From this contest, I am looking for an app icon refresh. The design also needs to be usable outside of the app context as a logo as well.
The colors, the design, and the theme are all up for grabs (with guidelines of course). I'm looking for fresh design and inspiration. Something that strikes people's eyes and makes them excited to have it on their phone. The icon should make sense for the app.
Possible ideas: I've attached a document with a keyword brainstorm that I did and possible icon ideas just to jog the brainstorming process. Feel free not to use them -- I'm sure that yours are 1000x better anyways.
-- Adhere to Apple HIG
-- No stock icons/images
-- No shine
-- Must stand out
-- Be very crisp and clear
-- Represent a high-quality, professional application
-- Should look great at 57x57 to 512x512px
-- Preferably no text (unless there's a really good reason)
-- Does not feature a "W" like the previous logo
Here are some examples of what I consider to be beautiful design and icons:
-- The "Maps" icon on the iPhone
-- The "Settings" icon
-- The Angry Birds icon
Winner will provide a 57x57 png, 114x114x retina png, 512x512 png, and either a vector illustrator file or two layered PSD files (one higher resolution, possibly more detailed).