SlimWare Utilities has announced the launch of the SlimCleaner crowd-sourced cleaning engine.
Calling it the first software to use social networking for PC repair and optimisation, SlimWare said that SlimCleaner combines a powerful PC cleaning engine with a community of users who provide real-time feedback to improve computer performance.
According to the company, SlimCleaner provides the essential tools for cleaning and optimising a PC, and scanning and offering information that consumers can use to improve their machine's speed and performance, based on the collective intelligence of SlimCleaner's global community. It will view descriptions for items that are on a user's PC, see what the community thinks of those items and determine whether or not the community finds them useful.
It also said that to end-users, SlimCleaner is like using social networks and web-based rating systems, as the software allows consumers to create a personalised wall where they can write assessments about various items on their PC, earn badges, build out a 'trust' network, communicate with other SlimCleaner users and 'like' or 'unlike' each others' ratings.
Chris Cope, CEO of SlimWare Utilities, said: “We have turned the world of PC maintenance upside down. We have thrown out the old playbook of static, centralised PC optimisation and given consumers an interactive community where they can make and receive recommendations in real-time that are customised to their own individual PC.
“We use social networking and community-sourced feedback to tell people what's on their machine and what they can do about it. It's like having an army of tech-savvy geeks helping you maintain your computer.”