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  • The Highlight Blog — A New Look for Highlight
    old logo were a bit much on the eyes so we softened them up and reduced the intensity of the colors to give it a more agreeable Lisa Frank effect Better location iconography Apps that use location should always have location icons in them The old Highlight logo has none Now we have three Try forgetting that it s location based now Animation From a subtle pull to refresh icon to the playful bounce of a like button when you tap on it animations are a powerful way to make your app more fun and delightful In that spirit the Highlight logo now rotates in circles at all times You can almost feel the light breeze on your cheek as it rotates past you Audio feedback Audio is a uniquely powerful branding element Anyone who has hummed Buh duh duh duh DUH I m lovin it while biting into a Fish McBite can tell you this Now whenever you view the Highlight logo you will hear the word highlight repeated in a whispering tone to remind you that you re viewing it A cat Studies have shown that users in our target demographic love cats Juxtaposing the logo with cat

    Original URL path: http://blog.highlig.ht/post/46878366224/a-new-look-for-highlight#_=_ (2016-02-10)
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  • The Highlight Blog — Better photos, sharing, and discovery
    Cowboy Post photos from your camera roll Until now you had to take and share photos at the same time With 1 5 2 you can share photos that you took earlier or with another app Save photos to your camera roll Now your own photos will get automatically saved to your camera roll so you can have a copy on your phone and share however you like Save and share other people s photos See a picture of yourself Like another person s photo Just tap the arrow in the header to save it to your camera roll or share it to Facebook and Twitter New map view showing people and events nearby With photos and events there s a lot of rich new content in the feed so we wanted to make it even easier to view people and events nearby in a simple visual way The all new map view is accessible anytime from the top right of the feed Tap any person to see where they are on the map or tap any dot on the map to see who it is You can also do the same for events nearby and get a quick view

    Original URL path: http://blog.highlig.ht/post/44648253423/better-photos-sharing-and-discovery#_=_ (2016-02-10)
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  • The Highlight Blog — Highlight 1.5 - A new way to experience photos and...
    users are standing near you the photos you post will show up on their phones You can write captions tag your location and friends and share them out to Facebook and Twitter It s a new and exciting feeling to stand in a roomful of people and watch their photos show up on your phone as they are being taken Oftentimes you ll look at your Highlight feed and see a picture of yourself show up taken by your friend behind you Or you can have a visual conversation with your friend in the next building and others around you can chime in It s a fun ambient way to share and feel more connected with people around you We think you re really going to like it Events nearby You can post photos anytime with Highlight but it really shines when you are taking photos with others at parties conferences dinner parties or when hanging out with friends We decided to build a simple way to capture events so you have your own place in Highlight to share just with the people in the room Our goal was to keep it very lightweight without any guest lists RSVPs or advance planning involved Here s how it works When you re composing a post on Highlight just tap the map marker to see events nearby or to start a new one here and now There is no one to invite the people standing near you will automatically get notified that there is a new event nearby and they can choose to join it When new people arrive they ll get notified too You don t even need to select an end time it will end automatically when people leave and stop posting It s sort of like a hashtag that

    Original URL path: http://blog.highlig.ht/post/43588287899/highlight-15-a-new-way-to-experience-photos-and#_=_ (2016-02-10)
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  • The Highlight Blog — New ways to share with the people around you:...
    iPhone charger or if anyone wants to share a cab home from an event you re attending Try it out and let us know what you think To post an update just tap the blue quotes icon at the top right of the activity feed Notes You can now write public Notes about your friends that will show up on their Highlight profile This helps the people around them learn more about them Notes can be used to vouch for your friends to share stories or to tell people interesting facts about them They are super fun More activity The activity feed has been redesigned to incorporate more types of content including posts from people nearby notes about the people you ve crossed paths with and new people that your friends have highlighted Liking and Replying You can now like and reply to people s posts and notes directly from the feed making it easier to engage with others in a lightweight way Interest pages It s now easier to find other people on Highlight who share a school hometown or favorite author with you Just tap on an item in the things in common section of a profile you re viewing and it will take you to a dedicated interest page Improved relevance You can now highlight the interests that are most meaningful to you just like you would highlight a person you care about This makes the app smarter and helps us know when to notify you Design refresh We ve done a general design refresh making the app cleaner with more subtle visual treatments and a more polished overall look Better Facebook integration If you want you can now share your highlights posts notes and encounter summaries directly to Facebook Sharing is entirely under your control and

    Original URL path: http://blog.highlig.ht/post/27551616411/highlight-1-2#_=_ (2016-02-10)
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  • The Highlight Blog — Funding, Worldwide Launch, and SXSW
    Angel Crunchfund and a great group of angel investors They have all been incredibly helpful and we re really excited to have them be a part of things as we work towards the big vision we have Worldwide launch Until now Highlight has only been available in the U S but starting today it is available worldwide in the App Store With Highlight in more countries we think there is very real potential to change how we travel and to create meaningful connections across borders Imagine being in a cafe in Iceland and discovering that the person next to you knows your sister or backpacking in Thailand and seeing friends of friends all around you We can t wait to hear the stories that come in SXSW We re also in the process of getting a new version of Highlight ready in time for SXSW We want Highlight to make Austin even more fun for you by surprising you with hidden connections surfacing information about the people you meet and helping you remember these people when you bump into them at a random New York coffee shop a year later You can expect to see some useful enhancements to search

    Original URL path: http://blog.highlig.ht/post/18545045974/funding-worldwide-launch-and-sxsw#_=_ (2016-02-10)
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  • The Highlight Blog — Introducing Highlight
    the background surfacing information about the people around you If your friends are nearby it will notify you If someone interesting crosses your path it will tell you more about them We are just getting started with Highlight and there is so much that we are still figuring out but the experience we ve had with our beta has been really exciting Knowing more about the people around you makes

    Original URL path: http://blog.highlig.ht/post/16391451858/introducing-highlight#_=_ (2016-02-10)
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  • The Highlight Blog: Archive
    Photo Quote Link Chat Audio Video No posts yet 2013 2014 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2012 2013 2014 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2012 2013

    Original URL path: http://blog.highlig.ht/archive/2014/3?before_time=1327395600 (2016-02-10)
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  • The Highlight Blog: Archive
    Photo Quote Link Chat Audio Video No posts yet 2013 2014 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2012 2013 2014 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2012 2013

    Original URL path: http://blog.highlig.ht/archive/2013/2?before_time=1327395600 (2016-02-10)
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