There are social apps and websites all over the Internet for all kinds of people and interests, but when looking around for an app that can connect travelers with locals, one app stands out – Skout. The app is available for both iOS and Android and is completely free to download.
An interesting fact about the app is that it did not start out as a travel-focused social app but rather as an app to expand your social circle and find new friends. At first, Skout had some success, but the real expansion started after the introduction of the travel feature. In fact, after the introduction of the new feature, more than 10 million people started using it. So, what do people actually use this app for?
What is the app for?
Well, as it turns out, most of the users are young adults who use the app’s travel feature to meet other people at different locations. It is a great way to find out information about prices of food or accommodation in a location that you are interested in visiting. Many users reported that they had stayed with the person they met using Skout, and that person in a sense was their travel guide showing them all the great restaurants and other places in the location they were visiting. It is a cool way to avoid travel agencies that can sometimes be a bit dishonest. This way you can save a lot of money, meet new people and make new friendships. Another group of people that love to use the app are student or even high-school graduates. They can find someone that lives in the town where their future college is located in and ask first hand how it is to live there. Many of them actually go and visit those places to see if they are a good fit for them, and along the way meet a new friend. Some consider Skout to be a great dating app as well.
Using the app
Creating an account is easy and free. The best way to do it is to connect it to your Facebook account so that the app can show you all your friends that are already using it. There is an option to simply create an account with your email address or use your Google account. As for the travel feature, it is not free but is a part of the Premium package that the app offers. The good thing is that the price is relatively affordable ($10 a month), but when you think how much it can save you if you are planning a trip somewhere, it is definitely worth it. The premium version of the app enables additional features such as who checked me out, unlocked profiles, backstage photos, who favourited me, no advertisements and the ability to download photos.
In conclusion, it is a great app for those who like to travel and meet people from different cultures and locations all over the world.