Mobile application platform HipLogic is rolling out a consumer version of its smartphone interface for non-smartphones. HipLogic Live is a free downloadable application will deliver content—including Facebook, Twitter, CBS news, CBS sports, and weather—to select Windows Mobile or Symbian devices.
Founded by three veterans from Sun Microsystems, HipLogic brings sophisticated applications to the simplest cell phones by keeping all the complexity in the network. In essence, HipLogic is trying to bring the quick, easy interface of a BlackBerry to more simple, lightweight phones that are available for the mass market. Consumers can toggle between the original mobile operating system and an always-on smartphone-like interface for instant access to a collection of apps. HipLogic Live features a variety of apps, widgets, realtime notifications (Facebook updates and Twitter), and a search bar. The interface and applications are not as sleek and powerful as those of the iPhone and Android, but draws more similarities to the apps and OS of BlackBerry devices.
HipLogic has developed a next generation mobile content delivery platform that activates the idle screen. The platform offers device manufacturers and network operators innovative UI design, while providing a zero-click distance to end users for access and promotion of mobile services. HipLogic has strategic partnerships with premium media and content providers, creating a rich turnkey consumer experience. HipLogic is a private company funded by Benchmark Capital, Bay Partners, and Stage 1 Ventures.