Skout is the developer of an area-based social networking and dating utility and internet site. This application was among the pioneers of dating and social networking apps. It is available on all mobile phone platforms. Different Skout apps include Nixter, which is a nightlife app and Fuse, a crew messaging app. Since it started in 2003, it has so far gained over 500 million users.
Skout uses a cellphone’s global positioning system to enable users look out for similar users in their location. However, this application does not identify a consumer’s unique exact location, and users can opt for a non-tracking option on the app. GPS location tagging is only enabled for users who are adults. When searching for persons, users can view the profile and recent routine of others that they find intriguing. The application also allows users to send instant messages or digital gifts. The company segregates its adult and teenage communities. At the moment, Skout is being used in 180 different locations globally, and in 14 different languages.
This application also has a travelling function that permits users to meet individuals in other areas when traveling. Skout Travel, however, is premium. Another very popular feature on Skout is “Shake to chat.” This unique feature connects users to others who’re shaking their phones at the exact same time. Person profiles are hidden for around forty seconds after the shake until the chat commences.
This service was founded as a mobile social network in 2007. In February 2009, the company launched its iOS application. At the time, it was only available for users of non-iOS cell phones and through its internet site. The Skout Android app was launched in August 2010.
The company raised $22 million in enterprise capital in April 2012. Before this funding materialized, the company already had a collective $4.6 million in angel investment. In June 2012, the company suspended its service for minors, after three separate incidents where minors were allegedly raped by grownups posing as their age mates. It later resumed its services for teens in July 2012 after introducing further stringent security measures.
In may 2014, the service acquired nightlife app Nixter. This app makes it possible for customers to search out nightlife hobbies, purchase tickets, and spot visitor lists for routines in NY City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The company also launched Fuse, an app that gives customers instruments to assemble their social network that features off the address guide on their smartphone, in June 2014. Fuse is available in all countries globally.