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The Success Behind Mobile Apps

We are well past the revolution that is the smart phone. Nowadays, it is all about what can we do with these smart phones. They have bluetooth enabled, GPS software implemented, so they can pretty much do anything short of cooking you breakfast. Even then your phone can help you find out what you should make for breakfast. Whether you’re in the mood for trying something new or maybe you’re starting your vegan diet today and want something vegan friendly.

When there are so many apps to choose from, it makes you wonder how do some reach hype and media exposure while other apps are on a strictly invitation basis only. Not to say that underground apps are inferior. Some notorious apps start out as a secret community of sorts but eventually they flutter away into the era of “What could have been” or they grow and reach heights that is every app creators dream. A classic example of this is Facebook. The household brand name was once just a lowly social media website strictly for those attending Harvard University. They wanted something that was different than Myspace and seeing as Harvard itself is already so exclusive, it only made sense to create a site that was exclusive just for current students. Presently, the app has transcended and made its way into everyone’s, young and old, mind and lifestyle. It allows families to connect from half way across the world.

Bringing a smart phone app to that kind of magnitude only means that soon another app will take its place. This doesn’t mean Facebook will phase out and no one will use it anymore. I highly doubt that will ever happen. In fact, I’m sure historians thousands of years from now will have something ten times more advance and look back on Facebook as “primitive”. Facebook will remain in the “Apps Hall of Fame” so to speak and a new comer will rise and reach peak hype just as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. before it. The next app to do this will most possibly be Flipora. It’s possible you haven’t heard of Flipora so let me give just a sort description. The main reason anyone uses social media is because they are interested in new content. They want to discover something, related to their interests, that they have not looked at before.

That is where Flipora comes in to play. The “flip” comes from flipping through web pages. It will redefine the way people browse the web. Using your browser data, Flipora is able to find new websites on knitting, or kayaking. It’s not necessarily Big Brother spying on you. Flipora needs to be connected to this kind of data to give you the new content that you are looking for. They are small at the moment but they are growing and growing fast. Currently, they are at 8 million subscribers. It really is a wonder how they were able to grow so quickly but also so quietly. The key to successful apps is personalization. Everyone wants to have their clothes, car, food, specifically tailored to them. If your app can achieve that then you’re golden.

The Added Travel Feature Continues To Drive Skout’s Success

The social networking app Skout is well known for dating and meeting new and interesting people. People are more comfortable and open to the idea of connecting with others over the web. It is now common for blossoming relationships to start online. Skout is a trusted application with millions of users. Recently, they have added a new travel feature to the app. The response was one of overwhelming praise.

Imagine for a minute that you are thinking about traveling to Michigan. You want to see firsthand the revitalization of downtown Detroit. The thing is, you live in San Francisco and money is tight. That’s where Skout comes in. Users can link up with locals in cities all over the world for a virtual tour of thousands of tourist destinations. From your home in San Francisco, you can travel virtually with another Skout user to your desired location. The number of Skout users who utilize this portion of the app is well over 10 million. The possibilities are truly endless.

Young adults and college students, not surprisingly, are avid users of the Skout travel feature. I would have loved to take virtual trips when I was in college. Many users are turning their online tourism into actual vacations. The idea of having someone show you around town, or give you a view of a specific destination is cool enough already. Meeting the person in that actual location weeks or months later has to be an awesome experience. Skout has done a wonderful job integrating the travel feature.

Skout continues to show innovation in their social app. All the same features they are known for are still included. Easily find other men and women on a local or national level. Are you interested in expanding your existing social circle? Then Skout is for you. Are you searching for a possible soul mate? Skout is also for you. Their interface is extremely user-friendly. The app allows you to sign in with Facebook or create your own account. Provide some basic information about yourself, upload a picture if you choose, and that’s it. You are ready to start connecting with others.

The app’s home screen consists of a grid showing other people who are currently online. Profiles are easily accessible by tapping on an image or portrait. From there, many other options or commands are offered to create interaction between the two users. This straightforward and simple approach is a large part of Skout’s popularity. A complicated dating app only frustrates users. People like to log in and quickly get connected.

The newly created travel feature, coupled with Skout’s easy-to-learn functionality, has cemented it in place as one of the highest rated social apps. Skout will continue to grow and adapt with its users. You never know who you will meet online, and that is part of the excitement. That dream vacation site can be visited virtually. Then in time, with this app, the electronic meeting is transformed into a physical reality. No other social media app can claim as much success in this area as Skout.