HipLogic's latest shell replacement, Spark, is trying to bring a consistent experience to Symbian and Android handsets, paid for through sponsored content and harvesting of user's data. Spark is a home screen replacement that provides news feeds, social networking and such like, controlled by HipLogic and sponsored by Sky News ( …
"There's only ever a need to have 12 widgets, and we're providing them".
Blimey, rather arrogant no? Comments like that tend to put people right off.
Let's see how many "Nobody will ever need more than 640KB of RAM" type quotes we can find :)
This whole thing has an unpleasant whiff about it IMHO.
and why would I want this?
I want to cripple the experience on my otherwise open and unrestricted device, and have yet another third party monitor everything I do and force more ads down my throat?
If you're not the customer, then you're the product ... who are HipLogic selling their users to?
adware sponsered spyware
"Once our platform is installed we know everything that happens on that phone," - no thanks.
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