Highlight (application)

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Highlight
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The Highlight application
Developer(s) Highlight
Development status Active
Platform iOS[1] and Android[2]
Type Social Networking
Website highlig.ht

Highlight is a social networking application for iOS and Android.[3] The application finds nearby users and shows things they have in common with a user. The application received a large update which introduced Android support on November 20, 2012.[4] On April 30, 2015, the developers announced a change of focus towards social networking via photo-sharing through their Roll [5] app.

Usage

People can register user profiles with the service by entering their information. They then leave the application running in the background, and it will notify them of people nearby.[6]

Criticism

Highlight has been criticized for its disclosing of private information to strangers.[7] Highlight requires a connection to both users' Facebook accounts and their location. The difference between Highlight and other services like Foursquare is that it shares information continuously.[8]

References

  1. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/highlight-people-nearby/id441534409?mt=8
  2. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ht.highlig&hl=en
  3. Lawler, Ryan (20 November 2012). "Highlight Launches Android App And New iOS App With Expanded Profiles, "High Fives," And Improved Notifications". Retrieved 13 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Price, Emily (20 November 2012). "Highlight Updates Its iOS App, Finally Comes To Android". Retrieved 13 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Roll
  6. Constine, Josh (24 January 2012). "Mobile App Highlight Gives You A 6th Sense About Who's Nearby". Retrieved 13 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Golijan, Rosa. "Trendy iPhone app 'Highlight' is a privacy nightmare". Retrieved 13 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Highlight Privacy Policy Retrieved 10 May 2013.

External links

  1. Highlight