You can tell a lot about someone by looking at what apps they have on their homescreen — and, sometimes, how many notifications each of those apps have.
So, we asked a grab-bag of entrepreneurs, execs, and VCs for a peek at what apps ended up on that covetted first page.
Check it out:
Homescreen higlights: Nadella loves cricket, so it makes sense that he'd have ESPN's Cricinfo featured prominently.
Worth noting that when you're using a Windows phone, you don't swipe left-n-right through pages in the same way as you would on Android or iOS: You scroll down through as many tiles as you have. So technically Nadella doesn't have the same kind of 'front page' as others.
Homescreen highlight: Crowley tells Business Insider that lately he's been obsessed with the digital art frame startup Electric Objects (the 'EO' app on his homescreen), which lets users change their artwork every few days.
You can even see what pieces he's displayed lately here.
(Crowley also invested in the company.)
Homescreen highlights: We're really impressed by how close to 'Inbox Zero' Kadakia is on her Gmail app.
Homescreen highlight: When we expressed horror at Goldberg's bonkers number of notifications he admitted that he doesn't jive with some methods of communication: 'Don't try to text me, it won't work!'
Homescreen highlight: Hyman must love all things related to on-demand beauty because she uses Glamsquad, which gives users access to blowouts whenever and where they want, and PS Dept, which connects people with personal shoppers.
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Home screen highlight: 'Jukely recently made it to my homescreen and one of the few subscriptions services I pay for and love,' Hoover tells Business Insider.
Jukely gives members access to a giant guest list of concerts, parties, and DJs every month
Amanda Bradford, founder and CEO of The League, a dating app targeted towards 'smart, busy, and ambitious' singles, that currently has an enormous waiting list.
Homescreen highlight: 'I'm currently obsessed with Sunrise,' Bradford tells Business Insider. She says that the calendar app's interface makes it really easy for her to keep track of events across both her personal and work email accounts, as well as her Facebook.
Steven Sinofsky, board partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and former Microsoft exec
Homescreen highlights: 'By far, I spend the most time bouncing between Twitter and Slack,' Sinofsky tells Business Insider. 'Twitter is the outside world and Slack is our inside world and view of the outside. If I had to pick #3, it would be Techmeme. But close behind is the Yoga schedule on the Mindbody Connect app. Product Hunt's new app is racing up there as of today though!'
Sebastian Thrun, founder and CEO of education startup Udacity. Previously, he founded Google X, the company's 'moonshot lab'
Homescreen highlights: Thrun's homescreen is pretty barren -- besides the basics, he only has 'Kudacious,' which was created by Udacity's students in a week to demonstrate a new way to implement peer bonuses via app.
The company tells us that the rest of his apps are on 5 separate pages sorted by colour: green, blue, red/orange, white, black/multi-coloured.
Who: Jaymn Edis, cofounder and CEO of Dash, a startup which helps users track their car and driving diagnostics, including how often they speed or hard-break
Homescreen highlights: Edis tells Business Insider that he designates the bottom row, which includes educational game Fish School and the gorgeous puzzle app Monument Valley, for his kids
Homescreen highlight: Ramaswamy's taking advantage of the ability to display a calendar widget on your homescreen (one of the great benefits of using Android over iOS). Unsurprisingly, he also has the Wallet and Google Express apps, which fall under his domain at Google
David Krane, managing partner at GV (formerly Google Ventures), the investment arm of Google parent-company Alphabet.
Previously, Rajaram worked at Facebook and Google, where he earned the nickname 'the Godfather of Adsense'
Homescreen highlights: Naturally, Rajaram tells Business Insider that Caviar is his daily 'obsessive use' app, but he says that Slack is another favourite.
'Over the past three months, it's where I have more and more conversations with colleagues,' he says, 'Which cuts down on email, which, as you can see, I need to do!'
Mike Ghaffary, CEO of Eat24, the food ordering service that Yelp bought earlier this year for $134 million
Homescreen highlights: Ghaffary says he moves a lot of the default Apple apps to a folder on the second screen, likes to keep his most critical apps -- like all things work-related and basics like Maps -- near the top
'I am an information junkie so Twitter and Pocket go hand in hand on the next row, along with Audible to listen to books (at 3x speed), and Strava which I use to track exercise daily,' he says.
He also raved about Remember the Milk, for tasks, and Outlook for his email, which he calls 'the best mail client.'
Kuan Huang, founder of betaworks' company Poncho, a startup that texts you sassy weather updates every morning based on your location
Homescreen highlights: Huang tells Business Insider that he's obsessed with his Amazon Echo, hence the 'Alexa' app, and recommends EyeEm over Instagram, because the photos look better. He also uses the Poncho iOS app, which the company plans to release early next year
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