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Meet the Members: Kirstine Hansen (@kt217)

by Shara Karasic

Kirstine Hansen (@kt217) has an HTC Wildfire that she’s quite happy with and never wants an iPhone! Kirstine loves everything tech and would like to learn to make her own apps someday. Check out her Android app library and her list of must-have Android apps for school!

1. Tell us about yourself - where you live, your job, things you like to do.

I live in Denmark. I don't have a job - I'm still in school. I'm studying media, but want to try out the really tech aspect of it too some day.

2. Which Android device or devices do you own? Why did you choose Android? How do you customize your device?

I own a HTC Wildfire. I chose it because I like the possibilities with the apps, and I thought it looked better and was cheaper than Apple. I customize it with the apps and backgrounds.

3. Do you root or not? If you root, why?

I haven't felt the need to root - and I'm not that experienced yet with the tech stuff, so that's a no.

4. Is there a particular category of apps that interests you the most?

I think social apps and educational apps interest me the most, because I like observing the social graph with Facebook, Formspring and foursquare. Educational apps are always of interest when I am studying!

5. What are your top apps and why?

- Dropbox. Moving files around across phones and computers could not be easier!

- Opera Mini. I'm not much into the design and the pinch-to-zoom that the standard HTC browser has, so I like Opera Mini a lot more. I had Opera on my old phone as well, so it was just supposed to be there.

- TweetDeck. My favorite app for Twitter!

- Advanced Task Killer. It's easy to handle, and it gives me a lot more battery life.

- Battery Left. After a few calibrations, it pretty accurately shows how much battery are left.

6. What apps are popular among your colleagues and friends?

- Dropbox, Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds.

7. Give an example of a time an app was truly useful to you.

I was in school and finishing up a big assignment. Time was running out, and I had to turn the paper in. The paper was on my laptop, Internet Explorer which I used back then (on Chrome now) and was not opening. Quickly, I dragged the paper to my Dropbox, ran to a school computer, printed it out and delivered it on time!

8. Do you have a Twitter account?

You can follow me at @kirstinehansen.

9. Anything else you'd like to share with the Appolicious audience?

There are apps for everyone, and you can always discover some more, so dive into the awesome world of apps!

Check out kt217's app library here