What you need to know
- A new book is in the works that will highlight the very best icons iOS apps have to offer.
- Icon designer Michael Flarup's iOS app icon book is now available via Kickstarter.
- Prices start at around $70.
If you're of the opinion that a great icon helps make a great app you're going to love The iOS App Icon Book by designer Michael Flarup. The book is available for order via Kickstarter right now and is a must-have for design fans.
The new book will be around 150 pages which should give you an idea of how many icons will be in here. Don't just expect pages upon pages of images, though — there's much more going on here. Expect explainers, a "primer on designing app icons," and more.
Flarup says that the book is now around 90% complete and that everything should be finalized by the end of January. Those placing orders — prices start at around $70 — should see their books arrive in April 2022, the Kickstarter page notes.
This book is going to be a great love letter to some of the best iPhone apps in the world, all carefully laid out and printed in what is sure to be a collector's item of a book. If you've ever scrolled through the App Store and been taken aback by an icon, this book is for you!
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.