100 easy-to-love iOS icons from around the world

It’s been over 10 years since the first iPhone appeared on the market. Users immediately appreciated its square icons with rounded corners. They were easy to click and gave a nice, neat orderliness to the screen. Only iOS icon designers were unhappy with the standard square icons – those square shapes limited the freedom for creative design. However, some experts decided to think out of the box. No squares would stop their creativity! In fact, the shape seemed to explode their creative thinking, and some true masterpieces began to appear in the AppStore.
These are the icons we have gathered here for you in our collection. (more…)

How can an application’s icon design affect the number of app downloads?

How can an application’s icon design affect the number of app downloads?

How can you understand which icon design will attract the most downloads? Even a professional designer with years of experience can’t answer this question with certainty. However, there’s a way to solve the problem: by ordering an icon design that’s undergone A/B testing.
Roman Rudnik, the head of IconDesignLAB.com studio, wrote a column for SitePoint in which he describes his experiences in conducting A/B testing of a customer’s Google Play icon.
But they published a cut version, so we decided to publish the unchanged original in our blog, with some stunning and interesting details. Read it and you’ll find out how A/B testing works and how it helped us increase an application’s downloads by 34%. (more…)

Where to find examples of high-quality icons: 9 reference websites you need to know about

Where to find examples of high-quality icons: 9 reference websites you need to know about

When a customer asks a designer to draw an icon, the customer is concerned about two issues: the cost of the work, and the duration of the work. To answer these questions, the designer should have a clear understanding of the customer’s needs. It’s good when you, the customer, knows what a perfect icon looks like – but what if you don’t know what you want?

There’s a simple answer: look at other work, and listen to yourself. To help you do that, we’ve listed nine websites that provide useful tips. (more…)

How to Talk to Your Designer: 7 Easy Rules

How to Talk to Your Designer: 7 Easy Rules

Correctly define the scope and critique drafts without offending

Even when you order web design from a professional, sometimes you might not understand each other and receive a sub-par result. Why does that happen?
Let’s look not at the designer’s mistakes, but at cases when the customer does something that negatively influences the artist’s motivation. (more…)

How to avoid being fooled by a designer or The 8 ways that designers can trick you

How to avoid being fooled by a designer or The 8 ways that designers can trick you

How do designers deceive their clients? How can you avoid paying through the nose and be left holding the bag?

Sometimes, designers prove to be uncooperative, and the job goes sideways. This article contains information about our friend’s galling experience and some stunning examples from the Internet that describe the most common ways that designers can deceive their clients. Read this – and learn from the experiences of others to avoid the mistakes other clients made!

At the end of the article is a short checklist you can use to find out whether designer you’re unfamiliar with is trustworthy or not. (more…)

10 ways to increase website conversion or how to sell more software

If you are a geek like me, you should appreciate functionality. You believe that when you add a new feature to the app, sales will go up immediately. Thus you spend months to implement this new feature for your project. However, after the release sales do not go up and you start working on next new feature…

Nevertheless, there are easier ways to boost sales of your product. 20 minutes if spent wisely can increase your website conversion by dozens times. You just need to know what to pay attention to.

So what are the secrets? We have gathered 10 examples in this article. Look through them and try to implement them on your website.

Стартовый экран игры RoadStory

From Sketch to Release: How to create an AppStore game you’ll want to play again and again

The process of developing the graphics for the Road Story game has become a fascinating quest, with fun activities and unexpected thrilling subject for us. We’re going to show you, step by step, how we created the artistic part of the game and what exactly came out of it. Let’s get started>>