Frequently Asked Questions
What is Highlife?
Highlife is a Friend Connector, a People Connector, and a Social Event Feed, all in one App.
“What do these mean and how can they help me?” you may ask yourself. Well, here’s the shtick:
Friend Connector – Have a friend nearby, coming back to town or intersecting in an airport? Connect, (Ask how he/she's feeling), Meet, Hang out. Simple as that!
People Connector – Remember having hobbies and interests? Find people in your community who are just as passionate about it as yourself. Connect to a network of alumni and see people around you with similar worldviews and experiences. Go meet for coffee and debate with someone you disagree with. Festivals are on their way and you might want to see who else is going, too. You get the drill! 😉
Social Event Feed – A friend you haven't seen in a while is setting up a movie night? Guys around the block wanna play ball? Group of people from your local gym want to set up a beach day?
Highlife is here to solve the social dilemma, and finally use the Internet to get us closer together!
Our main instrument is the Broadcast! Imagine having a CB Radio that you can fine tune to only the people that want to listen to you speak. Same is with us. Broadcast to people from your surroundings, that like the things you like and that are in the same networks as yourself!
In order to use this feature to The MAX – create SmartLists. Using them will become the only way you will want to connect with new people. Once you get acquainted with it, broadcasting to people that like #running, #hiking, #prince and finished the same school as you/are part of the same organization, will feel like both a breeze and a breath of fresh air.
1. Do you store my location history?
No, we only store your current location so that the app can present you with nearby results.
2. Can people find my location?
No, Highlife does not share your location with any users.
In addition, distances shown are only approximated and not actual (with the exception of your friends on the platform).
For additional privacy, you can adjust the minimum distance to show based on if a user is:
a friend of your friend
in one of your closed networks
in one of your open networks
You can also completely hide your distance to users on the platform who are not connected to you through friends or networks.
To change these settings, simply visit Settings => Location.
3. How can I see what information a user can see on my profile?
You can use the "View As" feature to see what your profile will look like to other users. Go to Settings => Account.
4. Are you sending or receiving data from any of my social networks?
Highlife has no integration with other social networks and we do not send your data to third parties.
5. Why don't you integrate with social networks so I can add my friends list?
Highlife doesn't want users importing large friends' lists into the platform.
We would prefer that you specifically pick friends and networks that are relevant to you today.
This ensures that the connections between users are stronger and more meaningful resulting in a better experience for all.
6. Why can I join any number of closed networks, but only 25 open networks?
By limiting the amount of open networks a user can join, the fact that a user is in a network shows that they strongly associate and identify with that network.
This also incentivizes closed networks where members can control membership.