Launched in 2007 in San Francisco, Skout is a mobile applications that empowers individuals to expand their social circle. Since it's launch, Skout has extended its reach globally and is now active in more than 180 countries worldwide, being used in 14 different languages.
Skout works by introducing others for the user to chat with based on location, with the user needing to merely "shake" their smartphone in order to chat.
The innovative friendship-seeking application is one of many that are emerging to solve the issue of forming new, meaningful adult friendships. Although most consumers live in dense urban areas, the fast-paced daily routines of many make it difficult to find time to dedicate to meeting new people.