Skout is a social network app that can be downloaded from the the App Store free. The main trust of Skout is to be a means of meeting new people, make friends, and act as a photo exchange. To sign up for Skout, users can do it using Facebook or their email address. Basic information is required, including if you have an interest in meeting women or men.
The Skout main screen is a grid of people who are currently online. If you tap on one of the images it brings up the profile info on the member. It includes things like current posts, and the number of points the member has currently generated. From that point a member can “wink” at another member, start a chat, or add the person to your list of favorites. You can even send them a virtual gift.
There are a number of ways to get going and browse the network.
Buzz will give you a feed of local people that are members of Skout. Also included are friends you’ve made, and the favorites you have designated.
Look At Me
This is a bidding game in which users can bid their accumulated points to acquire a featured spot on Skout, and thereby increase their juice on the app.
Shake To Chat
This is a way to start a random conversation with an undisclosed member until 40 seconds pass, and the profiles are revealed.
Some activities on Skout costs points to perform. It is an in-app currency that can be purchased, or be acquired in different ways. This also can be done by engaging with the app’s advertising partners. Points can be spent for a myriad of purposes. They include monitoring who viewed your profile, or sending gifts to other Skout members.
Another popular feature is “wink bombs,” which allows a user to send a huge number of winks in a single action.
Skout is ranked no. 381 in top free apps. And no. 319 in top grossing apps. It is estimated that their membership stands at 220 million worldwide.