It's a hard question; one in which I'm working on right now. One has to consider how they want their app to look. Does it resemble the company as a whole, or is it merely a product of the company? Should it connotate fun, or professionalism? Should it be descriptive or oblique? It's tough to decide when the canvas starts white, with a world of possibilities from which to choose from. From a user experience standpoint, it's a really important decision. It sets the tone.
In the life of a startup, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made; some big and some small, but the icon of your flagship product needs to hit the mark. It tells a story. Even though the adage says to not judge a book by its cover, we all do. If the icon isn't compelling, what else will a person use to make the determination that they want the app?
This is the point I'm at. Right now, I'm leaning towards this type of a look. What do you think? What kind of emotions or thoughts does it evoke in you? Does it show what you think Virtual Halo is as a company? Yes, the icon can be changed in the future, but we're really trying hard so that we won't have to do that.
The question I now ask: "Does this icon set the tone for an app dedicated to personal safety?"
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