| | 01-22-2013, 08:57 AM #1
Introducing Social Scout for Windows Phone!
Explore nearby, find places, check-in, know where your friends are and more!
Be part of the most popular checking-in platform in the world, with a rich social connection and millions of places! As recently announced by Facebook, it is not just about a social network, it’s about interacting with anything being around or in between, things that connect us. One of those things is Places. You can search for places on Facebook, and you can check-in in those places and at the same time enrich your social activity. This app will make that job very easy and entertaining.
Being a 1.0 version, yet it packs a lot of innovative and useful stuff:
• Nearby places with distance and orientation using GPS and compass
• Powerful searching
• Friends close to you
• Driving directions
• Tag or attach photos to check-ins *
• Comment or like friend’s check-ins
• Check-in history of your friends and yours
• Suggestions of places to eat around you *
• View people profiles and check-ins *
• Most visited places by area (by friends or by all)
• Link to Facebook Touch
• Skins / themes
* Features not available (or limited) in the Free version and Trial version. Free version has Ads, which will make screen real state smaller and can make the app slower on launch (due to advertisements).
Do my friends need this app in order to interact?
Not at all. Social Scout will grab your friends activity no matter how they check-in, as long as they do it through Facebook either directly or via other apps or smartphones using a Facebook connection. Some users though, may set some particular privacy configurations for their Facebook account, so on those cases Social Scout might not be able to access check-in information from them.
You will notice that there is kind of an embedded app inside, it’s a Facebook Touch app you can access from either Social Scout or by pinning it to your home screen. This Facebook Touch (soon to be uniquely renamed and offered as a separate app as well) has some particular features you won’t find on others (many) of similar Facebook touch browsers, such as full screen view of pictures, pinch to zoom, full screen browsing, horizontally rendered like/comment/share buttons, integration with Social Scout for checkin or places-related content, etc.
Overall, this app does a great job immerging you into the exciting location based social buzz. Welcome to Social Scout, hope you enjoy it!
Download the app here!
(or search for ‘Social Scout’ in the Marketplace/Store app on your phone)
Disclaimer: App is not developed neither affiliated to Facebook. It does use Facebook Places data via the Open Graph protocol exposed by Facebook for public use. It has great advantages but a small disadvantage as well: you might find some duplicated or misplaced venues. However it gets better and better through time since any Facebook user can (yes, you as well!) contribute to places data quality by editing them via Facebook (the app can as well guide you through that).