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Skout: An App That Makes Strangers Friends

Skout is a social app whose primary objective is connecting people. They help people meet new people and expand their social circle. Skout currently spans over 180 countries and is available in 14 languages. It can be downloaded on Android, IOs, and Windows devices. It was established in 2007 and has its head office in San Francisco. Skout is currently the largest global mobile network for meeting new people. Headed by Christian Wiklund, Skout is backed by 22 million dollars from investors. One of the investors is Andreessen Horowitz, who has just acquired nightlife app Nixter.

Nixter and Skout have integrated to bring more services to their users and also to make their loyalty stronger. Their integration is seen as a way of combining offline and online interaction in Skout’s app. While Skout focuses on helping people meet and make friend with strangers Nixter helps people find upcoming night events in their town, buy tickets and see the guest lists and book VIP accommodations. Nixter was founded two years in Santiago Chile, and it now operates in San Francisco New York and Los Angeles. Nixter will now be integrated into Skout although it will remain as a separate app.

Skout used their app to review 12 months of data among 18-24-year-olds who use their app to reveal the top ten friendliest college towns in America. It looked at college towns across the United States to uncover places where youngsters frequently engage with new people using their app. Madison Wisconsin, Los Angeles California and New York City, were among the three top-ranked friendliest towns. Ironically America’s college town, Boston, which is famous for having over 100 colleges and universities, was ranked at number 12 on skouts friendliest college town list. Boulder, Colorado had the friendliest college guys while the friendliest university ladies are in Madison Wisconsin. On the other hand, the freest college age adults are in Los Angeles.

The study found that making friends in college is much simpler with 57% percent saying it’s easier to make friends in college than high school while 79 % of the college students stated that they made real friendships within a week in of being on the campus. Many colleges made most friends in the classroom and significantly college students also consider their roommate as friends. The survey was conducted in August 2015 among, 2,523 skout users to come up with the results.

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