homescreen

  • Homescreen.me returns with a new site for sharing your favorite apps

    Homescreen.me returns with a new site for sharing your favorite apps

    One of the early startups in the app discovery space, Homescreen.me, is relaunching its service that lets you browse which apps others have installed on their iPhone, and now, Apple Watch, too. Despite valiant efforts at creating social networks around apps and app recommendations, one of the best ways to discover those you’ll really like is by word-of-mouth — a friend tells… Read More

  • Evie brings instant search to Android

    Evie brings instant search to Android

    Most smartphone users download zero apps per month, and only tend to use around a half-dozen of their installed apps on a regular basis. Meanwhile, there are millions of native applications available today that offer a better experience than using the mobile web. The problem is finding these apps and easily accessing them at the right time. Read More

  • Betaworks’ Latest Homescreen Update Looks To Fix App Discovery

    Betaworks’ Latest Homescreen Update Looks To Fix App Discovery

    The App Store is broken. Even though the number of apps and developers and downloads goes up each year, the browsing experience for the consumer has remained largely the same, meaning that the vast majority of apps go entirely undiscovered. This could explain why Facebook’s ad revenue from mobile apps is up more than 50 percent as of last year. Betaworks’ Homescreen app (and… Read More

  • Betaworks’ Homescreen Intros App Profile Pages, Taking App Discovery To A New Level

    Betaworks’ Homescreen Intros App Profile Pages, Taking App Discovery To A New Level

    Betaworks latest experiment, Homescreen, has added app profile pages to the platform, letting users see how popular the app is on various Homescreens, important people who are using it, and other apps that either share a drawer or a homescreen with that particular app. “The App Store is a black box,” Homescreen co-founder Matt Hartman tells me. “We want to make it easy for… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang:: Not Fade Away

    Gillmor Gang: Not Fade Away

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 5, 2014. As notifications and deep linking are built out, the Gillmor Gang is implementing a series of interconnected apps and services including a forthcoming Gillmor Gang app. Read More

  • Homescreen Is Betaworks’ Latest Experiment-Turned-Product

    Homescreen Is Betaworks’ Latest Experiment-Turned-Product

    When someone picks up their phone to take a peek, I can’t help but take a peek, too. Whether it’s a perfect stranger on the train or the girl I’ve had a crush on for months, I can’t help but look. With the latest product out of betaworks, you can take that curiosity to a whole new level. Read More

  • Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz & Others Put $1.8M Into Aviate, An Intelligent Homescreen For Android

    Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz & Others Put $1.8M Into Aviate, An Intelligent Homescreen For Android

    Facebook is not the only company to invest in development of products that take better advantage of the Android homescreen. South Korean messaging app KakaoTalk also recently announced its intentions to release a rival Android launcher. And now,  Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and others have invested $1.8 million into Aviate, an ex-Googler backed intelligent homescreen for… Read More