The company has one acquisition of its own under its belt, having picked up nightlife app Nixter in 2014 as a means of bringing together online and offline interactions.But while Skout had a vision of bringing people together, the app wasn’t without controversy.One of the newest and fastest growing trends in online dating is the rise of mobile dating. According to its website, Skout is one of the biggest global mobile network designed for meeting new people.It is a location-based social network, and has over 5 million users.When the likes of My Space, Friendster, and Live Journal were first mass introduced, not a day went by without mention of keeping yourself safe on these sites. Users are far more educated about privacy settings and security controls than they used to be; the caution tape is much thicker and generally taken more seriously.For many people – including plenty of minors – they made the Internet new, different, and interactive… There’s more concern about our data and how we share, and it’s not a fringe set of consumers who care, it’s nearly all of them.
The major downside to the app’s looks are the banner apps that take up a ton of room at the bottom of just about every screen.
Skout is a location-aware social networking app for Android, allowing users to find people nearby that are looking to chat or otherwise mingle.
The app has a really great dual-pane layout that’s accessed with swipe gestures, making it fast and easy to flip through local singles, check direct messages, and get notifications on who’s checking you out.
Meet Me announced today that it has acquired the mobile flirting app startup Skout for .5 million cash and approximately 5.37 million shares in the social discovery company — estimated at .6 million.
Under terms of the deal, it’s expected that Skout will remain operational and continue as a standalone brand following the close of the acquisition, which is expected to be in October.
Creating a profile is quick and easy on both platforms.