I wasn't crazy about the new logo for the Twitter app (Tweetie 3), so tried to do a new one... This is maybe something that I would've liked to have seen as a nice transition..
Here are some takes on this if you are interested:
Tim Van Damme & Josh Hemsley.
about 3 years ago
Wow, please release this!
This is exactly what I was expected from Twitter... but they put this horrible never-seen-before blue instead! Send this right nos to Twitter dude :)
This is so much better and stays true to Tweetie's roots :)
Agreed. Why not?
I love this because I love Tweetie and the original icon. However, @stop mentioned on twitter yesterday that the blue was kind of a necessity in terms of a business decision.
Why don't you try changing the silver to a twitter blue (aka teal)?
if only custom icons where allowed on the iPhone... Great work!
yes although the new 'twitter' icon looks like it came straight from twitter.com which i think was the goal.
This actually matches the style of the app. Love it.
Ooh, this is lovely!
'Business decisions' is exactly why the acquisition of Tweetie was such a bad idea (certainly from the user perspective anyway). Note also the addition of—perhaps unwanted—features, such as trending. I think the market for an alternative quality iPhone client is again wide open.
Amazing. I went back to Tweetie mostly because of the icon.
That is exactly what I had in mind!
Awesome. I'm not a huge fan of Twitter's bird in general (of course, not a reflection of your work). I've long thought they should just buy Ollie from Iconfactory.
Doug Bowman, Twitter's head of design, has even said that he liked the fact that Tweetie doesn't have a blue icon -- I wonder why they had a change of heart.
This is exactly what it should have been... hate the blue cheesy icon. For the longest time Tweetie has occupied one of four slots in the dock on my iPhone... I think I am going to have to move the current icon off screen to avoid having to see it all day long.
I really hope Twitter changes it up for this... awesome work man!
So much better than the new one!
This is exactly what I had in mind. What's that blue all about? Hmm.
For the record, this was actually one of the earliest ideas we considered for the new icon, but for reasons I won't get into (or can't, depending how you read that), we opted for the one that's there now.
Do consider this, however: if it is our goal to present Twitter (experience, features, branding, etc), how exactly does a gray icon help us? True, it does stand out, but it's not exactly "Twitter".
Thank you everyone your comments! I couldn't agree more with you.. but yes, as Paul Lloyd and Paul Maiorana said, it's more a business decision.
The icon that currently stands is obviously very similar to the base avatar in Twitter. The majority of the time the only users that stick with this base avatar are spam accounts and users with these avatars are often avoided. This is a common thought between myself and a few others I know.
I know when I see this avatar I pay no attention to that person.
@Mark Otto - What about keeping the grey background with the bird being the current electric blue? Afterall, it's the bird people associate with Twitter; not a background colour.
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