Highlight (application)

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Highlight
Highlight Logo.gif
Developer(s) Highlight
Development status Active
Platform iOS and Android
Type Social Networking
Website highlig.ht

Highlight is a social networking application for iOS and Android.[1] 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.[2] On April 30, 2015, the developers announced a change of focus towards social networking via photo-sharing through their Roll [3] app.

Criticism[edit]

Highlight has been criticized for its disclosing of private information to strangers.[4] 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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Price, Emily (20 November 2012). "Highlight Updates Its iOS App, Finally Comes To Android". Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Roll
  4. ^ Golijan, Rosa. "Trendy iPhone app 'Highlight' is a privacy nightmare". Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Highlight Privacy Policy Retrieved 10 May 2013.

External links[edit]

  1. Highlight