No flat iOS 7 icons for the Google apps?

Oz.

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None of the apps made by google have the icons updated for iOS 7 (flat)

google does not like iOS7?

;)
 

Sirious

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They did update them but they didn't make them exactly flat. They gave them a border on the bottom which makes them a bit 3D, whereas before they were 'flat'.
 

Oz.

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They did update them but they didn't make them exactly flat. They gave them a border on the bottom which makes them a bit 3D, whereas before they were 'flat'.
That border sucks...
 

marvz

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Yes, the do look flat. Slight different from Apple ones (they got that border effect on the bottom) but big deal, hardly noticeable.
They don't.. this border at the bottom make them 3D objects which are not flat..

I hate this boarder too!!!:mad:
But it's Google's design approach so they won't change it in the near future :/
 

Oz.

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Yes, the do look flat. Slight different from Apple ones (they got that border effect on the bottom) but big deal, hardly noticeable.
It is very noticeable!

I don't care if they look flat! they don't use the iOS 7 flat design!
 

me7

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I think their icons are "flat" in a tasteful way, unlike most of Apple's icons that are "too flat" and appear childish.
 

Oz.

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I think their icons are "flat" in a tasteful way, unlike most of Apple's icons that are "too flat" and appear childish.

iOS7 icons "appear childish"? I don't think so...


Everyone have different perceptions and see the things as they are not as the things are...


I am just saying that the google apps should use the the iOS 7 flat design and simplicity.


simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ;)
 

C DM

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iOS7 icons "appear childish"? I don't think so...


Everyone have different perceptions and see the things as they are not as the things are...


I am just saying that the google apps should use the the iOS 7 flat design and simplicity.


simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ;)
There's also oversimplification which doesn't make things more sophisticated and generally moves that needle in the opposite direction by quite a bit.

But yes to each his/her own (which includes Google using whatever icons and design they deem as being nice for themselves given that the apps are theirs after all and would have their touches).
 

attila

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According to 'flat design' trends - the Google icons are, indeed, 'flat', and have been since before iOS7.

In my opinion, it's a better style Apple's. Subtle icons, with a subtle thickness and subtle gradient, yet tangible. Buttons should "look so good you'll want to lick them*".

* Steve Jobs
 

Small White Car

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Oh good god. It's gotten to the point where every single subject around here is seen as an "opinion." Some things are just yes-no questions.

This is a simple question. Is it flat or 3D?

It has a beveled edge:


That makes it 3D. This is a simple fact, not something where people get to argue their feelings.
 

BvizioN

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Oh good god. It's gotten to the point where every single subject around here is seen as an "opinion." Some things are just yes-no questions.

This is a simple question. Is it flat or 3D?

It has a beveled edge:
Image

That makes it 3D. This is a simple fact, not something where people get to argue their feelings.
Is it really? And how many dimensions you see there, may I ask?

On the other hand, this is...
 

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Markyyy

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An icon consists of its basic shape and its contents. The google icon shapes are 3D because they have been designed to look like they're tilted up slightly, revealing the underside. Their content can be a symbol, text or some kind of image, all of which can be 2D or 3D.
 

doug in albq

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I do not usually say this, but, this thread is absurd.

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Oh good god. It's gotten to the point where every single subject around here is seen as an "opinion." Some things are just yes-no questions.

This is a simple question. Is it flat or 3D?

It has a beveled edge:
Image

That makes it 3D. This is a simple fact, not something where people get to argue their feelings.
"This is a simple question. Is it flat or 3D?"

You need a better definition of what flat design is.

flat and 3D are NOT mutually exclusive.
 

Jessica Lares

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Oz.

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That's because it is. Its an example of how 3D icon would look.
lol

do you even know about what is this thread?


you give ex. about iOS 6 app icons design!


we are talking about iOS 7 app icons design!!!
 

WJKramer

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Agreed with the OP. None of these deserve to be on my home screen. I have been crying about this for years.