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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kevin W, Jan 19, 2011.

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    Hi everyone,

    We're currently in the process of building an app and would love some feedback on our icon design. Any comment would be helpful thanks, it's a 3d wallpaper app:

    [​IMG]

    Many thanks in advance
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    Looks good to me.
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    Thanks, not sure if it stands out enough to get noticed, I guess we can try a few variations....

    What do you think on why an a certain app icon jumps out at you and what draws your attention, be fascinated to hear your opinions...

    Thanks again
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    The less busy, the better in most cases. I gravitate towards app icons that are clean and easy to identify on sight. Most of the ones I have trouble locating on my phone or iPad are the busier ones that try to do too much in a half-inch square! Too much text, not hi-res, or too much detail gets lost to my searching eyes.
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    You can't see much when it is small

    It is very misleading to show a large icon, when it reality if it is for an iPhone or iPAD it becomes very small. like in here:

    [​IMG]



    you need to put the 3D title on as much clearer background as possible.
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    Hi peled and that's a fair point, it certainly wasn't my intention.

    How about these?

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    These are at 72px x 72px which is the correct ipad size.

    Many thanks for your comments
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
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    Much better! The second one is clearest and easiest to identify.
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    It's all about simplicity - examples apple, google espn abc nike etc
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    [​IMG] is my favorite. It is the most easily readable in the milliseconds that people browsing the app store usually think about it.
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    I really like app icons that the text or pic fits within the box and has empty area on the edges. IMHO
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    That,s the one I like 2

    Like it 2
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    [​IMG] is the best one.
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    Thanks guys, really appreciate your comments.

    With the app release coming in the next few weeks, We've revised a few things and come up with this new design.

    Thoughts would be greatly welcomed...

    [​IMG]

    Thanks alot everyone
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    That one looks nice if you brand all your related products accordingly.

    I agree, best designs are simple, not jammed into the frame of the icon, and good color.
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    It needs to say 3 instead of W or people will not have a clue as to what it means. You might also try a 1/4 size D imposed onto the bottom right of the 3.
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    Or you could leave the W for wallpaper (because that is what your product is) and then have a 3D emblem or banner at the top in small clean font or on a gold emblem or star like how some have the HD indicated on their icons.
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    thanks guys, really tricky when you start getting into it!

    We tried 3 then switched to w, and we decided that a single element was the way we wanted to go.

    Here's the 3 version:

    [​IMG]

    Thanks again,
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
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    The pink/purple one looks best. Lose the HD tag as it won't scale down and will turn to mush.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
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    Actually scratch my last post. The new black and blue one looks good. Try lighting the bottom of the 3 a little so it stands out more when it's scaled down.
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