Skout is the creator of an innovative place-based mobile social network and dating app. Skout was one of the very first mobile and internet people discovery apps to emphasize generalized public user location. You can use Skout to discover local restaurants, shops, or places to hang out. You can also create your own group of local users to search for local events, and post comments on the things that interest you.
Skout was inspired by real-life events, like the New York Times "Best Things to Do" app, and wanted to take it one step further. The company's founders saw how location could be leveraged to help people connect and get to know people nearby. They quickly learned that people were connecting via their phones to their Skout account and were actively sharing their experiences with friends. The New York Times used Skout's mobile connectivity to let readers comment on the best places to go and what they'd like to experience. The Skout team knew that the time was ripe for a place-based mobile app and they were on their way to capturing a major deal with AT&T when they sold their first round of the "QWERTY iPhone Application" to the carrier.
The company has gone from being a small mobile development firm in California to selling its mobile social network to AT&T and Verizon. It allows users of android devices to sync their data and information across all their devices and lets them use the same social network on any of those devices. Skout Inc. is currently working with Verizon on a beta version of their mobile social network. Skout will begin offering the Verizon network to their users later this year but is not yet ready to talk about an official release date.