How To: Discover, Save and Sync with!

Hey Scouts!

Over the past few weeks, you've heard us talk more and more regularly about our website, Well if you're wondering why, here's one major reason: It's super awesome. :)

Oh, and it keeps getting better and better and is really easy to discover things in and around your own neighborhood OR a city you planning on visiting. It's perfect for pre-planning any trip.

It's super easy to use and best of all, FREE. If you have a Scout account, you can save and sync with your iPhone or Android app. Don't have an account? Sign up here!
Check out our newest video showing you how to get the most out of our favorite site.

Not sure what to do or have questions? Let us know below in the comments, on Twitter or Facebook!

Happy Scouting!

New Scout for iPhone Update: Tips and Tricks

Still wishing the weekend was here? Us too. But to help your daily grinds, we released a small update over the weekend that makes Scout for iPhone even easier to use. We've added a new “Tips and Tricks” section in the app to help you discover cool features you may not have known existed within Scout.

Check it out:

Also, if you didn't already know, you can share your location or a certain place you're going via text, e-mail, Facebook and now, Twitter!

If you're a current Scout user, download the update and let us know what you think! If you are new to Scout on iPhones, try out the 30-day free trial and we'd love to hear your feedback.

Scouts on the iPhone: Want a Sneek Peek of the Next Version?

Since launching in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, things on the Scout team have been busier than ever.  Just in the last couple of months, we've launched Scout Plus on the iPhone, opened Scout for Apps up to all developers (like AroundMe), won a couple of awards, and have added brand new features to *phew!*

In addition to all of this, just last week, for the first time, we invited our fans on Facebook and Twitter followers to get a sneak peek at the first version of Scout for Android – something we were really excited about. Any time we can work with our customers, we're certainly all for it.

But this left our Scouts with iPhones saying, “Where's the love?”

Well, today I'm happy to share with you that we're going to be able to give our iPhone customers the same opportunity to beta test the next version of Scout on the iPhone!

Specifically, we're looking for Scouts who:

  • Have an iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, or 4S
  • Are 18+ years old
  • Live in the U.S.
  • LOOOOOOOVE giving feedback

Sound like you? Still interested? Then start by filling out this application HERE.

Unfortunately, there are a limited amount of spots available and we likely won't be able to include everyone who applies. We will however, hold onto the names of those who apply for future beta testing opportunities.

Thanks everyone and happy scouting!

Kenji from the Scout Team

Announcing the Scout Plus Upgrade for iPhone – Now we’re talking!

In January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we launched Scout™ – a daily personal navigator designed to make discovering and driving everyday, easier than ever before.

With Scout, we want to make it simpler for you to find local things to do, whether you enjoy live music events, love activities like hiking, or are just looking for a new restaurant to try.

Unlike other navigation apps, we’ve designed Scout to be all about you. From the moment you launch the app, it provides you with information for all of your everyday, local needs – all in one place. It tells you where you are, what’s around you, your commute drive time, your favorite locations and gives you quick access to your everyday searches like coffee shops, restaurants and more.

Today, I’m happy to share with you that we have launched an upgrade to Scout that adds voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation and many other features that will greatly improve your drive time experience.

New features include:

  • Automatic rerouting if you miss a turn or take a detour
  • Lane Assist that lets you know which lane to be in before your next maneuver
  • Audio & visual traffic alerts & rerouting
  • Red-light camera alerts that notify you of red-light cameras ahead with both audio and visual alerts
  • Speed trap alerts that let you know when to slow down due to upcoming speed traps
  • Posted speed limits that give you your current speed limit with an indicator to show if you are speeding

The new features are part of the Scout Plus upgrade and are free for 30 days. After that, if you decide you would like to go back to using the free version of Scout, you can – no problem. You won’t be charged.

If you do decide to stick with Scout Plus, you can either purchase for the year ($9.99/year) or monthly ($2.99/month).

Lastly, regardless of which version of Scout you have, don't forget you can sync your favorite locations, activities, and restaurants from directly to your phone.

I’d love to invite iPhone users to check out the Scout Plus upgrade right now. Don't forget – it's absolutely free for 30 days.

Once you try it, let me know what you think by either leaving a review in the AppStore or posting a comment below on our blog.

iPhone Users – Download Scout here

Thanks for Scouting with us.

Best Regards,

Sal Dhanani
Chief Product Scout