed 150 people, with about 75 at their San Francisco HQ and the rest in Santiago, Chile.
Pros of being on Skout
Skout helps you in expanding your network with the tap of a button. It’s way too exciting that you won’t stop once you sign up. You can meet people by preference and proximity and get updates from the nearby users, buy and send gifts to your favorites. You can browse profiles and pictures of new people and promote your profile to earn points to unlock premium features, which will make skouting great.
Cons of being on Skout
Skout is probably the safest choice, if only because it has a teens-only section that seems to be moderated reasonably well. However, ages aren’t verified, making it easy for a teen to say she’s older than 18 and an adult to say she’s younger.
Special Feature on Skout
The travel feature of the Skout helps the travelers to connect with the other tourists while on the road. Millions of members have begun to use the app after the introduction of traveling features. As Audrey Shedivy, a spokeswoman for the company said in an email. Many of those virtual travelers, particularly young adults, and college students, she said, have begun turning those virtual trips into real vacations, in some cases touring a destination with those they met through the app.
Interview of CEO about betterment of Skout
Christian Wiklund, CEO, and co-founder of Skout emphasizes that understanding what your data says about your users and their experience is the most important factor in improving that experience. “You’re selling an emotion and a brand, and with that come analytics, testing, messaging, design, and consumer satisfaction. No matter how you look at it, data is everything.”
Skout is a competent social networking app, its focus on monetization rather than socialization negatively impacts the experience — users are far better off using one of the many completely free mobile-social networks to engage with people who share their particular interests.