Using the iOS dscout app
From the dscout home screen, you'll see applications you're eligible for under the APPLY tab. To view research projects you've already been invited to, just tap MISSIONS. You can also:
- Complete or update your scout profile by tapping the profile icon at the top left.
- Contact a mission leader with specific questions about a mission or series of missions you've been invited to.
- See a list of all the missions you've completed by swiping down on the missions tab.
- Check the status of any application you've submitted by swiping down on the apply tab.
This is where it all begins! Tap "View Opportunity" to see what a specific dscout project is all about. (And if you haven't downloaded dscout yet, you can watch this brief walkthrough video to see what the experience is like!)
This is where you'll learn what's required to apply for a project, and what you can expect as a reward if you get selected and complete it. If an opportunity sounds like fun, go ahead and start your application!
Swipe down on the apply tab to uncover a running list of all your submitted applications, and select a specific one to view its status. Applications are "open" if scouts can still apply to it, and "closed" if they can't. If you've been selected to participate, your application will be marked as "accepted." But if it's still under review, it'll read "submitted." (If an opportunity has been closed for a week or so and you haven't been accepted, it's safe to assume you probably didn't get in this time around.)
You can also use the share icon at top right to send this opportunity to eligible friends who'd be a good fit!
Missions and mission history
From the missions tab, you can take a look at current missions you've been invited to. To see all the missions you've completed previously, just swipe down.
When viewing a mission, tap "entries" to submit an entry, which usually involves taking a picture or video and answering some follow up questions. Missions typically require scouts to submit 1-7 entries over the course of a few days.
Tap "info" to view all the details about a particular mission, including what experience you have to capture, and when you have to capture it by.
Tap "messages" to contact your mission leader. Got a question or concern about this mission that isn't covered in the mission instructions? This is the place to ask! Your mission leader is the person running the show, and will have the answers you're looking for.
Make sure to completely fill out your scout profile–and keep it up to date–so we can send you the right applications.
Got a question about the app that isn't answered here? Take a look at getting started with dscout or drop our scout support team a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click below to watch a short video that outlines how dscout works for iOS.