Home Screens - Chris Helvick

This is the 8th post in a series called Home Screens. David Sparks over at MacSparky has been doing this for a long time and I thought it would be interesting to ask my friends, family, and former co-workers what is on their Home Screens!

Chris Helvick is a Media Technologies Specialist who works with live production technologies. He mainly works with churches but also works for production companies in the southern Twin Cities. He's attending college at The Institute of Production and Recording for audio production and engineering. Besides work and school Chris is currently working on his very first album.

What are your most interesting home screen apps?

The most "interesting" app I think I have is probably The Moron Test. It's a game I purchased and it just kind of plays tricks and uses funky wording to try to mess you up and try to get you to choose the wrong answers. It's lots of fun. I also have this app called Wake N Shake, it's an app that is an alarm clock but instead of having a deactivate button when the alarm goes off it has a shake sensor so you have to shake the phone to get the alarm to shut off. Helps a lot with waking up on time.

What is your favorite app?

My favorite app is probably Pandora. I love music and being able to use my Pandora account on my phone is cool.

Which app is your guilty pleasure?

Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja. Those two apps are definitely ones that I am on alot and love.

What is the app you are still missing?

I'm not sure I'm missing any apps at the moment. I haven't heard of anything I think I need to have as far as apps, I have a bunch of them but none come to mind that I'm missing.

How many times a day do you use your iPhone?

Oh gosh... I have many jobs and things that happen throughout the day, I'm constantly on my iPhone making calls or texting or planning my schedule (and maybe playing games when there is some down time) I can't even put a number on how much I use it.

What is your favorite feature of the iPhone?

It's a really small thing but I love the ability to switch between apps on the fly. I type e-mails at the same time as replying to texts and scheduling events in the calendar and it's nice to not have to go to the home screen every time. Also I like the ability to put the apps into sub groups on the home screen. It just helps clear up all the clutter on the screen and keeps me more organized. Also the biggest thing and above all my favorite thing about the iPhone is its ability to sync (via iCloud) with my computers and other Apple devices. Before my iPhone it was frustrating when I would put an event into my old phone and forget about it because it wasn't on my main calendar on my computer. Also being able to sync iTunes, iPhoto and Mail libraries is a great feature as well. Buy a song on your phone... it shows up in iTunes, read an e-mail on your phone.... marks it as read on Mail on my computer.

If you were in charge at Apple, what would you add or change?

Making Siri a downloadable app for all the iPhones. I could definitely see myself using Siri everyday to help with reminders and setting appointments.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I like the ability to customize the phone inside and out, with all the skins and cases you can get for the phones and all the wall papers and arrangement you can do in the phone there is almost no end to the customization to fit what works for you the best.