Showerthought: a single-page homescreen is deterministic in operation. After accessing the home screen, there is a deterministic sequence of inputs that will always open a certain app. Combined with fingerprint unlock, this leads to quick, sight-free operation to open a workspace before your phone has even left your pocket.

Context: I’ve loved my single-page homescreen in the...what, decade I’ve used it on iOS, and I started wondering why a decade-younger me found it best.

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