APP One: An app name and icon should immediately relay to the user what the app is all about. Remind me does exactly as the name implies. The app icon is a notepad and a clock with a shed of blue(#FF033649) background.
APP Two: Don’t Forget — working off the phrase an elephant never forgets, the icon has an elephant. Different from the icon above that uses images to relay its purpose to the user, this icon tells a story.
This post is way overdue. At the end of 2013 I did a little of experiment. The purpose of the experiment was build 2 apps that performed exactly the same function and only change the Icons, color, name and vocabulary and examine the download numbers over 5 days. Both apps were launched under the following conditions: No app promotion; Non-specific ASO (App Store Optimization);No extra functionality i.e. no speech to text , GEO location, OCR etc.
A Hacker’s Guide to Windows 8 Apps is a four step guide to building apps at a hackathon on the Windows platform. The guide is designed to point you to quick resources and short tutorials you needed to building winning apps at a hackathon.