Home Button App for iPhones, iPads and iPods

Home button app? What's the need?

So, is there a home button app for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods out there? This question seems to be coming up a lot now, and with millions of Apple devices, there's a definite need when the home button goes kaput. See the interest since Jan 2009 on Google trends; it's peaked now:

What's a home button app anyway?

Coming back to the question, is there a home button app or what's a home button app anyway?

Recent Confirmations from HomeButtonFix Assisted Tweeple

Here are recent conversations from folks in the Twitterverse who managed to diagnose or fix their home buttons with a little help from @accessmyapple manned by HomeButtonFix.com:

5 Tips to Get Trouble Free Performance From Your iPhone, iPad or iPod's Home Button

This iPhone's home button has some dust particles
The Home button on Apple devices including iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3, iPad 1 and iPad 2 is sensitive to abuse and if not carefully used, the terminals within could wear out or gather dust and stop responding. So it definitely helps if you take care of the Home button to increase it's working life span. Here are some tips that will ensure that your idevices stay trouble free for at least a couple of years:

The Assistive Touch "Soft" On-Screen Home Button for iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPads & iPods

Perhaps, the biggest hardware irritant in Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods is the home button, when it stops working and the biggest help comes in iOS 5+ with the AssistiveTouch "soft" on-screen home button app for all devices (explained in this post) and gestures for iPads. After a few months/years of use, most Apple iDevice owners will experience an unresponsive home button and will try pressing it frantically to make it work but it will only register a click from ten. If your device is new, you will come across it too with time, depending upon how you handle it.