The services with star badge on them, work on a proprietary technology developed by Hike called UTP - Universal Transfer Protocol, which enables these services to run with complete User Interfaces as if they were running on internet to provide beautiful, never seen-before experiences without data.
When you use star services on TOTAL built by hike phones, UTP does the heavy lifting of encrypting, compressing and transmitting the data quietly behind the scenes. On the other hand, developers write their applications the same way they would for HTTP. Whenever a no-internet connectivity scenario is encountered, UTP automatically kicks in and the app continues to function seamlessly.
When developers start developing applications using UTP, we reach out to users who are not on the internet, while not compromising on the user experience. And that opens the doors to making the dream of a truly Digital India a reality a whole lot sooner than later