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hey yall i just got a hot new idea for an app

its icon is a blue-cyan circle with white detail, and its only purpose is to make it slightly harder to find every other app on your home screen

Β· SubwayTooter Β· 9 Β· 64 Β· 121

all of these except discord and dropbox and steam and the android builtins are good apps, btw

but jesus christ give my eyes something - anything - distinct

@lifning Now reskin it all to a yellow theme for more energy!

@lifning It was a little nicer when Android was fine with apps having custom shapes but now Google has been pushing for all apps to have circle or rounded square icons and I hate it

@lifning hold on I got a few more for you (I'm also a bit colorblind which makes this worse for me)

@lifning blue their house with the blue little icons and and a blue circle and everything is blue for them and themself and everybody around

@lifning why do you think blue is dominant?

Or is it, actually?

heyl, studies about this would be funny… πŸ˜†

@rugk probably because the entire industry is a soul-crushing game of follow-the-leader and nobody wants to pay artists to put thought and care into things

@lifning @rugk I want to frame this toot and hang it on the wall of every tech company

@lifning Good example of how minimalism can actually be counter-intuitive design if variation gets killed entirely

@viv not to worry you were just following industry standard best practices :flow_wink:

@lifning but it's such a ~consistent theme an style~ tho! it's... *wipes a tear from their eye* it's beautiful~

@lifning on mac os 8 there was a freeware app called Blip. The purpose of this program was to create a file with no icon and a name consisting of an empty string. When you double clicked that file it would display a dialog box telling you it was a Blip, and exit

@lifning the app should be written in something like,... let's say nativescript

that way its cross platform

all it will do is exit when opened, but we *have* to make sure that's in typescript because reasons

@iliana @ky0ko it's the reference implementation of a squircle, yes

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hey yall i just got a hot new idea for an app

its icon is a *white* circle with white detail, and its only purpose is to make it slightly harder to find every other app on your home screen
- Google

@lifning The branding guidelines specify the colour to be "sexually insecure blue".

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