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Skout is an i OS app from the company of the same name.
It’s available now as a free download from the App Store.
Opening the drawer on the left of the app reveals a number of alternative means to browse the network.“Buzz” shows a social feed of either local people, friends or favorites.“Look at Me” is a bidding game where users can bid their accrued “points” in the hope of attaining a feature spot and consequently greater visibility.“Shake to Chat,” meanwhile, starts a conversation with a random and initially anonymous stranger then reveals both users’ profiles after 40 seconds. This in-app currency may either be purchased or acquired via various other means including engaging with advertising partners and convincing people to pay points to view private “backstage photos” — the owner of said photos received a proportion of the points cost to view these photos in this case.Points may be spent on a variety of purposes ranging from viewing who checked out your profile to sending gifts to others.Other features include a “wink bomb” facility that allows a user to send a huge number of “winks” in a single action and consequently earn some attention.Skout is a reasonable quality app that is mostly well put together and intuitive to use, but there is really relatively little here that hasn’t been seen elsewhere for free. You can follow its progress with App Data, our tracking service for mobile and social apps and developers.Common complaints from App Store reviewers include how many seemingly basic features require points to use, and the large number of fake profiles on the network. Other issues include the fact that there is relatively little actual conversation going on in public, which doesn’t really encourage users to try and get to know each other better. There are exceptions, of course — a casual browse of the Buzz feed reveals a few users who have obviously become friends (or at least acquaintances) through the service, but as usual for this type of experience a lot of posts simply consist of pouting teenage girls and one-word comments from men regarding their appearance. In short, then, while 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.