Too many blue app icons

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by callmemike20, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

    callmemike20

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    Why are there so many blue icon apps out there? Most of my home screen is blue. Apps need to provide a better variety of app icons. What about red like netflix, orange like att, or green like the NFL app? With the retina display, all of these colors look amazing, but why do developers choose blue???
     
  2. 184550 Guest

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    Likely because blue is the main, or a main, color in their logo.

    For example, Safari, Facebook, Twitter, Mail etc...
     
  3. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    Blue is a neutral color, while red seems to be invading and threatening.

    I tried organizing my apps by color, but iTunes disorganized it after an update.
     
  4. callmemike20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think one of the best icons is pandora. Sure, it's a little blue, but it has a lot of white and a good shine to it.
     
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Blue is a very popular color worldwide! It represents happiness and optimism most of the time :)
     
  6. intervenient macrumors 6502a

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    This has been one of my biggest complaints with the iPhone. My OCD doesn't want icons of similar colors immediately next to each other. Yet, all these blue icons are the most useful ones :/
     
  7. callmemike20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's an OCD of mine too. 6 of the 21 default icons have too much blue in them. That's not too high of a percentage, but there's more to it. The blue used in these icons is really bright and stands out whereas the compass and calculator are dark. So it makes it seem like there is too much blue. Plus, there isn't much variety in the shades of blue used.
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100301582

    this is one example, but there have been many research studies conducted that prove that blue is a more calming color to look at.
     
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  10. intervenient macrumors 6502a

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    I expect someone who doesn't have OCD to not understand. I didn't expect ignorance though.
     
  11. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

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    Blue is my favorite color, so I like having so many blue icons. :D
     
  12. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    OCD is a proven disorder, just like people can be scared of heights or airplanes.
     
  13. mattraehl macrumors 6502

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    I noticed this recently, not surprised to see that it has been posted about before. I have 53 apps on my iPhone and 17 (nearly a third) of them are primarily blue. I have as many primarily blue apps as primarily orange, red, yellow, green, purple, white, black, brown, or tan apps combined! (17 - the other third of my apps are diverse enough that they can't be considered primarily one color) Apple is a major offender with 7 built-in blue apps. Something must be done. :)

    Mail
    Safari
    Facebook
    Yahoo Sportacular
    Logos Bible
    Aqueduct
    Voice Memos
    Shazam
    Amazon PriceCheck
    Stocks
    Weather
    Videos
    App Store
    Photo Transfer
    Dropbox
    NBC
    Timer+
     
  14. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    My icons seem like a pretty colorful mix to me, but I "resolved" the "problem" by just organizing and foldering the heck out of everything.

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    Greatly reduces the number of screens I have to go through, as well.
     

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