Social Scout updated, adds Live Tile and toast notifications

Social Scout

Social Scout is a Facebook Places app for our Windows Phone that is designed to help you explore what is nearby, find places, check-in to places, and find where your Facebook friends are. The app is from JDB Pocketware, developers of HandyScan, and was recently updated to version 1.1.

The Version 1.1 update of Social Scout brings a handful of notifications options to the table that include notifications when friends check-in close to you and notifications for likes/comments to your check-ins.

Social Scout

Additional features to the Version 1.1 update include:

  • Live tile & toast notifications
  • Lockscreen notifications (Windows Phone 8 devices)
  • Native version for Windows Phone 8 improves speed and brings 720P screens support
  • Fixed distances to places not updating on the main list
  • Fixed "top visited places - by friends" not allowing exploring remote areas

There are two versions of Social Scout available in the Windows Phone Store. You have Social Scout Free (red banner icon), an ad supported version, and Social Scout (blue-ish banner icon) that is ad free and is running $1.99.

QR: Social Scout Free and Paid


Reader comments

Social Scout updated, adds Live Tile and toast notifications


Can't get past the compass adjusting. And where it says to tap if there are no results, nothing happens when I tap it. Worked better before.

"Local Scout" uses Bing places and content will depend on your country, some countries have very poor places data. This one will get places from Facebook, will show you more places, friends on places and it lets you interact by checking in, liking or commenting.