Most Annoying Icon Trend(s)

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  1. HerbertKornfeld

    HerbertKornfeld Well-Known Member

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    A little late to the party, aren’t we? First [app]Pennies[/app], then [app]Night Stand[/app], and now this? Is the 420 thing still amusing anyone? And are there any other apps that I've missed?

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    [app]Night Stand[/app]
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    [app]Arcade Clock[/app] *
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    * Bonus points to Arcade Clock, for also using the second most annoying icon trend: Using the name of your app in the icon in a completely uncreative way, despite the fact that it will appear below. (Credit our very own Oliver and the Iconfactory’s Gedeon Maheux for spotting this trend.)
     
  2. iKoda

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    #2 iKoda, Dec 31, 2008
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    Wait... isn't 4 20 a bad thing?

    I absolutely hate icons with text in it. for example Alien Mangle, Auto Mangle, I don't remember much since i've haven't had my ipod Touch for a month.
     
  3. 1337brian

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    Yes...:cool:
     
  4. Paulio

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    How, why and when is 4:20 bad?
    Never heard that one before??

    Agree with the text thing tho, but AutoMangle is ok.. (as it's hardly noticable)
     
  5. iKoda

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    Click the 420 in the first post. There is a description.
     
  6. iKoda

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    Brittney spears had 420 in her music Video Womanizer.
    April 20th.
    4th month, day 20
     
  7. Paulio

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    oh thanks, skipped over that one..

    Interesting..

    Well, I guess you may as well do whatever it takes for something to standout to as many people as possible..
     
  8. iKoda

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    This kinda scares me. There might be Subliminal messages in apps.
     
  9. Paulio

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    Haha, I reckon. what about that wine app icon? That was kinda funny too.
     
  10. Chiller ONE

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    Yeah, but that wasn't very subliminal now, was it?

    btw, yes the 420 thing is still hilarious. :D
     
  11. brewstermax

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    What happened to 11:11 or just 12:00? It makes more sense.
     
  12. Maeks

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    I think the word SALE or LIMITED TIME (in that case: words) plastered over the icon is more annoying, but I'm glad it doesn't show up when you install it on your iPhone/Touch (just in iTunes).

    4:20? I'd say "I'm surprised they made it through the approval process", but I'm really not.
     
  13. Everydaynormalguy

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    I assume 4:20 is the time of day in which all new apps get published? :)D)
     
  14. PoV

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    Ahh, that's what we need. A clock app that, like a VCR or crappy Microwave, lose their time every time the app starts. And it flashes.

    Fantastic. :)
     
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    It's really stupid. I wish they would all stop doing it.

    it's also Adolf Hitlers birthday btw.
     
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    #16 BATTLE BORN, Jan 2, 2009
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    a little too often in my case... :cool:

    *cough... cough*

    you gotta admit it's a little funny lol
    I'm curious to see what else devs will get away with...

    kind of off topic: a radio station here in town did a contest to see what was the most inappropriate custom license plate you could get approved from the DMV. now that's just funny lol

    EDIT: however I must admit the whole 4:20 bit has been done and is getting old. let's see somebody kick it up a notch! something to make the dirty old animators at disney proud lol
     
  17. AppStoreGamer

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    HA! i'll second that!
     
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    #18 pablo19, Jan 2, 2009
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    Some people though it was inappropriate, its not a trend, but still funny:D
     
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    holy shit, conspiracy, I just hope they don't harm steve jobbs
     
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    Some people though it was inappropriate, its not a trend, but still funny


    holy shit, whine enthusiasts, how did they get away with that icon, aren't any of the app monitors abstract?
     

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