New iMore app icon

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  1. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    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.

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    5 months ago

  2. Rene Ritchie Rene Ritchie

    You never cease to astound and amaze Marc! Thank you so much, it's gorgeous!

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    5 months ago

  3. 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.

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  4. Kenneth Jensen Kenneth Jensen

    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.

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  5. Oz Pinhas Oz Pinhas

    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?) :)

    5 months ago

  6. Anton Kudin Anton Kudin

    Concepts are a bit too vague and generic.

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  7. Oleg Stirbu Oleg Stirbu

    Nice icon.
    Not a fan of the phone's blue stroke.

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  8. Ales Nesetril Ales Nesetril

    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 :(

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  9. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    @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.

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  10. Jeff Broderick Jeff Broderick

    I agree with Kenneth on the colors. Other than that it's nice and simple. Love it.

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  11. Eli Schiff Eli Schiff

    @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?

    5 months ago

  12. Simon Gustavsson Simon Gustavsson

    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.

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  14. Prathyush Prathyush

    Sorry man, with the bright gradient and the weird stroke this looks very amateurish. But at home in iOS7 indeed.

    5 months ago

  15. Drew Smith Drew Smith

    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.

    5 months ago

  16. 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.

    5 months ago

  17. — What happens if someone finds us here?
    — We tell them we got lost looking for the bathroom.
    — And that works?
    — Not usually, no.

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  19. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    @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.

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  20. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    @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.

    5 months ago

  21. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    @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?

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  22. 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?

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  23. Charlie Isslander Charlie Isslander

    One of the worst looking thing I've seen so far.

    5 months ago

  24. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    @Charlie Isslander Which version? The main shot? Like this one better? http://i.imgur.com/4QWfJCK.png

    5 months ago

  25. Charlie Isslander Charlie Isslander

    @Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango I don't like any, sorry man, but this is really amateurish work.

    5 months ago

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