The nice folks over at iMore are busy working on a huge update to their iOS app. The update feels at home with the new iOS 7 design language, so we thought it’d be a good idea to refresh the app’s icon, too.
4 months ago
You never cease to astound and amaze Marc! Thank you so much, it's gorgeous!
by Eli Schiff
Here's my take on @Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango's iMore icon. It seems from the old app icon that the small protrusion in the lower left is supposed to be a chat/commentary bubble. This wasn't as clear to me in the iOS7 icon so I decided to try out this slight modification. I also messed a bit with the proportions.
4 months ago
For me, the colors don't harmonize very well and also the circle seems a bit odd.. It is an improvement to the old icon, but still need a bit of work.
I love the concept and style of the bubble, they're quite refreshing. Though, I agree with Kenneth regarding the colors - I think that the bubble's doesn't have enough contrast against the white areas (especially the iPhone, I'm not a fan of its stroke so a stronger contrast will maybe legitimatize removing it). Also, I'd try emphasizing the iPhone more by maybe making the bubble's stroke less noticeable (not white?) :)
Concepts are a bit too vague and generic.
Not a fan of the phone's blue stroke.
It's a joke or..? I don't get it.. Just 2 random gradients and classic phone shape from any icon set.. Nothing special but 8k views, hm :(
@Anton Kudin It’s the iMore logo (news and discussion about iOS and Apple).
@Oleg Stirbu Thanks. The stroke was added to give a touch more contrast. It’s not really noticeable as a stroke on the device, but it does make the phone stand out more.
@Ales Nesetril There’s nothing suspect about the number of views. iMore is a really popular site, and the link to this page was RTed by their Twitter account.
I agree with Kenneth on the colors. Other than that it's nice and simple. Love it.
@Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango I definitely understand that that the iPhone (as part of the iMore Logo) is a logical inclusion in this icon, but I'm wondering how you were able to include it. I thought the HIG says that you shouldn't use Apple Hardware in icons – I was also under the impression that some apps that attempted to do that were rejected on that basis. Was I misinformed? Is it that you're only allowed to use glyphs?
I too agree with the others on the colors, and personally I really like the inset version by @Eli Schiff (it helps the phone stand out more), but I have no insight as to what went on behind the scenes to get to this result, so I won't comment more on that.
It looks really nice and is a great improvement! The only way I'd change this other than what's mentioned is adding the blue stroke inside the phone's screen and home button as well.
by Steve O'Connor
How about with no bubble? Cleaner?
Sorry man, with the bright gradient and the weird stroke this looks very amateurish. But at home in iOS7 indeed.
Contrasting with other people's opinions I love the colours and the shape of the bubble. It's only the stroke which niggles at me and I'm not too keen on.
by Todd Burton
Just wanted to rebound the thought that popped into my head when I saw this (and the other rebounds that were created for it). Figured it would be fun to play with scale a little bit, and to make the message bubble more incorporated/different than the usual application.
by ichik umer
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@Eli Schiff Thanks for the suggestions. It's a tough balance between making the discussion portion of the icon not look like a chat app, but also represent discussion. Regarding the device in the icon: Yep, we’ll find out soon enough. Obviously the old one was approved.
@Kenneth Jensen I really like the colours (both taken from the built-in iOS 7 icons). I’ve made a few tweaks that can be seen here: http://i.imgur.com/4QWfJCK.png
@Oz Pinhas The stroke is really, really subtle when viewed on the device, but I've made it even more subtle. Please see the link above for a preview.
@Drew Smith Thanks. I've made the stroke more subtle in an updated version: http://i.imgur.com/4QWfJCK.png
@Steve O'Connor I wonder if we’d get away with that?
@Todd Burton I really like the chat glyph as the home button. That’s cool.
@Brye Kobayashi Nice chat bubble shape.
@ichik umer Did you test that on a device? I’d be a bit worried about the thin lines?
by Tomas Jasovsky
Here's my take on @Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango iMore icon. I was playing around with an idea to get rid of the iPhone and make something more playful and cleaner. What do you think guys?
One of the worst looking thing I've seen so far.
@Charlie Isslander Which version? The main shot? Like this one better? http://i.imgur.com/4QWfJCK.png
@Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango I don't like any, sorry man, but this is really amateurish work.
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