This document contains support for the Scoot iPhone App
To start the Scoot iPhone application, simply tap on the icon and the application will launch. When you run the application for the first time, a popup box will appear asking for your permission to allow the Scoot App to get your location from the iPhone's built-in GPS, from the positions of nearby mobile phone masts or from nearby Wifi hotspots.
Once the application has permission to get the phone's location, it will proceed to display the default set of icons.
Each green icon on the application's home page represents a search for a popular category within the Scoot UK Business Directory, e.g. hotels, restaurants, supermarkets etc. Tap an icon to search for businesses in your location.
When an icon is tapped, Scoot searches from the 2 million businesses on our database to find companies nearby offering the service you are looking for. The businesses are displayed in a list of fifty, in order of nearness to your location. You can scroll up and down the search results or return to the home page.
Each business is represented as a
If you find a business you are interested in, tap the business to reveal more information about that listing. On the "more details" page of a business you may find:
If you want to save the business as a favourite, simply click on the grey star icon on the "More" details page. It will turn yellow and will be saved in your Scoot Favourites.
You can choose which icons you wish to be displayed on your Scoot home page by tapping the "Edit" button. This will display a list of the available searches and an on/off toggle button. Simply toggle your choices on or off. As well as services or categories, you can also choose major UK brands, eg Boots, Marks and Spencer, Pizza Express, and many more. Choose the list of services and brands you'll need when you're out and about, tap "back" to return to the home page and you're done.
The Scoot business finder is based in the UK and contains businesses in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. If we detect that you are trying to use the application from outside of these areas, the application will warn you that Scoot is only available in the UK. The Scoot iPhone App is made available throughout the world to allow visitors to the UK to install it from their home countries with the intention of using it when they arrive in the UK.
The Scoot iPhone App determines your location from the location of your phone's GPS position, by inference from the location of nearby cell masts or from the locations of nearby hotspots. If the location is incorrect, then it is probably due to the fact that the iPhone has an incorrect or inaccurate fix on your position. Try locating yourself with the iPhone's built-in Maps application to see where your phone thinks it is.
If the iPhone cannot locate itself accurately, then the search results may not accurately reflect the nearest businesses to you. To get a good fix on your position, make sure you are outside in the open air with a good view of the sky. In such circumstances, the GPS chip in the iPhone should be able to calculate your location to within less than ten metres.