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  1. awesumjon's Avatar
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    I was a Gamestop the other day, at the cashier, when the guy next, at the next cashier over, me had his phone out. It was a Tmo Nokia Lumia 710. I got his attention and showed him that I had a Windows Phone too (the HD7). He told me how that piece of "eye candy" (and I admit, seeing it in person, it was) caught his eye and that he really liked it.

    When he held it up to show me I saw his upper tiles (From here on Start Tiles). It was Phone-Messaging-[3rd party I didn't know]-Linked Inbox-IE-Alarm-People. Those are the ones I saw at least, but that says a lot about the kind of person he was. Probably a busy person, but one that likes to keep in touch with people.

    My Start Tiles are Calendar-Phone-People-Messaging-Music-TV Show-Weather Live. I'm not exactly sure what that says about me. Some tell me what you think.

    So, What do your Start Tiles say about you?
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    My start page tiles are the first eight tiles that were already on the phone when I bought it. Added several more. To me it says this phone works for me the way I got it with some other programs added that is use also. The things I look at every day are right where i can get to them quickly and get things done!
    Your smartphone is only as smart as YOU let it be!
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    I try to strike a balance between tiles that are useful for me to see quickly and tiles that look good, if I get the opportunity to show off the phone to other people.
    My current first eight visible tiles are:
    Messaging/Emails
    People/Me
    XBox Live/FFFFound
    Pinned group of celebrities I follow on Twitter/Words By Post

    If I show off the phone, upon unlock the People tile starts to flutter through my friend's FB pictures and the Twitter group tile starts flipping through celebrity pictures, then regales you with the last tweet. FFFFound shows up the latest photo entry (occasionally slightly risque but you takes your chances!) and my avatar starts nudging his head into shot on the XBox tile.
    Small but effective and delightful surprises for people unfamiliar with WP, to see.
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    Phone, messages
    Me, Carbon
    Weave, Weather
    IE, Mail
    Pictures
    Xbox, Facebook
    Nokia Maps, Nokia Music
    engadget, The Guardian
    Prime TV, Wikipedia
    Marketplace, Settings

    They're basically all there as they're the apps I use the most by far. Luckily the arrangement gives me some colour - roll on WP8 and the ability to have different coloured tiles for different apps (hopefully!).
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    My startpage. I'm a bit more for looks than function. But phone/messaging needs to be quickly accessable for me as well as a calendar because my memory sucks. The rest of the social tiles are right below where the screen ends so I don't have to scroll too much to access them.

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    Phone | People
    Calender
    Yell.com | Settings

    New Group - "Social"
    Me Tile | Messaging
    Linked Inbox (Hotmail and 3 pop business accounts) | Whatsapp
    Skype | Kik Messenger
    Facebook | Carbon

    New Group - "Media"
    Pictures
    Zune Music + Videos | Marketplace
    Youtube Pro | TV Guide

    New Group - "Games"
    Xbox Live | DC Comics
    Nofoto | Amazon Kindle

    New Group - "News"
    BBC News | The Weather Channel
    WP Central | Engadget
    Vouncher Cloud | Groupon

    New Group - "Tools"
    IE9 | Office
    Supertimer | Perfect Scan
    Lists | Flashlight

    :)
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    Phone, People
    E-mail, Messaging
    Pictures
    Stocks, Weather
    Nokia Drive, Local Scout
    IE, Marketplace
    Calander
    Xbox Live, Connecivity Short Cut
    Slacker Radio, Ask Zippy
  8. Winterfang's Avatar
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    Me|People
    Phone|Text
    Calendar
    Friends|Work
    Internet|Email
    Pictures
    work schedule|Calendar
    Music|Games
    Marketplace|Settings

    etc....

    I put people first.
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    Phone|Messages
    People|Me
    Family|Friends from my Hometown

    HTC Weather

    Outlook|Personal Emails

    Music|Speak To Play

    Games|Carbon
    Marketplace|WPCentral

    Office|Wifi
    IE9|My Verizon

    Calendar
    HeyTell

    I guess it is pretty obvious that I put connectivity first. I love seeing the most recent stories from my family members and friends. I also Use my phone for music a lot, so it makes sense that I put them that high. I rarely, if ever, use the calendar, and HeyTell is just too new for me to move it up yet. I find it a little odd that I have IE9 so far down, since I feel like I use it a lot.

    Carrier: Verizon Wireless
    Phones: HTC 8X & HTC Trophy & Samsung Focus
    PC:Dell Studio XPS 1640

    My app: Plant Guide

    Spitfire 4.0, my HTC Imagio, rest in peace.
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    Phone - Messaging
    Me - Fiance's Tile
    WPCentral - WeatherMaster
    Pictures
    People - Family Group
    IE - Live Mail
    Work Mail (Outlook) - Lync 2010
    Office - My Notes (OneNote)
    Calendar
    Music + Video - Games
    USA Today - Goal.com
    Alarm - Cellular Data
    Marketplace - Settings
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    Mine is pretty plain, my tile ordering:

    Phone Hotmail
    Messaging Outlook (for work)
    Wifi setting Web
    Data setting BT setting
    Calendar (this is the wide tile)
    Pictures (this is the wide tile)
    Math Calculator Evernote
    CNN OneNote
    Nokia Lumia 1020 on T-Mobile
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    Visible startpage:

    Messaging | Phone
    Linked Inbox | People
    Zune | IE
    Calendar
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    my home is all about friends & me LOL

    phone - people
    messaging - Hotmail
    outlook - me
    office -weather channel
    pictures
    xbox live - IE
    music - videos
    friends I contact most


    :)
    Brad

    back home to windows phone!!! Lumia 620, AIO Wireless.
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    Phone | Contact group
    Messaging | Email
    Me | People
    IE | Zune
    Calendar
    Marketplace | 4th & Mayor
    Skype | Facebook
    Toggle | Settings
    Pictures
    6 Week Training | My Fitness Pal

    I guess that says that I like to keep in touch with people and up to date with what's going on with them, but also have time to be entertained. If I have a busy schedule I bump the calendar up so its in the first 8.
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    Phone | People
    Messaging | Linked Inboxes
    Wife | Me
    Zune | WeatherMaster
    Calendar
    Marketplace | IE
    Photos
    Office |WiFi Toggle
    xBox | Bible
    WPCentral | Maps
    Music Artist
    NextGen Reader | Baconit
    Board Express | Milkman
    Artist
    Screen Capturer |WP7 Root Tools
    Music Artist

    And then I realize I have a lot of tiles on my start screen. I try to keep it between usefulness and looks. :P
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    Mine is pretty basic:

    Phone | People
    H T C H u b
    Messaging | Linked Inbox
    Wife | Sister in law
    IE | jiTalk
    P i c t u r e s (favorites are pics of our kid)
    Zune | Marketplace
    C a l e n d a r
    Facebook | Carbon

    I can see any missed/unread calls, messages, emails right away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannejanne View Post
    My startpage. I'm a bit more for looks than function. But phone/messaging needs to be quickly accessable for me as well as a calendar because my memory sucks. The rest of the social tiles are right below where the screen ends so I don't have to scroll too much to access them.

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    I looked at your picture and that made sebns to me so I movd my calendar to the top where I used to have phone an people. I am getting used to it. Thanks for the idea How did you get the dark background tiles at least thats what you pic seems to show? Is that an 800?
    Your smartphone is only as smart as YOU let it be!
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    TEXT ---- E-mail
    WPcentral app ---- Board Express pro ( so i can Moderate on the go ;) lol)
    Xbox live HUB ---- People HUB
    Weather app ---- Phone
    ----------PICTURES---------
    Marketplace ------ MAPS
    F1 calander ------- My account (rogers)
    settings ------ Where's my timmy?
    EI --------- E-mail 2
    ------------CALENDAR-----------

    the list goes on for random stuff like IGN app + flashlight + to-do list + office

    for the first 5 rows i like to have as MANY LIVE TILES as i can to give it that nice sexy interactive look when i show it off :P
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    Phone-People
    Messaging-Linked Inbox
    Internet Explorer-AccuWeather
    --------Calendar-------
    Email - Work Email
    Market Place - Xbox Live
    ESPN Scorecenter - Pro Search
    ---------Pics --------
    Music& Vids - Local Scout
    --------Now--------
    Fox News - Me
    Contact-Contact
    Contact - Card Star
    Bible
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    IE - People
    -- HTC Weather --
    Google Search - Google Mail
    -- Calendar --
    Music - Games

    I get more Emails then i Do calls and Text so I use the notification to reply...
    I checkup on FB/Twitter alot
    walk practically everywhere
    I Google things, a lot and get emails
    And Calendar for my forgetful mind.

    I'm borderline Looser and Actively Busy
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    Pictures Hub.
    People Hub group (Friends / active Twitter users) ; People Hub.
    Rapdialer (Phone.) ; Messaging.
    Internet Explorer ; Music+Videos.
    XBOX Live ; Marketplace.
    Facebook ; Twitter.
    Microsoft Office hub ; Adobe Reader.
    Flickr ; Engadget.
    Skydrive ; Amazon Kindle.
    Dictionary.com ; Tumblr.com (PINNED Website on IE.)
    ESPN Scorecenter ; Foursquare
    Google (Google search, fr. Google themselves) ; Instacam.
    9GAG.com ; Toilet Paper (game).
    3G Switch (Connectivity Shortcuts) ; Wi-Fi Switch (Connectivity Shortcuts)
    Settings ; Linked (e-mails) inbox
    The Weather Channel ; Accuweather.com
    HTC Hub.

    I put what I need to access regularly first, I guess...
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    Lessee....

    My Little Pony...
    Dilbert...
    Cheezburger lolz...

    I'm a nerd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannejanne View Post
    My startpage. I'm a bit more for looks than function. But phone/messaging needs to be quickly accessable for me as well as a calendar because my memory sucks. The rest of the social tiles are right below where the screen ends so I don't have to scroll too much to access them.

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    Can you tell me how did you make your tiles black (or transparent?)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannejanne View Post
    My startpage. I'm a bit more for looks than function. But phone/messaging needs to be quickly accessable for me as well as a calendar because my memory sucks. The rest of the social tiles are right below where the screen ends so I don't have to scroll too much to access them.

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    What is that Calendar app?
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    Mine is...

    Phone | Messaging
    People | Linked inboxes (work, personal)
    ---Calendar---
    Me | My wife
    ^ whats visible ^

    Family (group) | IE
    ---HTC hub---
    Xbox | Zune
    ---Pictures---
    Marketplace | 4th&Mary check in

    ...always staying connected
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