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MacRumors
Dec 1, 2008, 12:44 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article/2008/12/01/134410-mosaic.jpg

iPhone developer TapTapTap put together (http://www.taptaptap.com/blog/10000/) this photo mosaic to mark the 10,000 app milestone in the App Store.

A higher quality and full size mosaic is available on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tap-tap-tap/3074199062/).

Article Link: 10,000 iPhone App Icon Mosaic (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2008/12/01/10000-iphone-app-icon-mosaic/)



~Shard~
Dec 1, 2008, 12:47 PM
Wow, someone has too much time on their hands! Mind you, with technology these days it may not have been that time consuming. ;) Nonetheless, quite impressive!

Small White Car
Dec 1, 2008, 12:52 PM
I love the full-sized one. I've never even seen 95% of these icons before.

PlaceofDis
Dec 1, 2008, 12:53 PM
probably done similarly to the way xUKHCx's MR avatar mosaic was made, but still awesome.

puckhead193
Dec 1, 2008, 12:54 PM
wow that's cool...now if only i had an iphone :rolleyes:

happydude
Dec 1, 2008, 12:55 PM
pretty cool

xUKHCx
Dec 1, 2008, 01:00 PM
probably done similarly to the way xUKHCx's MR avatar mosaic was made, but still awesome.

I was thinking the same thing :D

If someone wants to do something similar I can recommed MacOSaiX (http://homepage.mac.com/knarf/MacOSaiX/) or MozoDoJo (http://ktd.club.fr/programmation/mozodojo_en.php).

They are quite fun and relatively easy to make.

chr1s60
Dec 1, 2008, 01:07 PM
Nice idea. It is pretty cool to look at all the different icons in the full size picture.

creator2456
Dec 1, 2008, 01:50 PM
Now I want to see a flash version where clicking on the icons enlarges them and provides info on it and a link to the store.

Yvan256
Dec 1, 2008, 01:53 PM
Now I want to see a flash version where clicking on the icons enlarges them and provides info on it and a link to the store.

You really don't need Flash to do that.

creator2456
Dec 1, 2008, 01:59 PM
You really don't need Flash to do that.

True, just working in flash at the moment so it came out as I typed.

ucfgrad93
Dec 1, 2008, 02:50 PM
I love the full sized one, it looks awesome!

overcast
Dec 1, 2008, 03:26 PM
Neat, but they should of used the original iPhone icons and not ones from the app store that are unrecognizable.

nakile
Dec 1, 2008, 03:40 PM
Am the only one who sees Apple using something like this in a TV ad?

~Shard~
Dec 1, 2008, 04:19 PM
Am the only one who sees Apple using something like this in a TV ad?

Has Apple ever advertised the App Store specifically though? I can only recall brief mention of it in a couple iPhone commercials. Regardless, it would be reminicient of the iTMS ads from a few years back.

atlandrew
Dec 1, 2008, 04:47 PM
They are missing quite a few apps (4 that I wrote)...and use the same ones over and over.

Can anyone else find: iCanSketchIt, Triple Card Poker, Beer Finder, or Hi Lo?

:)

--Drew

Delirium39
Dec 1, 2008, 06:41 PM
They are missing quite a few apps (4 that I wrote)...and use the same ones over and over.

I don't see mine either, and I see a lot of duplicates.

funnyent
Dec 1, 2008, 07:14 PM
thats awesome!

return7
Dec 1, 2008, 09:53 PM
pretty neat

mikeinternet
Dec 1, 2008, 10:08 PM
Wonder where they got access to all the icons. Hate to think of someone manual copying these from a site or something.

And, I second that they should have used the original icons.

alphaod
Dec 1, 2008, 11:23 PM
I see a few I recognize.

arn
Dec 2, 2008, 12:33 AM
Wonder where they got access to all the icons. Hate to think of someone manual copying these from a site or something.

AppShopper.com supplied the icons.

arn

Anonymous Freak
Dec 2, 2008, 02:04 AM
The big problems must have been the fact that you just couldn't do it if you included each and every app exactly once.

There might not be enough black-background apps for the phone; too many red apps to realistically do a red icon, etc, etc. They'd have to fudge the 'source' picture quite a bit, I imagine, to get one that works with the exact 10k icons. (The background likely wouldn't be white, it would be a funny mish-mash; since I doubt there are *THAT* many mostly-white icons.

PocketGamer
Dec 2, 2008, 05:00 AM
And my app is one of them!

I feel like I've achieved something - sad but true. :)

Maxington
Dec 2, 2008, 07:53 AM
Sweet sauce. That looks fun.

iphonewiz
Dec 2, 2008, 09:07 AM
Wow that took a lot of work! Good job!

andreab35
Dec 3, 2008, 08:02 PM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

Wow... This is extremely cool! I'm amazed of this project put together!
Nice work TapTap!

sushi
Dec 10, 2008, 07:40 AM
DL'ed the large version.

Very nice. :)

Kevster89
Dec 17, 2008, 04:00 AM
I was thinking the same thing :D

If someone wants to do something similar I can recommed MacOSaiX (http://homepage.mac.com/knarf/MacOSaiX/) or MozoDoJo (http://ktd.club.fr/programmation/mozodojo_en.php).

They are quite fun and relatively easy to make.

Thanks for posting those 2 links. Cool programs!

Eastny80
Dec 17, 2008, 09:27 PM
Nicce!