Skout, an iPOd app, has been around for some time, but has recently received more attention and popularity due to the advertising campaign running on the iOS Facebook page. The app is available on the App Store as a free download.
Skout is a social media based app that allows users to meet new people, share pictures and make friends. Users have the option to sign up with Facebook or with their email address. The app then allows users to build a custom profile stating who they are interested in meeting, which lets the app customize your matches and show only the type of person you want to see.
The Skout home screen is just a grid view of people who are online at that moment. Clicking on a picture pulls up the other users profile, showing their basic information, most recent posts and number of points they have available.
In the left corner of the app is a drawer. Opening the drawer opens up other ways to use the app. From this screen a user can select “Buzz” which will show local places and people, “Look At Me” which is a game in which users can bid using their points for a featured spot and more visibility, or “Shake To Chat” which will start a chat with a random and anonymous person.
Many of the available actions on Skout cost points, the ways to earn points are by buying them as an in-app purchase, or by engaging with advertisers. Points can also be earned by convincing other users to use their points to pay for “backstage photos“.
Complaints about the app include the points system and how many things require points to use, the fact that there isn’t really anything new about it and the number of fake profiles.
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The demand for Securus Video Visitation software is heating up, and I think that this is a good thing. This will become something that will become the norm for many people that cannot tolerate the thought of going to a prison to visit.
I have checked out the website, and was impressed with the description of the software that everyone is downloading. There are have more than 65,000 downloads of the app by both iPhone and Android smart device users. I think that this is a great start for a company that has captured a niche market.
The Securus inmate communication software already serves more than 800,000 prisoners. It has become the type of software that is designed to support an array of users on the inside and the outside. Mobile visitations are the way of the future. This is going to be the way that everyone does this type of visitation as time progresses.
The app was a very smart idea for Securus Technologies families that may choose to share accounts. This are others that may be in states outside of where their friends are located. Downloading the app just makes everything simpler. I am usually on the job so this app came in handy for me.
What makes this app so special is the fact that it opens up everyone to holidays. People can visit with their friends and loved ones during Thanksgiving, Christmas or birthdays. It gives users a feeling of hope. The app download is free. All that people have to do is fund their Securus accounts.
It is an easy app to utilize. People don’t have to be tech savvy to utilize this. That is another great aspect of having an application like this on your phone. I have the app, and I can start it up quickly and get a visit started in no time.
The app is always working well, but I think it will improve and get even better as time goes on. I would encourage anyone that has loved ones that are incarcerated to consider the benefits of the app.
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