How Silverware started their button or icon journey
Who are you known as?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We are a mobile software development company that develops iPhone and iPad applications. Because we focus on iPhone/iPad apps, the first impression a potential customer has of our product is the icon that appears on the Apple App Store.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
The app the icon is being designed for is a time tracking application. The app allows users to track the time they spend on their projects and time at work.
One must keep in mind our app is an iPhone app so it is important the icon catches ones attention and is very attractive. iPhone users really appreciate a beautifully designed icon.
One of our concepts is to have a black stopwatch with a white face on top of several white sheets of paper (off to the side). The papers represent reports printed out. We would like the icon to have depth like other Apple icons.
The focal point is the stopwatch so it should be prominent in the design.
We would like the background to be green.
We have made this contest a blind one as we respect each designer's unique work. We have used 99designs before and enjoy working with the very many talented artists.
The icon should portray a clean, sharp look.
4 sizes are need in .png format :
512 x 512 (used on Apple App Store)
114 x 114 (used on double resolution screens such as the iPhone 4)
72 x 72 (used on the iPad)
57 x 57 (used on the iPhone)
The all should be square and not rounded. The rounding seen on the Apple App Store is done by the Apple.