SKOUT is the developer of a location-based social networking and dating application and website.SKOUT was one of the first dating and mobile people discovery applications to emphasize generalized user location.Rad has stated that the impetus for the app was his observation that "no matter who you are, you feel more comfortable approaching somebody if you know they want you to approach them." He believed that a "double opt-in" system could be created to potentially alleviate that stress.
Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app that allows users to like (swipe right) or dislike (swipe left) other users, and allows users to chat if both parties swiped to the right.
The app is used as a dating app or hookup app, depending on the user's individual preference.
Information available to the users is based on pictures from Facebook, a short bio that users write themselves, along with linking Instagram and Spotify account.
After transitioning from the clicking function Tinder initially used, Tinder became the first "swipe app", now a term to describe various apps that use swiping left or right to control what content the user sees in a browsing fashion.
Companion apps were being developed by different companies allowing users to, for example, use the user's heart rate to determine which direction to swipe instead of the user swiping with their hands.