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(Updated, App is live!) POLL: Help us choose an icon for our upcoming Android News app!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Rob, Jan 28, 2016.


Which app icon should we use for "EarlyBird" (our Android News app)?

  1. (1) News Card

  2. (2) News Card with Fold

  3. (3) Newspaper with Fold

  1. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Administrator Thread Starter

    The Android Forums Staff and VIPs are secretly testing a new Android News app that's in private beta. We'll be unleashing it to the world soon enough, but first we need help choosing an icon. We've narrowed it down to 3 that we've had professionally made by a world-renowned Android Icon designer and now we're asking your opinion: which do you think is best?


    We'll take the vote and all comments into consideration, but reserve the right to use whatever icon we deem the best fit!

    Edit by Phases: #3 won! EarlyBird is now in the play store :)

    #1 Rob, Jan 28, 2016
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  2. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    #3. The newspaper says "news" to me. The first two could be anything and don't really speak to me.
  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    #3 for me as well.
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  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    I gotta go with #3.
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  5. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    Clearly I have no sense of style... But I could live with any of them... So I pick whatever you do
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  6. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    I'll hop on the bandwagon.

  7. Yeah, I also prefer #3
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  8. AMOCO

    AMOCO The Computer Guy
    VIP Member

    I vote for #3
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  9. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
    VIP Member

    Funny, I picked 3 also :)
    As long as the icon is NOT this:
    if so, I quit :D
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  10. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Administrator Thread Starter

    No no no... that's the icon for the game we're developing. FlappyRob.
  11. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    Number 3 is the best at showing it's a news app. :thumbsupdroid: :)
  12. mayasim

    mayasim Lurker

    yes number 3 is best and cool.
  13. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    honest..i don't like the look of them. sorry.
    flat and boring.

    but to choose from the 3....
    #2 makes no sense.
    #1 is simple.. it ok
    #3 is OK also. (my vote)

    I sure hope this does better than the last app..
  14. ltmpx

    ltmpx Member

    Totaly agree!!! #3!
  15. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Administrator Thread Starter

    To which app are you referring @dan330 ? We have had a few apps that we simply didn't have the manpower to maintain (like Carrier Coverage) but Android News is in our wheelhouse as we're very confident this will become somewhat of a defacto Android News app for both enthusiasts and the masses.
  16. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    phandroid or something like that... 2 yrs ago.
    I think that was what it was called.
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  17. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Administrator Thread Starter

    That app is still alive and doing well:

    About 100k downloads and 4.1+ rating. The idea is that this new app will feature EVERYTHING around the Android world from ALL sites (even competitors), curated 24/7 by our team. The Phandroid app (and website) will have less focus on only publishing news and spend more time on featured content, reviews, editorials, tips, etc...

    We'll likely be updating the Phandroid News app with some cool stuff in the near future.
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  18. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    Can I go ahead and sign up for that beta?
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  19. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Administrator Thread Starter

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  20. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Administrator Thread Starter

    To earn access to FlappyRob beta you must first beat the boss in level 999 of RobbyFlap. That game is NSFW, only available on MiKandi, and costs $999. Also, the app doesn't exist.
  21. rnicolson

    rnicolson Lurker

  22. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    I think...
    you are giving us the run-a-round!!!
  23. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    I went with number 3, though I have to say I kind of like the icon on version 1.1.4.
  24. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    Gotta go with #3 too because the rest could be anything at all.
  25. Phases


    I also like the 1.1.5 icon - kinda wish it was on the Poll.

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