Anyone irritated by developers that create icons that don't fit the homescreen?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ntrigue, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Am I the only person irritated by developers that create icons that don't fit the iPhone appearance?

    If you look above there are examples of what I am talking about the black fill without any border. Quickoffice has a diamond that doesn't look good anywhere!
     
  2. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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  3. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    While it doesent really bother me I am surprised that Apple does not make them make the icons to exact specs so they are all the same.
     
  4. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't bother me. My pet peeve is apps that have odd names. Like 'Sol Free' and 'reMovem free' in your example. There are some others. Not a huge deal but it's my little bother.
     
  5. ntrigue thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the therapy session :)

    I'll just deal with it or return to my jailbreak ways...

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  6. gekkota macrumors member

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    I like the icons with a different shape!
    What annoys me, though, are app names that are too long to fit under the icon.
    For example "Grays Anatomy" looks like this:
    GrayA...tomy

    It would be better if it simply said "Grays."
     
  7. iSpaghettiCat macrumors regular

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    I love those icons.

    Especially the Zenonia icon. It's like having a mini dragon floating on your SpringBoard :D
     
  8. apporacle macrumors member

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    IMO those icons ruin the layout of the springboard.
    I wish apple would go back to where they rejected apps with such icons.
     
  9. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I hate odd shaped icons.

    I also hate black icons because they blend into the black background and look terrible... yes, I'm looking at you Clock and JaaduVNC!
     
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  11. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I am obsessive compulsive about a lot of things, but this is just common sense. I like how Apple designed their icons in rounded squares and I think the developers should make them look the same for design and consistency's sake.
     
  12. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    They never did that. One of the launch apps was a news app that uses a brown hat with no background as its icon.
     
  13. kicko macrumors 65816

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    I like the custom shapes. I think its pretty creative.
     
  14. XciteMe macrumors 6502

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    Honestly don't take offense, but your life must be pretty dull and uneventful for you to not only focus on something like this, but let it bug you.

    Come on... :rolleyes:
     
  15. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Honestly, that seems like an offensive statement to me.

    I have a very active life and icons without borders bug the **** out of me.

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    :rolleyes:
     
  16. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Huh. I misunderstood your complaint. I thought you were complaining about icons that don't fit because they are unattractive. From your example, something like DataCase.

    The apps with the non-standard shape icons aren't an issue. I prefer that most apps utilize a standard design, but having a couple helps them stand out when I am flipping through pages to get to that app.
     

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