aHomeIcon 1.6 Free for iOS - Custom Icons Launch Phone Calls, URLs, Favs

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[prMac.com] Sydney, Australia - Mokten today is pleased to announce aHomeIcon 1.6 for iOS, an update to their free, US app Store New and Noteworthy Utility that allows users to create custom icons on their Home screen that are shortcuts to the user's favorite contacts, URLs, etc. For example, a custom icon made from a photo of Bob's face can be set to automatically launch a connection to Bob via Phone, Facetime, Skype, Twitter, SMS, or email. Similarly, an icon created from artwork can become a one-button hotkey that opens a particular song or photo via Photos, Music (iPod Library), or any other app. The latest update of aHomeIcon adds the capability of creating a Home screen icon from a Safari bookmarklet.

Now that the power and convenience of iPhone iOS have become a part of everyday life for millions of users, there is a growing awareness of the importance, not of doing more things with iPhone, but doing those things already available more easily. A category of apps called meta-apps, that is, apps about other apps, has been steadily growing. Indeed, Mokten, creators of aHomeIcon, have as their slogan: It's not what you have it's what you do with it.

With aHomeIcon, the user gets a free, meta-app Utility that personalizes their iOS device through custom icons, and gives those icons the power to make a one-touch, direct connection with the user's most important contacts, music, videos, and websites. Mokten suggests some of the kinds of needs their app can conveniently meet:

* Love: You need to hear you know who's voice again
* Safety: You're in trouble again. Quickly call the police or arrange bail money
* Work: Once again, call work to let them know you're sick - so you can go to the beach
* Entertainment: Quickly launch some mood music or your favorite workout music
* Groups: Let your friends know where the party's at
* Social: Quickly tweet a message for breaking news

Creating custom icons with aHomeIcon is simple. The Apple iOS permits creation of an icon on the Home screen in two ways: within aHomeIcon, or through the Add to Home screen bookmarklet within Safari. An Internet connection is required only when creating an icon on the device's screen. aHomeIcon grants the user more freedom than most other apps in creating and naming custom icons. Editing or deleting names and icons is equally straightforward. Phone numbers, song titles, URLs, etc. are designated at the time the icon is created.

Once created, a custom icon can be launched in three different ways: tap on the icon on the Home screen, tap on the icon from within the aHomeIcon app, or from Settings use Run Last Launched Icon whenever the aHomeIcon app is launched. A practical solution for completing multi-touch tasks with a single icon tap, aHomeIcon allows users to find and display their favorites with unique, personalized Home screen icons.

Feature Highlights:
* Create custom shortcut icons on the Home screen
* Custom icons offer automatic access to the user's most frequent contacts, songs, etc.
* Make a custom icon from any photo or image
* Launch Phone, Facetime, Skype, Twitter, SMS, Email, Photo, Music, Safari, etc.
* Create contact groups or song playlists

"Stop wasting your time hunting for your favorite thing," asserted Yoo-Jin Lee of Mokten. "aHomeIcon gives you your favorites - your way."

Language Support:
* US English, Japanese, and Korean

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4, iPad 1/2, or iPod touch 4th Gen
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 2.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
aHomeIcon 1.6 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the app Store in the Utilities category.

Located in Sydney, Australia, Mokten was founded in 2009 by Yoo-Jin Lee. Mokten builds its own iOS apps and also provides consulting and development services. Clients leverage Mokten's expertise in developing mobile applications for over six years with well-known brands. Clients are in the telco, government, and banking industries. Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Mokten. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.