Steven Johnson: How to Make the iPhone More of a Phone

Steven Berlin Johnson, on the fact that it takes about 6 taps to go from a turned-off iPhone to placing a call to a favorite:

On my old Nokia, I could generally get to my wife’s number (assuming it was recently dialed) in 3-4 steps, even if I’d left the phone running the Gmail app. My gut is that 6 steps is asking a bit too much for calls you make ten or twenty times a day to your core group.

So here’s my solution: double clicking the home button automatically takes you to the phone favorites screen.

Maybe if you wake your phone with a double-tap of Home, it should take you to the Home screen after sliding to unlock, instead of taking you back to what you were doing when it went to sleep.

Sunday, 1 July 2007