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This article was published on November 24, 2014


Show off your icons with #Homescreen for iOS

Show off your icons with #Homescreen for iOS
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

People love to show off their home screens periodically — like during #homescreen2014 earlier this year — and now there’s an app for that.

A new app called #Homescreen from Betaworks takes a screenshot of your iPhone’s home screen, scans it and then creates an interactive image for sharing online. Once the image is analyzed, you get a special link for sharing that interactive image on Twitter.

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Here’s what my home screen looks like; you’re able to mouse over each app to find out more about what it does and get a download link. It’s not perfect, with a few apps failing to be recognized properly, but is a fun way to share your favorite apps with friends.

Homescreen is available now for free.

Show us your home screens for 2014!

#Homescreen [iOS App Store]