Which app icon looks nicer?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by csnplt, Sep 11, 2010.

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Which icon do you prefer?

  1. Icon 1 (8:30)

    13 vote(s)
    44.8%
  2. Icon 2 (7:45)

    16 vote(s)
    55.2%
  1. csnplt macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I'm trying to decide on an icon to use for an app I'm about to submit to the App Store and I'd like to get some opinions on which one's nicer. I'm kind of leaning towards the first one because I think I like the contrast of the different colors (and I think it might stand out better).

    Here are the two I've narrowed it down to:

    Icon 1:
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    Icon 2:
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    I was thinking of using one as a free version icon and another as a paid version icon if I can't decide.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  3. csnplt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    It's for an alarm clock app with weather information and customizable photo backgrounds (it's going to be called Nightstand Central and released as a free update to my "Nightstand Weather Clock" app).
     
  4. oplix macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't make sense to have it say 7:45am and it be night time. So I'm gonna go with icon 1.
     
  5. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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  6. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    I'd go with the second one, just make sure you change the AM to PM because its a bit odd. Definitely the second one though, it's uber sexy.
     
  7. vettori macrumors 6502a

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    You should try to resize them to iPhone size to see which looks nicer.
    The first has less details and could look better at smaller sizes.
     
  8. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    If it's possible, show us those at the size we'd see them on our iDevices, the 2nd one looks great, but might be too small to see the detail at iPhone size.
     
  9. gloss macrumors 601

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    #1 stands out better.

    Needs moar shiny, though.
     
  10. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    I think the first one looks better - but yes, post them both at a smaller size so we can get more of an idea. Some of the detail in the second one may be lost at smaller sizes.

    RTP
     
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  12. csnplt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree. I ended up making my decision. Icon 1 will be used for the upcoming Nightstand Central Free version update and Icon 2 will be used in version 3.0 of Nightstand Central (full version).

    Thanks for sharing your opinions!
     
  13. dejo Moderator

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    #13
    Have you checked out these icons when they'll be at their springboard sizes? When they're that much smaller, you'll probably lose much of the detail.
     

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