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I recently did some housecleaning of my iPhone homescreen. Share yours in the comments! :)
Interesting- you listen to a lot of radio? I hadn't heard of Stitcher and Umano. You listen on the Muni or something?
I'm surprised you had not heard of Stitcher. I thought it was very well known but perhaps not. I've been using it for a few years.
Umano is a more recent addition. I listen at the gym, on flights, and when I'm home getting ready in the morning, prepping dinner, etc.
My initial reaction is you need to update your apps and check your email. :) I used to use Stitcher all the time until they lost the TechCrunch headlines channel. The WSJ headlines + tech briefings are both pretty decent channels.
Why not use mailbox? Feels like 2x improvement over gmail app
I downloaded but never tried Mailbox, tbh. I'm scared to change my habits. :)
But more seriously, I do need to try it. Thanks for the nudge.
Yeah it's killer.
Awesome Ryan. This homescreen is giving me a fair amount of anxiety seeing how many pages you have, haha. I consolidated to just one and have been pretty good about holding myself to that standard. Helps that iTunes remembers everything you've downloaded before etc.
Haha, I won't even show you my page of "binders filled with games". Ironically, I don't play many games.
Here's mine! http://imgur.com/zru5Tv9
I downloaded cue and circa when they first came out but thought both needed some polish. Do you find yourself using both regularly?
I'm using Circa a lot - I like the UI and the bite-sized news.
I've stopped using Cue, however Circa is probably my most visited app. I love the way they handle news and they've replaced my Flipboard for world news.
Nice. I'm sort of this strange habitual person. I actually leave my home screen pretty close to the stock default way the OS ships. My second screen is basically my home screen. here is my 2nd screen / home screen https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5865947/Photo%202013-06-17%204%2036%2058%20PM.png
Are you using Twitter #Music a lot? How are you liking it. I also never knew there were that many Nike+ apps.
Guess I'm the only one with a 4S. I love using folders and the new iOS 7 folder structure. http://cl.ly/image/401q3d0W3n0z
Nice hack with the emojis. Didn't know you can do that :)
Thanks :) I like to label all my folders with an emoji and a verb instead of a noun. If I want to take an action, in theory, it's slightly faster to access what I want
Ok, I'll play too: http://d.pr/i/pc0H
I started playing this silly little game Asynch Corp (the happy face icon) where you re-arrange little colored squares into groups to make bigger blocks of color. Naturally, after a while I decided I needed to apply these skills to the apps I use regularly on my home screen. Not only are they grouped by color but also by visual similarities in the icons themselves... circle shapes, star shapes, etc. Surely I'm not the only one who does this?
That's a very pretty homescreen - love it!
Here's mine! http://cl.ly/image/1f1D3I1z403f
What do you think of Ding Dong? I gave it an honest try but it never stuck. Not differentiated enough from Snapchat from my experience.
I use it all the time- but usually for three use cases:
1) I'm late to the morning standup and I'm going to dingdong my team
2) I'm trying to coordinate w my girlfriend and it's to let her know I'm at location X
3) And finally, as a poke
I think snapchat is good for #3 but not as strong for 1 + 2, thought I could see some people using it for that. The founder, Onno Faber is on Quibb btw :)
I find MessageMe useful for #2. They can do better at #3 though, which arguably is the most important use case for consumer communication apps to get right.
I use Couple for #2, and most girlfriend stuff. Love it.
Interesting discussion. @ryanhoover - what do you use SnapChat for?
Mostly for #3 (it's the modern day poke). It provides a medium that makes it acceptable to send random messages to friends/acquaintances. It's another way of saying "I'm thinking of you".
In some ways, it's similar to how my now ex-girlfriend and I used to use Draw Something before we started dating. We doodled back-and-forth as a means of "poking" one another, signaling that we were thinking of one another without it coming off weird.
On occasion, Snapchat messages morph into actual conversations, similar to a text message but with more debauchery and in some cases, honesty because of its ephemeral.
What do you think of Snapchat and how is it different than Ding Dong, Onno?
P.S. I used the product ~5 months ago and love the design and concept. I just couldn't find where it fit into my life.
Cool - thanks for the wrap-up. ~5 months ago we were still bootstrapping it, not sure if we had the picture in for example. Anyway, great feedback. We're coming with some new features soon – let me know if you'd like to test it!
Took me a moment to figure out what I was looking at. "OH! It's an Android." :)
here is mine http://cl.ly/Phi4
I'm amazed that you only have 2 pages. I'm going to assume that the second page is ALL folders :)
hah not really. i don't have that many apps installed.
Late the party, but here is mine.... I think one of these icons in particular will cause many people anxiety! Can you spot it? http://rlnd.co/image/1L0z1010441a