Ethan Kaplan runs product at Live Nation Labs, including overseeing mobile, engineering, design and operations. He lives deep in the suburbs of Los Angeles with his wife Amy, almost four-year old Eli and two pugs.
Phone: Black iPhone 5, 64gb
Ringtone: None. I generally don’t answer my phone and instead text people back. I dislike synchronous communication for the most part that is voice based. If I turn on the ringer, the opening few bars of Harborcoat by R.E.M.
Case: None. I like the form of the device too much to put a case on it, and if I drop it, oh well.
Background: Lock screen: my son. Home screen: some grass.
Last Text: From my wife, while she was in another part of our house asking me to bring her something.
Last App I Used: Netflix, I AirPlay it to our living room TV so I can control what my son watches on a Saturday morning while I attempt to sleep in.
Currently Obsessed with: AlienBlue. The social structures of Reddit fascinate me. I studied virtual communities a lot in college and seeing emergence of social foundations and norms in such a rapid fashion never ceases to be interesting.
Last Download: Mailbox. Also my last deletion.
Most Surprising App on Home Screen: Indigo from Perceptive Automation with customized interfaces. It lets me control all the lights, the thermostat and our front-yard fountain from my bed.
Text or Call: Text. I hate talking to people on the phone and rarely answer calls.
Remaining Battery: 87%. I do most of my long-form reading on the iPad or one of the Mac’s.
Your move Gruber.